Support for Constitutional Convention Drops

A Siena college poll released on Tuesday indicates that while two-thirds of New Yorkers have not heard anything about the November 7th ballot question, support for holding a convention has dropped from 62 percent in May to just 47 percent in July. This is certainly encouraging.

RPEA and other organizations continue to stress that convening a convention is an expensive and inefficient way to amend the state constitution. Plus, certain protections and rights already in the constitution could be at risk.

In a related question which will also be on the November ballot, voters overwhelmingly support the constitutional amendment which could reduce the pensions of public officers convicted of felonies in relation to their official duties.

Source: Retired Public Employees Association