Do you support temporarily housing new immigrants in SUNY housing?

Among registered voters in the state, 54 percent opposed the use of SUNY housing to temporarily house newcomers to New York, according to a survey, while 33 percent supported it. Siena College Poll Published Wednesday, June 28.

“Voters oppose the use of SUNY housing to temporarily house new immigrants to New York by a 21-point margin,” Siena College pollster Steven Greenberg said in a statement. “More than three-quarters of Republicans and a majority of independents oppose the proposal, while Democrats are evenly split.”

“Many young and Latino voters support the use of SUNY dorms to temporarily house immigrants, but a majority of older, white and black voters oppose it.”

Voters were also asked whether they supported relocating some newcomers from New York City to housing in other counties at the city’s expense. Of those polled, 46 percent opposed it, while 40 percent supported it.

“A majority of Democrats and New York City voters support it, but Republicans, independents, upstate suburbanites and upstate residents oppose it,” Greenberg said.

The poll comes after Gov. Kathy Hochul’s administration considered housing as many as 1,500 immigrants in residence halls at the University at Buffalo, Stony Brook University and the University at Albany. Spectrum News NY1 Report.

Plans have yet to be finalized, and Hochul told the media she was considering all state assets to help alleviate what she said was a “crisis level” problem in New York City.

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The Siena College poll also touches on several other issues, including recently passed legislation.

These include the so-called “Innocence Act,” which would establish criminal convictions for most felonies after someone has served eight years in prison, but not murder or sex crimes.

Of those surveyed, 40 percent said the proposal would be “bad” for New York, while 37 percent said it would be “good.”

“Many Democrats, New York City and black voters believe that sealing criminal records as proposed would be good for the state, while a majority of Republicans and a majority of independents, downstate suburbanites, upstate residents, white and Latino voters believe ‘Clearness’ would be good for the country. “Bad for New York,” Greenberg said.

Looking ahead to 2024, New York voters favor President Joe Biden 50% to 28% over former President Donald Trump in a hypothetical rematch, the poll found.

Fourteen percent said they would prefer someone else in the White House.

The two garnered less support when the question was opened to include other candidates.

“Interestingly, about a third of Democrats, Republicans and independents agree that they don’t want the 2024 vote to include either Biden or Trump,” Greenberg said.

“While 49 percent of Republicans prefer Trump to the polls and 54 percent of Democrats want Biden on the ballot, for independents, only 29 percent want Trump to the polls and only 32 percent % want Biden to attend.”

Check out the full poll results on SIna College website.

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