Dennis Walcott, New York City School Chancellor, is shown in...

Dennis Walcott, New York City School Chancellor, is shown in this undated file photo. Fourteen NYC teachers accused of bad behavior are still working because an arbitrator overruled New York City's attempts to fire them. Credit: Getty Images

New York City voters are giving high marks to policies such as releasing public school teacher evaluations and giving restaurants letter grades.

A Quinnipiac (KWIH'-nuh-peek-ak) University poll released Wednesday found that 58 percent of city voters approve of publicly releasing teacher evaluations. However, just 20 percent of voters say they trust the reports.

Some politicians and industry representatives have criticized the city's letter-grading program for restaurants. But 82 percent of voters say they support the use of the grades, which are posted near restaurants' entryways.

The telephone survey contacted 964 voters from March 6 to March 11. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.2 percentage points.

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