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Hochul’s approval declines as poll shows 82% of New Yorkers worried about influx of migrants

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A recent Siena College poll indicates that a significant 82% of New York voters view the surge of migrants into the state as a serious issue, with over half (54%) classifying it as “very serious.”


The poll, conducted between August 13-16, also highlighted that 58% of respondents feel the state has done enough and should now limit the influx.

Meanwhile, 50% of those polled favor relocating migrants from temporary accommodations in New York City to long-term housing throughout the state. This move is championed mainly by Democrats and city-based voters, though it meets resistance from Republicans and sees a divided response from independents.

The survey unveiled a declining approval for Gov. Kathy Hochul’s management of the migrant situation, with a 51-35% disapproval rating.