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Poll: New Yorkers of all regions and parties oppose prison-based gerrymandering

by Peter Wagner, August 17, 2011  

A Quinnipiac University poll released last week reported that New York State

voters say 60 – 25 percent that prison inmates should be counted as residents of their home districts, not of where they’re imprisoned. Republican and upstate voters support counting inmates in their homes, not their prisons.

The poll was conducted from August 3 – 8, with 1,640 registered voters. The margin of error was +/- 2.4 percentage points.

On August 4, New York’s redistricting task force announced — finally — that it would comply with state law and count incarcerated people at their home addresses. Nine state senators, however, are still suing to overturn the law.

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    […] recent Quinnipiac University poll reported that public opinion is decidedly against prison-based gerrymandering, with a majority of […]

  2. Albany Judge Upholds Law Ending Prison-Based Gerrymandering | Prisoners of the Census says, 3 months, 2 weeks after publication:

    […] recent Quinnipiac University poll reported that public opinion is against prison-based gerrymandering, with a majority of New York […]

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