A new Siena Research Institute poll finds that Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s license plate replacement plan is unpopular with New Yorkers.
The poll finds that New Yorkers oppose the recently announced plan by a 60-31 margin. Beginning on April 1, 2020, if your plates are at least 10 years old, you will be charged an additional $25 for new plates, regardless of their condition. Drivers would be charged an additional $20 to keep their current plate number.
“New Yorkers of every stripe – regardless of party, region, gender, race, or age – oppose the new requirement to surrender license plates that are at least a decade old for newly designed state license plates. Opposition is smaller with Democrats, New York City voters, and black, Latino and younger voters, however, a majority or plurality of each of those groups oppose this new requirement on motorists,” said Siena College pollster Steven Greenberg.