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Poll: Majority of New Yorkers Want to Wait Before Lifting School Mask Mandates

Poll: Majority of New Yorkers Want to Wait Before Lifting School Mask Mandates
Principal Jodie Cohen hands a student a mask at James Madison High School on March 22, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images)

By    |   Tuesday, 22 February 2022 02:25 PM EST

More than half — 58% — of New York state voters want to wait for data in early March before deciding to lift the school mask mandate, a new Siena College poll reveals.

But 30% say the mandate should have ended already. Another 10% want to see the mandate end after this week's school break.

Here are how the other results of the poll, released Tuesday, break down:

  • 45% say New York’s indoor public mask mandate should still be in place, while 31% say it should have ended earlier than it did.
  • 60% say crime is a serious problem, while 36% say it is "somewhat serious."
  • 65% say "the so-called bail reform law should be amended to give judges more discretion to keep dangerous criminals off the streets," compared to 27% who say the law shouldn't be amended.
  • 48% of New York state voters have a favorable opinion of President Joe Biden, while 48% have an unfavorable opinion of him. Last month his favorability rating stood at 52%-42%. 

The poll, conducted Feb. 14-17, surveyed 803 New York state voters. The margin of error is plus or minus 3.9%.

Jeffrey Rodack

Jeffrey Rodack, who has nearly a half century in news as a senior editor and city editor for national and local publications, has covered politics for Newsmax for nearly seven years.

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