Voters Expect DA’s Policy Will Cause Crime Increase in New York
After the new district attorney in New York City announced he will not seek prison sentences for many crimes, and will treat many felony cases as misdemeanors, most voters expect crime to increase in the Big Apple.
A new national telephone and online survey by Rasmussen Reports finds that 62% of Likely U.S. voters think Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg’s policy is likely to lead to an increase in crime. Only eight percent (8%) think Bragg’s policy is likely to decrease crime, while 23% don’t think the policy will make much difference. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 U.S. Likely Voters was conducted on January 6 and 9, 2022 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.
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