Remember when all anyone could talk about was congestion pricing? Well, now that the city is officially in holiday gridlock mode, Quinnipiac University released a new poll showing growing opposition to congestion pricing, with 61% of New Yorkers against the plan.

Back in July, 52% of voters were against congestion pricing, and then that grew to 57% in August. Most notably, the number of Manhattan voters opposing congestion pricing has risen 11%, from 36% in August to 47% in November. Even thought 87% of the respondents think traffic is a problem, the Quinnipiac polling center's executive director Maurice Carroll said, "Is congestion pricing the answer? Almost two-thirds say no."

The interesting thing is that 53% would support congestion pricing if it could prevent a subway and bus fare hike, but 67% doubt that will happen, which makes Carroll say, "Big problem: New Yorkers don't trust the MTA. Two thirds doubt that, whatever is promised, the money really will keep transit fares from rising." Yeah, but we didn't need a poll to know that!

Opposition to congestion pricing breaks down to 63% of Brooklyn respondents, 70% in the Bronx, 65% in Queens, and 63% in Staten Island.

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