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New state poll shows New Yorkers overwhelmingly favor higher taxes on the wealthy to deal with state budget deficit

Strong support among all groups, including Republican and upstate voters
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A new survey conducted by the national polling firm Hart Research Associates shows that more than 90% of registered voters questioned across New York State are in favor of proposed new taxes on billionaires and ultra-millionaires, along with taxes on high-priced second homes.

According to the survey, voters believe that levying such taxes to avoid cuts in health, education and other services will strengthen New York State's economy. Nearly three-quarters of those surveyed said they would be more inclined to vote for candidates who supported such tax measures.

Read a memo on the survey results

The survey was released at noon Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, in the LCA Pressroom 130 in the Legislative Office Building by labor leaders, state elected officials and fiscal experts.