From a press release summarizing a Quinnipiac University Poll of 1,288 New York City voters:
In an open-ended question, where respondents can give any answer, 20 percent of voters say education should be the top priority for the mayor and City Council, followed by 13 percent for jobs and 9 percent each for crime/safety and housing/affordable housing. Only 2 percent list "income inequality" or "class inequality." Another 2 percent list wages/minimum wage.
...A total of 83 percent of voters say income inequality is a "very serious" or "somewhat serious" problem.
Voters say 66 - 25 percent that New York City government should try to reduce the gap between rich and poor. V
oters support 69 - 27 percent increasing the New York City income tax on households making more than $500,000 per year.
Support is 74 - 23 percent to increase taxes on households making more than $500,000 per year if the money is used to fund pre-kindergarten for all New York City children.
Support drops to 55 - 37 percent to increase taxes on the wealthy if other funds are found for universal pre-k.
"When we ask New Yorkers what's their top priority, they say education, jobs, crime, housing. Almost no one says, 'income inequality,'" [poll director Maurice] Carroll said. "But when we ask them specifically about income inequality, they want to rewrite 'The Tale of Two Cities.'"