Sarah Fortinsky, The Hill, October 24, 2023
A majority of New York state voters in a new poll said they agree with Mayor Eric Adams’s (D) statement that the influx of migrants “will destroy” the city.
In a Sienna College poll published Tuesday, 58 percent of respondents said they agree with their Democratic mayor’s earlier statement, while 32 percent said they disagree, three percent were in the middle and eight percent said they didn’t know or refused to say.
In the Sienna College poll, the vast majority of respondents said they saw the recent influx of migrants as a serious problem for the state — a sentiment that extends across demographics. A total of 84 percent of respondents called it a serious problem, compared to 12 percent who said it was not a serious problem.
Eighty-one percent of Democrats called it a serious problem, compared to 16 percent who said it was not serious. Ninety-four percent of Republicans said the recent influx of migrants was a serious problem for the state, compared to four percent who said it was not. Eighty-two percent of Independents/Others said it was serious, compared to 14 percent who said it was not.