Poll Rips NYC Mayor on Homeless, Favors Hillary Clinton's

Tom Boland (wgcp@earthlink.net)
Tue, 7 Dec 1999 01:55:53 -0800 (PST)

HPN POLL - Could who wins the y2k race in NY for the USA Senate make a
difference "on the street" for homeless people?  Why or why not?

Opinions please! -- Pundit Tom

FWD  New York Daily News - December 5, 1999


     Sunday News Staff Writer

New Yorkers oppose Rudy Giuliani's homeless policies by a 2-to-1
majority, while more than half think his recent homeless crackdown is
aimed at boosting a run for the U.S. Senate, a Sunday News poll shows.

By contrast, 77% of city dwellers favor Hillary Rodham Clinton's
proposals to increase funding for treatment of the mentally ill and
for low-income housing.

"New Yorkers have not come around to the mayor's way of thinking on
this," said Julie Weprin of Blum & Weprin Associates, the firm that
conducted the poll.

The survey, which comes as advocates for the homeless prepare to stage
a major rally today to protest Giuliani's policies, depicts a mayor
who is largely out of step with the city he represents, at least on
the homeless issue.

About 69% of city residents, for example, say they disapprove of
Giuliani's new policy of arresting homeless people who refuse shelter.


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