Would you like flu germs with that? New Yorkers say no.
Right on the heels of the Daily Kos/SEIU poll showing majority support for paid sick leave nationally
, a Quinnipiac poll finds overwhelmingly massive support for paid sick leave in New York City.
Quinnipiac University. 8/8-12. New York City voters. MoE ±2.7%
Q: Would you support or oppose a law requiring New York City businesses to provide up to 9 paid sick days for employees?
Not only do New Yorkers support paid sick leave like whoa, a majority of them reject one of the main arguments opponents use to justify the status quo:
Q: Do you think such a law would result in businesses hiring fewer people or not?
Just as an overwhelming majority of New York City voters support paid sick leave, a veto-proof majority of the City Council likewise supports the law. But Speaker Christine Quinn refuses to bring the bill up for a vote, blocking it despite such high levels of support.