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New York City Economy / Aid / Polls #237962

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 04, 1975
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(Studio) Light company says if not paid, will turn out NYC's lights. House Democrats leaders have some hope Ford might accept their bill for aid. Senate Democratic policy committee refuses to endorse aid. October 17-20 Gallup poll shows public 49 to 42% against aid. Last wkend. after Ford speech, CBS and New York "Times" made telephone poll. Public favors aid 55% to 33%. 12% no opinion. 69% say default could hurt economy; 17% say no; 68% believe other cities face like problems; 16% don't believe it. If default occurs, 81% believe fed. funds should go to police, firemen and sanitation workers; 11% don't. 77% for school aid; 15% against. 47% for welfare aid; 39% against. 80% for city hospital aid; 12% against.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter

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