New York’s yellow-green sticker of parking shame may be headed for extinction, but not if New Yorkers themselves have anything to say about it, pollsters say.
A Quinnipiac University poll, released Thursday, found that 60 percent of city voters want the city to continue slapping the large and extremely-difficult-to-remove stickers on the windows of cars that violate alternate-side parking rules and force the street sweeper to make a little detour. Support for the stickers was nearly as strong among on-street parkers: 57 percent.
The City Council voted unanimously last month to phase out the stickers, and seems poised to override a veto of the measure promised by the mayor. Support for the stickers held up across various demographic distinctions — men and women, Republicans and Democrats, rich and poor, young and old, black and white and Hispanic.
On other issues, the poll found fairly strong, if slightly eroding, support for the police commissioner, Raymond W. Kelly, despite a number of recent black eyes for the department. City voters approve of the job Mr. Kelly is doing 62 to 24 percent. In mid-December, the figure was 66 to 24 percent.
Around 60 percent of voters approve of the job the police themselves are doing, and on the question of whether the police have unfairly targeted Muslims — a criticism raised most recently in the contretemps over an anti-terrorism training film shown to many officers — only 24 percent agreed.
The poll queried 1,222 registered city voters from Jan. 30 to Feb. 5. The margin of sampling error was plus or minus 3 percentage points.