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Poll: New Yorkers don’t approve of back turning by cops

January 15, 2015 By Colleen Long Associated Press
New Yorkers didn't like it when NYPD officers turned their backs on Bill de Blasio. AP photo
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A new poll shows New Yorkers didn’t approve of police officers turning their backs on Mayor Bill de Blasio at the funerals for two officers shot in their patrol car.

The poll was released Thursday by Quinnipiac University, and 69 percent said they disapproved. Seventy-seven percent said relations between the mayor and police are “generally bad” and of those, 43 percent blame de Blasio and 43 percent blame police.

New Yorkers also didn’t like a comment by union head Patrick Lynch that the mayor had “blood on his hands” after the officers were killed Dec. 20. Support for Lynch was at 18 percent.

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The poll surveyed 1,182 New Yorkers from Jan. 7 to Jan. 14 and has and had a margin of error of plus or minus 2.9 percentage points.


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