New York Daily News
The poll from Baruch College, which found that 78% of New Yorkers want companies that get city help to pay higher wages, comes as City Council Speaker Christine Quinn considers a contentious "living wage" bill that's backed by most members.
Its fate is in Quinn's hands but she won't say whether she'll let the bill get a vote.
Baruch political science Prof. Doug Muzzio said she should read the poll.
"If I were the speaker, and I'm sitting on the fence here, one of those 53-47 polls would be really great right about now, but this [poll] is unambiguous," Muzzio said.