Two to one, New Yorkers support the NYPD’s controversial “spying” on Muslims, according to a new poll released today.
Big Apple residents approve of the way New York police are doing their job by a 63 – 31 percent margin and say that police act appropriately in dealing with Muslims, according to a Quinnipiac University poll.
Specifically, when asked “Do you think the New York City Police Department has unfairly targeted Muslims to combat terrorism or has acted appropriately?” 58 percent of people polled said they found the police’s surveillance “appropriate” and just 29 percent said it was “unfair."
“New Yorkers brush aside the gripes about police surveillance of the Muslim community,” said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. “Voter approval of the way police are handling terrorism is through the roof and overall approval for police in general and for Commissioner Ray Kelly is undented by criticism.”
Additionally, 82 percent of New Yorkers said they think the NYPD, and consequently their methods, have been effective in fighting terrorism.
The Quinnipiac poll was conducted by surveying some 964 New Yorkers via live phone interviews.
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