New poll reveals New Yorker's thoughts on city health plans
New Yorkers aren't too pleased with some of the mayor's controversial initiatives according to a poll released by Quinnipiac University Thursday. Here is what they had to say.
More than half of those polled opposed the Dept. of Health's plan to ban sugary drinks that are greater than 16 ounces from all restaurants, grocery stores and other businesses. Manhattan was the only borough where there was a slight approval for the measure, with 49% giving the thumbs up verses 48% against.
Several hospitals have signed on to the mayor's plan to promote breast feeding to new mothers and limit the distribution of formula. About 56% of Gothamites say this plan is a bad idea.
"Stop and Frisk":
Although half of New Yorkers are against the NYPD tactic, the poll shows a racial divide since statistics show that most of the people who are stopped are minorities. Blacks overwhelmingly opposed the method, 69%, while 57% of whites approved of it.