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The latest polls show New Yorkers overwhelmingly support new gun and abortion laws

By 06/16/2022 2:00 PMNo CommentsBy YidInfo Staff

The latest poll by Siena College showed that most New Yorkers back the newly passed new gun and abortion laws.

Siena College pollster Steven Greenberg said 67% of Republicans and 73% of gun owners (about one-fifth of all voters) think the law will be good.

With regards to the abortion laws, 63 percent said a law enhancing legal protections for those seeking or performing abortions in New York would be good for the state.

The same poll also showed that almost two-thirds of voters, about 60%, also want to see the U.S. Supreme Court upheld Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 decision that led to federally-protected the right to seek an abortion.

Meanwhile, most people in the Empire State, 92%, say crime is a serious problem and are concerned about becoming a victim.

The survey also showed that 65 percent said crime in their community is a serious concern, and six in ten respondents are fearful that they could become a victim.

“Crime continues to be an overriding issue for New Yorkers,” Greenberg said.

“At least 90% of voters from every party, region, and race say crime is a serious problem in the state, with at least 57% saying it’s a very serious problem, including 79% of Black voters who say it’s a very serious problem,” Greenberg added.

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