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Most NYC Voters Welcome 2016 Democratic Convention: Poll

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September 02, 2014 AT 9:31 PM
According to a poll released on Tuesday, most New York City voters want to play host to the 2016 Democratic National Convention, a week after a city police union raised safety concerns and urged organizers to shop for another venue. The Quinnipiac University poll shows New York City voters welcome the event to nominate the party's presidential candidate by a ratio of 3-to-1. Republicans voters, however, were against the idea 52 percent to 38 percent. Forty-four percent of those polled thought a New York convention would be a boost for democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio while 12 percent said it would hurt him.