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Poll: Most NYC voters support horse carriages, divided on pet ferrets

New Yorkers aren't wild about banning horse carriages — but they're less convinced about ferrets, a new poll found.

ferret nyc new york city ban New York City voters are divided about whether or not pet ferrets should be allowed, according to a poll released Wednesday.
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New Yorkers aren't wild about banning horse carriages -- but they're less convinced about ferrets, a new poll found.

Most New York City voters don't think horse-drawn carriages should be banned, but they're divided about allowing pet ferrets, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday.

The new administration is considering loosening a 15-year-old ban on ferrets. Mayor Bill de Blasio's office is also looking into a range of options to remove carriage horses off city streets.

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Of those surveyed for the poll, 66 present said that de Blasio shouldn't ban Central Park's horse-drawn buggies.

Voters are split about ferrets, with 39 percent for and 42 percent against allowing city residents to keep the furry creatures as pets.

The poll also found that the mayor's approval rating increased, to 51 percent, up from 45 percent approval in March.

Conducted from June 5 to 9, the poll had a margin of error plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.

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