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Re: Poll shows voters favor current rent laws:Today's Times

Posted by TenantNet on March 05, 1997 at 11:42:05:

In Reply to: Poll shows voters favor current rent laws:Today's Times posted by Dottie on March 05, 1997 at 09:51:10:

: In an article in NYTimes,March 5, "the poll by Quinnipiac College's
Polling Institute in Hamden, Conn.,shows that 54 percent of New York
registered voters want to keep the state's rent laws intact...Support...
ran deep not just in New York City...but also in the suburbs and
upstate. In the city, 62% said they supported retaining the
the suburbs, 54 % supported the laws...Maurice Carroll, the director
of the polling institute, said the poll suggested that...Bruno might
have trouble maintaining support even among his fellow Republicans for
his proposal to phase out most rent portections this year...Officials
with tenants groups among their supporters seized upon the poll results
to argue that Mr.Bruno's position was becoming increasingly untenable."
Here's ammmunition we can use as we write to our elected officials.

Thanks for the info. I haven't seen it yet (and we have someone trying
to get the raw data), but a phone message indicated the poll also showed
support for continuing decontrol for $2,000 apartments and $100,000
income [the real threat this year despite all the hysteria and media
malarkey]. This is natural given the landlord's sophisticated PR campaign.
Quinnipiac is respected and if the poll says what I've heard, I'm not
so sure if it helps. Makes you wonder why those tenant groups who claim
to be "leading the way" are actually "dropping the ball" by not doing
similar PR. You have to ask why wouldn't they do it with all the money
they've squeezed out of tenants by making such promises that they were
indeed doing advertising. Makes one wonder.

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