Siena poll shows voters favor tax cap

A poll shows more than 70 percent of New Yorkers in every region, in both parties and in ever demogr
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A poll shows more than 70 percent of New Yorkers in every region, in both parties and in ever demographic group support a cap on property tax increases that is already doomed in the Legislature.

The Siena Research Institute poll found 74 percent of New Yorkers support Gov. David Paterson’s proposed cap of 4 percent annual growth in local school and government taxes.

The Siena poll finds fewer than three in 10 believe a cap would hurt education, as teachers unions and lawmakers claim.

Meanwhile, the New York State United Teachers union is calling the tax cap “disastrous” and “arbitrary” in a radio campaign.

About 70 percent of school funding goes to salaries and benefits.

The poll of 634 registered voters from June 9-11 has a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percent.

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