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Poll Shows Voter Confidence in NYPD Waning

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A Quinnipiac University poll finds that voter confidence in the NYPD is waning.

In March, the department's job approval stood at 68 percent.

A poll released Thursday shows the rating down to 59 percent.

Pollsters also found that city voters strongly support the hiring of one-thousand additional police officers as well as a higher police presence in public housing.

The majority approve of the way Mayor Bill de Blasio is handling crime, but feelings are mixed when it comes to stop and frisk policies. Black and Hispanic voters believe ending stop and frisk policies won't drive up crime.

Poll results show white voters disagree.

Meanwhile, about half of the surveyed voters believe minimum wage should be raised to $15 an hour.

Only 11 percent said it should stay at $8 an hour.

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