3/7: New Mayor, but City Still Divides

March 7, 2014 by  
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Two months after taking office, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is well-liked among registered voters.  Many think de Blasio cares about the average person, is fulfilling campaign promises, can unify the city, and is a good leader.  However, there is a significant racial divide, and fewer than four in ten registered voters in the city approve of de Blasio’s overall job performance as mayor.  Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s job approval rating at this time in his first term was 50%. Click Here for Complete March 7, 2014 The Wall Street Journal/NBC 4 New York/Marist Poll NYC Release and... 

12/23: Out with the Old and In with the New… NYC Voters Hopeful about de Blasio Administration, Change for the Better on the Way

December 23, 2013 by  
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When New York City Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio is sworn into office on January 1st, he will be greeted with great expectations from voters.  About two-thirds of registered voters in the city — 66% — are hopeful about de Blasio becoming the next mayor of New York City.  14% are content while 11% are disappointed.  Two percent describe themselves as angry, and 7% are unsure. Click Here for Complete December 23, 2013 Wall Street Journal/NBC 4 New York/Marist Poll NYC Release and Tables POLL MUST BE SOURCED: Wall Street Journal/NBC 4 New York/Marist Poll “Coming off a huge election... 

11/4: De Blasio with BIG Lead over Lhota Going into Election Day

November 4, 2013 by  
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The clock is counting down to Election Day, and in this final NBC 4 New York/Wall Street Journal/Marist Poll, Democrat Bill de Blasio has a very wide lead over Republican Joe Lhota among New York City likely voters including those who are undecided yet leaning toward a candidate and those who voted by absentee ballot.  De Blasio has the support of 65% of likely voters while Lhota receives 24%.  Independence candidate Adolfo Carrion has 4% while 1% of likely voters citywide wants another candidate to be elected.  Six percent are undecided. Click Here for Complete November 4, 2013 NBC 4 New York/Wall... 

10/11: De Blasio Leads Lhota by 44 Percentage Points in NYC Mayor’s Race

October 11, 2013 by  
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With just a little more than three weeks until Election Day, Democrat Bill de Blasio outpaces his Republican opponent, Joe Lhota, 67% to 23%, among likely voters in New York City including those who are undecided yet leaning toward a candidate and those who voted by absentee ballot.  Independence Party candidate Adolfo Carrion has the support of 2%.  One percent supports another candidate while 7% are undecided. Click Here for Complete October 11, 2013 The Wall Street Journal/NBC 4 New York/Marist Poll NYC Release and Tables POLL MUST BE SOURCED: The Wall Street Journal/NBC 4 New York/Marist... 

9/18: Early Line: de Blasio Outpaces Lhota in NYC Mayor’s Race

September 18, 2013 by  
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The race for New York City mayor now turns toward the general election.  Among likely voters, including those who are undecided yet leaning toward a candidate, Democrat Bill de Blasio leads Republican Joe Lhota, 65% to 22%.  Independence candidate Adolfo Carrion — 3% — trails in third place.  One percent supports another candidate, and 9% are undecided. Click Here for Complete September 18, 2013 Wall Street Journal/NBC 4 New York/Marist Poll NYC Release and Tables POLL MUST BE SOURCED:  The Wall Street Journal/NBC 4 New York/Marist Poll “Joe Lhota must attract many Democrats to... 

9/9: Final Countdown… de Blasio Leads Closest Competitors for New York City Mayor by Wide Margin

September 9, 2013 by  
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Going into tomorrow’s primary for New York City mayor, Bill de Blasio has the support of 36% of Democrats who are likely to vote, including those who are undecided yet leaning toward a candidate and those who voted absentee.  Bill Thompson battles the onetime frontrunner, Christine Quinn, for second place.  Both candidates trail de Blasio by double digits. Among likely Democratic voters in New York City, including those who are undecided yet leaning toward a candidate and those who voted absentee, if the Democratic primary were held today, here is how the contest would stand: 36% Bill de Blasio 20%... 

8/16: Tight Race in Democratic Primary for NYC Mayor… Spitzer with Double-Digit Lead over Stringer in Comptroller’s Race

August 16, 2013 by  
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With less than a month to go until Primary Day, Democrats Christine Quinn and Bill de Blasio are locked in a tight race in their pursuit of the Democratic nomination for New York City mayor.  Bill Thompson is currently in third.  Among registered Democrats in New York City, including those who are undecided yet leaning toward a candidate, just eight percentage points separate these three candidates, and only six percentage points are between them among Democrats likely to vote on Primary Day.  The scandal-ridden Anthony Weiner trails in fourth place. Among registered Democrats in New York City,... 

7/25: Quinn Reclaims Lead from Weiner in Democratic Primary… Should Weiner Drop Out? Dems Divide

In light of new revelations that Anthony Weiner continued to engage in lewd online behavior after he resigned from Congress two years ago, Weiner now trails Christine Quinn in the Democratic primary for New York City mayor.  In this first poll conducted entirely after the latest scandalous details emerged, Quinn now outdistances Weiner by 9 percentage points. Among registered Democrats in New York City, including those who are undecided yet leaning toward a candidate, if the Democratic primary were held today, here is how the contest would stand: 25% Christine Quinn 16% Anthony Weiner 14% Bill... 

7/11: A Second Chance for Spitzer? Takes Lead in NYC Comptroller’s Race

Just days after disgraced former New York State Governor Eliot Spitzer announced he would return to politics to run for New York City comptroller, he leads his opponent, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, by nine percentage points.  Among registered Democrats in New York City, including those who are undecided yet leaning toward a candidate, if the Democratic primary were held today, Spitzer receives the support of 42% compared with 33% for Stringer.  One percent is behind another candidate.  A notable 24% are undecided. Click Here for Complete July 11, 2013 NBC 4 New York/Wall Street... 

6/27: On the Next Mayor’s Agenda: Voters Want Jobs and Education to be Focus

Nearly one in four registered voters in New York City — 23% — say the top concern of the next mayor should be jobs.  One in five — 20% — believes education should top his or her list of priorities, and 12% say economic development is the key. Click Here for Complete June 27, 2013 The Wall Street Journal/NBC New York/Marist Poll NYC Release and Tables POLL MUST BE SOURCED:  The Wall Street Journal/NBC New York/Marist Poll* “The economy is top of mind for New York City voters and is sure to play a pivotal role in this fall’s general election,” says Dr. Lee M. Miringoff,... 

6/26: Weiner Surpasses Quinn among NYC Dems…Lhota Tops GOP Field in Quest for NYC Mayoralty

A month after former Congressman Anthony Weiner announced his candidacy for New York City Mayor, Weiner has moved ahead of his competitors.  He now edges New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn by five percentage points in the race for the Democratic nomination. Among registered Democrats in New York City, including those who are undecided yet leaning toward a candidate, if the Democratic primary were held today, here is how the contest would stand: 25% Anthony Weiner 20% Christine Quinn 13% Bill Thompson 10% Bill de Blasio   8% John Liu   2% Erick Salgado   1% Sal Albanese   1%... 

5/28: Weiner Shows Gains on the Heels of Candidacy Announcement

Former Congressman Anthony Weiner formally declared his candidacy for mayor of New York City last week.  In the first poll since his online video announcement, Weiner places second with the support of 19% of the city’s registered Democrats.   New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn still leads but with only 24% of Democrats’ support, the lowest she has had in this race. Anthony Weiner Among registered Democrats in New York City, including those who are undecided yet leaning toward a candidate, if the Democratic primary were held today, here is how the contest would stand: 24% Christine... 

4/16: Weiner Candidacy for Mayor Could Scramble Democratic Primary Contest

Nearly two years after resigning his Congressional seat due to a sexting scandal, how do New York City voters react to Anthony Weiner’s potential run for mayor?  When he is included in the field of candidates for the Democratic nomination, Weiner receives the support of 15% of Democratic voters, placing him second after frontrunner Christine Quinn. Anthony Weiner Among registered Democrats in New York City, including those who are undecided yet leaning toward a candidate, if the Democratic primary were held today, here is how the contest would stand with Anthony Weiner in the race: 26% Christine... 

2/15: Bloomberg Approval Rating Steady

February 15, 2013 by  
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Half of registered voters in New York City — 50% — approve of the job Mayor Bloomberg is doing in office.  Included here are 13% who believe Mayor Mike is doing an excellent job and 37% who say he is doing a good one.  32% give Bloomberg fair grades while 16% rate his performance as poor.  Two percent are unsure. Michael Bloomberg Click Here for Complete February 15, 2013 NYC NY1-Marist Poll Release and Tables There has been no change in Bloomberg’s approval rating since December when 50% applauded the mayor’s performance and bestowed upon him his highest approval rating since... 

2/14: NYC Mayoralty: Quinn Leads Democratic Field…Lhota Ahead Among GOP

February 14, 2013 by  
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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will leave office at the end of the year.  So, who could be his successor?  Looking at the Democratic contest, New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn leads her closest opponent by almost three-to-one. ©istockphoto.com/LilliDay Click Here for Complete February 14, 2013 NYC NY1-Marist Poll Release and Tables Among registered Democratic voters in New York City including those who are undecided yet leaning toward a candidate, if the Democratic primary were held today, here is how the contest would stand: 37% Christine Quinn 13% Bill Thompson 12% Bill... 

12/4: Almost Two-Thirds Expect Another Storm…NYC Will Be Ready, Say 73%

December 4, 2012 by  
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The toll of Hurricane Sandy surprised many in New York City, but residents are bracing for another hit.  64% of residents believe it is likely or very likely the city will face another weather emergency of Sandy’s strength in the next year.  This includes 21% who say it is very likely and 43% who report it is likely.  About one in five — 21% — don’t think the possibility is very likely while 8% say it is not likely at all.  Seven percent are unsure. But, will New York City be ready to battle another fierce storm?  Nearly three in four residents express confidence that the... 

12/3: NYC Not Prepared for Sandy, Says Majority, But Most Public Officials and Agencies Weather Storm

December 3, 2012 by  
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Five weeks after Hurricane Sandy pummeled the East Coast, nearly six in ten New York City residents — 58% — think the city was not properly prepared to battle the monster storm.  38% believe New York City’s preparation to respond to the storm was adequate, and 4% are unsure. Click Here for Complete December 3, 2012 NYC NY1-Marist Poll Release and Tables “For the most part New Yorkers say the city was not ready to handle the superstorm,” says Dr. Lee M. Miringoff, Director of The Marist College Institute for Public Opinion.  “Despite this view, most are positive about the official... 

10/18: Quinn Still Leader of Democratic Field, But…

October 18, 2012 by  
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Looking ahead to the 2013 Democratic primary for mayor, New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn has the support of 23% of Democrats citywide.  Former City Comptroller Bill Thompson follows with 15%.  Nine percent of registered Democrats citywide are for current Comptroller John Liu while 8% support Public Advocate Bill de Blasio.  Six percent back Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer while the publisher of Manhattan Media, Tom Allon, receives 2%.  Nearly four in ten registered Democrats in New York City — 37% — are unsure. Click Here for Complete October 18, 2012 NYC... 

6/4: Put Sugary Drink Ban on Ice…Ban Goes Too Far, Says Majority

June 4, 2012 by  
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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg caused a stir last week when he proposed the ban of sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces in establishments other than grocery and convenience stores.  What do New York City residents think about the proposal?  53% of adults in the Big Apple believe it’s a bad idea while 42% say it is a good one.  Six percent are unsure. Click Here for Complete June 4, 2012 NYC NY1-Marist Poll Release and Tables “Unfortunately for Mayor Bloomberg, New Yorkers find the glass to be half empty on his proposal to ban super-size drinks,” says Dr. Lee M. Miringoff, Director... 

4/24: Bloomberg, City Schools Receive Low Grades

April 24, 2012 by  
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A majority of New York City voters may want to put Mayor Michael Bloomberg on academic probation.  While 34% approve of his handling of the city’s public schools, 56% disapprove.  10% are unsure.  This is Bloomberg’s lowest approval rating on this issue since March of 2011 when 27% approved of how he was addressing the issue. Click Here for Complete April 24, 2012 NYC NY1-Marist Poll Release and Tables When NY1-Marist last reported this question in September, 41% approved of the mayor’s performance on education while 48% disapproved.  11%, at the time, were unsure. “Dissatisfaction... 

4/23: Major Shift in Perceptions of NYC’s Direction

April 23, 2012 by  
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A majority of New York City voters — 52% — currently believe the city is moving in the right direction while 42% report it is moving in the wrong one.  Six percent are unsure.  This is the largest proportion of voters to believe the city is on the right track since February of 2011.  At that time, the same proportion — 52% — had this view. Click Here for Complete April 23, 2012 NYC NY1-Marist Poll Release and Tables “This is a turnabout in voters’ views of how the city is doing,” says Dr. Lee M. Miringoff, Director of The Marist College Institute for Public Opinion. ... 

9/28: Better Scores on Bloomberg’s Handling of NYC Public Schools, But…

September 28, 2011 by  
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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is receiving slightly better grades on his handling of the New York City public schools.  48% of registered voters disapprove of how the mayor is handling the issue while 41% approve.  11% are unsure. ©istockphoto.com/mstahlphoto Click Here for Complete September 28, 2011 NYC NY1-Marist Poll Release and Tables Although 48% of voters disapprove of how Bloomberg is dealing with the issue, fewer voters now have this view.  In August, a majority — 54% — thought the mayor was failing the city’s public schools while 36% said he was doing a good... 

9/27: Bounce in Bloomberg’s Approval Rating

September 27, 2011 by  
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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s job approval rating may be on an upswing.  According to this NY1-Marist Poll, 46% of registered voters citywide think Bloomberg is doing either an excellent or good job in office.  Included here are 10% who report he is doing an excellent job and 36% who say he is doing a good one.  More than one-third of voters — 35% — rate the mayor’s job performance as fair while 18% believe he is performing poorly.  Two percent are unsure. Michael Bloomberg Click Here for Complete September 27, 2011 NYC NY1-Marist Poll Release and Tables Bloomberg’s... 

9/26: 2013 NYC Mayoral Field Competitive…Quinn, Markowitz Lead the Pack

September 26, 2011 by  
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According to this NY1-Marist Poll, if the 2013 Democratic primary for mayor in New York City were held today, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn would receive 20% of the vote while 16% would cast their ballot for Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz. Former New York City Comptroller Bill Thompson is within striking distance with the support of 12% of Democrats.  In this hypothetical contest, 10% are behind current Comptroller John Liu, 7% back Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, and Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer takes 6% of the vote.  Publisher Tom Allon garners just 2%, and... 

9/8: Slim Majority Plans to Visit 9/11 Memorial

September 8, 2011 by  
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The National September 11th Memorial will open to the public on September 12th.  Do New York City residents plan to visit the memorial shortly after it opens?  A slim majority — 51% — says it is either very likely or likely that they will visit the memorial in the next six months.  This includes 26% who think it is very likely and 25% who report it is likely they will make a trip to the site of the World Trade Center.  However, 50% think it is not likely they will visit the memorial. ©istockphoto.com/RoyalFive Click Here for Complete September 8th, 2011 NYC NY1-Marist Poll Release... 

9/7: Schools Open: Chancellor Little-Known to One in Four New Yorkers

September 7, 2011 by  
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A new school year is here for a new schools chancellor.  As New York City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott faces his first full school year in his post, what do New York City residents think of the job he has done since his appointment in April?  A notable proportion of New Yorkers have yet to form an opinion. NYC Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott (courtesy of Dept. of Education) Click Here for Complete September 7th, 2011 NYC NY1-Marist Poll Release and Tables According to this NY1-Marist Poll, 28% believe Walcott is doing either an excellent or good job as chancellor.  Included here are just... 

9/6: September 11th Not Forgotten, But Many Plan Regular Activities on 10th Anniversary

September 6, 2011 by  
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The September 11th terrorist attacks have indelibly scarred the memories of New York City residents, but as the tenth anniversary of those attacks draws near, nearly four in ten adults citywide plan to spend the day going about their daily routine. ©istockphoto.com/DrGrounds Click Here for Complete September 6th, 2011 NYC NY1-Marist Poll Release and Tables Nearly all New York City adults — 97% — remember where they were and what they were doing when they first heard about the September 11th terrorist attacks while just 3% do not. When it comes to how New Yorkers will spend the day... 

8/11: September 11th Ten Years Later: Concerns About Another Terrorist Attack at New Low

August 11, 2011 by  
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New York City and the rest of the nation will solemnly mark the tenth anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks one month from today.  Are residents in New York City concerned about another attack?  Worry about another assault in the city is at its lowest point since the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center. ©istockphoto.com/oktobernight Click Here for Complete August 11th, 2011 NYC NY1-Marist Poll Release and Tables According to this NY1-Marist Poll, 49% of New York City residents express concern about another terrorist attack.  Included here are 17% who are very worried and 32%... 

8/9: About Two-Thirds Favor NYC Bike Lanes…Only One in Four Says Lanes Improve Traffic

August 9, 2011 by  
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According to this NY1-Marist Poll, 66% of New York City adults support bike lanes in the Big Apple.  More than one in four — 28% — oppose them, and 6% are unsure.  However, just 25% of residents think they make traffic better in the five boroughs.  Four in ten — 40% — believe such lanes make traffic worse while 30% say they make no difference at all.  Only 5% are unsure. ©istockphoto.com/olaser Click here for Complete August 9th, 2011 NY1-Marist Poll Release and Tables When it comes to the number of bike lanes in New York City, a plurality — 44% — thinks... 

8/8: NYC’s Smoking Ban: Good in Theory, But Not Necessarily in Practice

August 8, 2011 by  
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It’s been a couple of months since New York City legally snuffed out smoking in public parks, plazas, and beaches.  So, what do New York City residents think of the outdoor ban?  Nearly seven in ten adults citywide — 69% — think the ban is a good idea, 26% report it is a bad one, and 4% are unsure. ©istockphoto.com/jh020548 Click Here for Complete August 8th, 2011 NYC NY1-Marist Poll Release and Tables Not quite one in five New York City residents say they are smokers and not surprisingly, many have a different view.  59% believe prohibiting smoking in outdoor public places... 

8/2: Bloomberg’s Approval Rating Stagnates

August 2, 2011 by  
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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg continues to struggle in the court of public opinion.  Bloomberg’s job approval rating stands at 39% among registered voters citywide.  And, while the mayor has improved on the issues of education and the budget, he still has a long way to go to win over the city’s electorate.  A majority of voters — 54% — still disapprove of how Bloomberg is handling the city’s public schools.  And, they are lukewarm about his handling of the city’s budget.  Not surprisingly, 51% of voters also think New York City is headed in the wrong direction. Michael... 

7/28: Democratic Race for NYC Mayor Wide Open

July 28, 2011 by  
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In the aftermath of former Congressman Anthony Weiner’s sex scandal about one-third of New York City’s Democrats, 32%, are undecided about whom to support in the Democratic primary for mayor in 2013.  The leading contenders are City Council Speaker Christine Quinn with 16%, New York City Comptroller Bill Thompson with 15%, and Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz with 14%.  They are followed by New York City Comptroller John Liu who receives 9%, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio who has the support of 7%, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer who garners 6%, and Publisher Tom Allon... 

6/9: Weiner Still Alive: Majority in Congressional District Don’t Want Resignation

June 9, 2011 by  
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As more salacious details about Congressman Anthony Weiner’s sex scandal are revealed, politicians from both parties are calling for his resignation, but his constituents don’t agree. Anthony Weiner Click Here for Complete June 9th, 2011 New York’s 9th Congressional District NY1-Marist Poll Release and Tables According to this NY1-Marist Poll, a majority of registered voters in New York’s 9th Congressional District — 56% — do not think Anthony Weiner should resign from Congress.  However, one-third — 33% — believe he should, and 12% are unsure. “Congressman Weiner’s... 

6/7: Weiner Undone: Slim Majority Want Weiner to Remain in Congress… No Go for Mayor

June 7, 2011 by  
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In the wake of U.S. Representative Anthony Weiner’s emotional admission that he engaged in inappropriate online activity with women other than his wife, a little more than half of New York City registered voters still want Weiner to remain in Congress.  A majority, however, say Weiner should bid farewell to his hopes of becoming the next mayor of New York City. Anthony Weiner Click Here for Complete June 7, 2011 NYC NY1-Marist Poll Release and Tables According to this NY1-Marist Poll conducted just hours after the story broke, 51% of New York City voters believe Anthony Weiner should not resign... 

5/4: Post Bin Laden: President Obama Applauded in NYC … Perceptions of City Life Little Changed

Many New York City residents flocked to the site of the World Trade Center in celebration on Sunday night after learning of Osama bin Laden’s death.  In the aftermath of the Al Qaeda leader’s death, President Barack Obama has received a bump in his approval rating in the Big Apple.  However, city dwellers do not necessarily feel safer within the five boroughs. ©istockphoto.com/blackwaterimages Click Here for Complete May 4, 2011 NYC NY1-Marist Poll Release and Tables According to this NY1-Marist Poll, nearly seven in ten registered voters citywide — 69% — think President Barack... 

4/4: Tutorial Needed for Schools Chancellor Cathie Black

April 4, 2011 by  
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Controversial New York City Schools Chancellor Cathie Black hasn’t made the grade in the eyes of New York City adults.  According to this NY1-Marist Poll, Black’s job approval rating is 17%.  Included here are 2% of adults who say Black is doing an excellent job and 15% who believe she is doing a good one.  34% give Black fair grades while 27% rate her poorly.  23% are unsure how to rate Black or have never heard of her. ©istockphoto.com/chictype Click Here for Complete April 4, 2011 NYC NY1-Marist Poll Release and Tables Black continues to struggle with the New York City electorate. ... 

4/1: The 2013 Democratic Field for NYC Mayor: No Clear Candidate

April 1, 2011 by  
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The pool of potential 2013 Democratic mayoral candidates is wide, but does anyone stand out in the minds of voters?  Not yet.  According to this NY1-Marist Poll, 18% of Democratic voters citywide say, if the primary were held today, they would support Congressman Anthony Weiner.  Former New York City Comptroller Bill Thompson takes 15%.  Comptroller John Liu receives 13% of the Democratic vote as does City Council Speaker Christine Quinn.  Nine percent of Democrats say they would support Public Advocate Bill de Blasio while 4% would back Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer.  A notable... 

3/31: Bloomberg Approval Rating at 40% … City Viewed as Moving in Wrong Direction

March 31, 2011 by  
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The high approval ratings once enjoyed by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg are, for now, a thing of the past.  According to this NY1-Marist Poll, Mayor Bloomberg’s job approval rating among registered voters citywide is 40%.  This includes 9% who believe the mayor is doing an excellent job in office and 31% who say he is doing a good one.  About four in ten voters — 38% — rate Bloomberg’s job performance as fair while 21% view it as poor. Only 1% is unsure. Michael Bloomberg Click Here for Complete March 31, 2011 NYC NY1-Marist Poll Release and Tables When NY1-Marist last... 

2/3: Bloomberg Approval Rating Has Edged Up to 44%

February 3, 2011 by  
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Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s job approval rating may have dipped in the aftermath of the December 26th blizzard, but his rating is now on the mend.  More than four in ten registered voters citywide — 44% — approve of the job Bloomberg is doing in office.  This includes 10% who say the mayor is doing an excellent job and 34% who report he is doing a good one.  About three in ten — 29% — rate his performance as fair, and 26% say he is doing poorly.  Just 1% is unsure. Michael Bloomberg Click Here for Complete February 3, 2011 NYC NY1/YNN-Marist Poll Release and Tables When... 

1/6: NY1-Marist Poll: Blizzard of Poor Public Opinion: Bloomberg Approval Rating at All-Time Low

January 6, 2011 by  
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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg took a lot of heat over how the city handled the December 26th blizzard, and his approval rating reflects the firestorm of controversy.  In fact, Bloomberg’s approval rating is at its lowest point — 37% — since taking office.  Included here are 11% who say he is doing an excellent job in office and 26% who report he is doing a good one.  34% rate his performance as fair while 26% believe he is doing a poor job.  Only 3% are unsure. Michael Bloomberg Click Here for Complete January 6, 2011 NYC NY1-Marist Poll Release and Tables When Marist... 

10/20: President Bloomberg? New York Voters Say, “Fuhgeddaboudit!”

October 20, 2010 by  
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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg continues to adamantly deny rumors that he will run for president in 2012.  According to the latest Marist Poll of New York City, Bloomberg’s decision is probably a good one as far as New York City voters are concerned.  Nearly two-thirds of the New York City electorate — 64% — do not want Bloomberg to run in the next presidential election while 26% say he should enter the contest.  10% are unsure. Michael Bloomberg Click Here for Complete October 20, 2010 NYC Poll Release and Tables When Marist last asked this question in its August survey,... 

9/10: More Care Needed for First Responders

September 10, 2010 by  
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The 9/11 health bill will go back to Congress this month.  But, on the eve of the ninth anniversary of the September 11th attacks, do New York City residents think the government has done enough up until now to help first responders and those who worked in the days following the attacks?  63% say the government has done too little to care for them while 27% believe the right amount of care has been given.  Just 3% say they have received too much assistance.  7% are unsure. ©istockphoto.com/RoyalFive Click Here for Complete September 10, 2010 NYC Poll Release and Tables “For many New Yorkers,... 

9/7: Daily News/Marist Poll: Residents’ Attitudes Toward NYC Schools

September 7, 2010 by  
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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has said that improving the city’s schools is his top priority.  Do New York City residents think he has succeeded?  Where do they stand on charter schools?  Find out the answers in the latest NY Daily News/Marist Poll.  To read the full Daily News article, click here. ©istockphoto.com/Liliboas Tables for The Marist Poll Conducted for the Daily News: Mayor Bloomberg’s Success in Improving NYC Public Schools Charter Schools Marist Poll Methodology  Read More →

8/10: Bloomberg Approval Rating Below 50% for First Time in Five Years

August 10, 2010 by  
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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s approval rating has taken a turn for the worse.  49% of registered New York City voters think Bloomberg is doing either an excellent or good job in office.  This is the mayor’s lowest approval rating since Marist’s June 2005 survey when the same proportion of the city’s electorate — 49% — gave him high marks. Michael Bloomberg “Chief executives often find third terms difficult, and the current economic climate is not making it any easier for Bloomberg,” says Dr. Lee M. Miringoff, Director of The Marist College Institute for Public... 

4/13: Bloomberg Viewed As Best NYC Mayor in Recent History … Approval Rating at 56%

April 13, 2010 by  
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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has earned a very distinctive honor.  A plurality of registered voters citywide — 38% — say Bloomberg has been the best mayor for New York City in three decades.  Rudy Giuliani takes second place with 31% reporting he did the most for the city.  Ed Koch was famous for asking voters, “How am I doing?”  Well, 15% thought Koch did enough to warrant the title of “New York City’s Best Mayor.”  David Dinkins, on the other hand, does not fare nearly as well with just 9% saying he did the most for the five boroughs.  7% are... 

4/13: Campaign 2013: No Clear Democratic Front-runner in NYC Mayoralty

April 13, 2010 by  
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Three years is a lifetime in politics, but if the 2013 Democratic primary for mayor were held today, 18% of registered Democrats would support Congressman Anthony Weiner.  Former Comptroller Bill Thompson follows closely behind with 15% of the vote.  And, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn receives the support of 12%.  10% of the city’s Democrats report they would back Public Advocate Bill de Blasio. Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and Comptroller John Liu each garners 9% of the vote. More than a quarter of New York City Democrats — 27% — are undecided. ©istockphoto.com/ericsphotography “There... 

11/17: New Yorkers Divide Over Terror Trial Location

November 17, 2009 by  
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Eight years after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the Obama Administration has announced that five alleged attackers will be tried in federal court in the shadows of where the World Trade Towers once stood, New York City. ©istockphoto.com/spxChrome New Yorkers are speaking out about the venue for the trial, but there is a split decision on the matter.  45% of residents think it’s a good idea to have the trial in New York City while 41% believe it’s a bad one.  14% just aren’t sure. Table: Terror Trial in NYC – Good or Bad Idea? Click Here for Complete November 17th, 2009 NYC Poll Release... 

10/30: Bloomberg Leads Thompson by 15 Points Among Likely Voters

October 30, 2009 by  
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The race for New York City mayor is in the homestretch, and if today were Election Day, Mayor Michael Bloomberg would handily win a third term.  Bloomberg currently leads Democratic challenger Bill Thompson — 53% to 38% — among likely voters including those who are undecided yet leaning toward a candidate.  Bloomberg’s lead among likely voters is consistent with the results of a Marist survey last week when Bloomberg received 52% to Thompson’s 36%. Michael Bloomberg and Bill Thompson Looking at political party, 45% of likely Democratic voters report they will back Bloomberg on... 

10/30: Bloomberg’s Approval Rating at 54%

October 30, 2009 by  
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A majority of New York City registered voters — 54% — think Mayor Michael Bloomberg is doing either an excellent or good job in office.  45%, on the other hand, say he is doing either a fair or poor job.  The mayor’s job approval rating has inched down for the first time since February.  When Marist asked about Bloomberg’s job performance last week, 58% gave him high marks. Michael Bloomberg Democrats are the difference in the mayor’s lower approval rating.  51% of Democrats now say he is doing either an excellent or good job in office.  In Marist’s previous survey,... 

10/22: Bloomberg Leads Thompson By 16 Among Likely Voters

October 22, 2009 by  
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As Election Day nears, Mayor Michael Bloomberg has widened the gap between himself and his Democratic challenger Comptroller Bill Thompson to 16 percentage points in the race for New York City mayor.  Among likely voters including those who are undecided yet leaning toward a candidate, Bloomberg has 52% to Thompson’s 36%.  Last month, Bloomberg led Thompson among this group of voters by 9 percentage points — 52% to 43%, respectively.  Although Bloomberg’s support is unchanged, Thompson has lost ground. Michael Bloomberg and Bill Thompson Support among likely Democratic voters has shifted... 

10/22: Bloomberg Approval Rating at 58%

October 22, 2009 by  
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A majority of registered voters in New York City — 58% — think Mayor Michael Bloomberg is doing either an excellent or good job in office.  41% rate him as below average.  Bloomberg received a similar rating — 59% — when Marist last asked about the mayor’s job performance in September. Michael Bloomberg Both Republicans and Democrats give the mayor high marks.  69% of New York City’s GOP say the mayor is doing an above average job as mayor.  60% of Democrats agree.  Similar proportions within the two parties thought this way last month. However, the mayor has continued... 

9/21: Bloomberg Leads Thompson 50% to 39%

September 21, 2009 by  
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The candidates are now in place for November’s race for mayor in New York City, and early numbers show the incumbent, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, with 50% of registered voters compared with 39% for his Democratic challenger, New York City Comptroller Bill Thompson.  10% say they are unsure.  In Marist’s July survey, 48% reported they backed Bloomberg, 35% supported Thompson, and 17% were unsure. ©istockphoto.com/mmac72 When looking at those all-important likely voters including those who are undecided yet leaning toward a candidate, Bloomberg has 52% to Thompson’s 43%. How does the race shape... 

9/21: Bloomberg Approval Rating Steady

September 21, 2009 by  
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As Mayor Michael Bloomberg digs in to square off against New York City Comptroller Bill Thompson in the race for New York City mayor, how do voters think Michael Bloomberg is doing in office?  59% of registered voters citywide report Bloomberg is doing either an excellent or good job as mayor.  Just 11% report he is doing poorly.  This is similar to the job approval rating — 58% — Mr. Bloomberg received in July. Michael Bloomberg Bloomberg’s positive rating crosses party lines.  However, there has been some movement since Marist last asked this question.  69% of Republicans currently... 

7/8: Bloomberg Approval Rating at 58%

July 8, 2009 by  
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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s approval rating may have waned a bit back in February, but by the looks of The Marist Poll’s new citywide survey, the mayor is on solid ground.  58% of registered New York City voters report Bloomberg is doing either an excellent or good job in office while 40% say he is performing fairly well or poorly.  The mayor received similar ratings when Marist last asked this question in May.  At that time, the mayor rebounded from Marist’s February survey when he received a lower, albeit still strong, approval rating — 52%. Although Bloomberg’s approval... 

7/8: Majority Says Elect New Mayor…But, Even More Think Bloomberg Will Win Third Term

July 8, 2009 by  
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51% of registered voters in New York City say, “Out with the old and in with the new.” That’s the proportion of the electorate who believes it’s time to oust Mayor Michael Bloomberg from office and elect someone else. 44% of voters think Mayor Bloomberg deserves to be re-elected. In The Marist Poll’s May survey, voters were more divided with 48% reporting it’s time to elect a new mayor and 47% saying Bloomberg should get a third term. ©istockphoto.com/imagestock However, regardless of whether voters support a third term for Bloomberg, more than seven in ten voters — 73% —... 

7/8: Green Light Among Democrats in Race for Public Advocate

July 8, 2009 by  
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Former New York City Public Advocate Mark Green would win handily if this year’s Democratic primary for Public Advocate were held today but falls just short of the 40% needed to avoid a runoff. 39% of Democrats say they would support him while 16% report they would back Civil Rights Attorney Norman Siegel.  City Council Members Bill de Blasio and Eric Gioia receive 9% and 8%, respectively.  28% of Democrats are unsure.  Each potential candidate received similar proportions of the vote back in May. Table: Public Advocate Tossup Marist Poll Methodology Related Stories: 7/8: Bloomberg Approval... 

5/13: Bloomberg’s Approval Up 7 Percentage Points

May 13, 2009 by  
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Are things looking up for New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg? His job approval rating has had a bit of a bump. 59% of registered New York City voters say Mayor Bloomberg is doing either an excellent or good job in office while 39% describe his performance as fair or poor. In The Marist Poll’s February survey, Bloomberg’s job performance was at 52% — his lowest approval rating since June 2005. Just four months prior to that survey, the mayor enjoyed kudos from 68% of the city’s electorate. There is little difference in opinion among Democrats and Republicans. 58% of Democrats... 

5/13: Campaign ’09: Change in the Air?

May 13, 2009 by  
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The winds of change may have weakened in New York City.  The electorate now divides over whether Mayor Michael Bloomberg deserves to be re-elected.  47% say that he should receive a third term while 48% say, “No.” ©istockphoto.com/imagestock This is potentially good news for the mayor.  In The Marist Poll’s February survey, a majority — 55% — said it was time to give someone else a turn as mayor while 40% wanted to see Bloomberg remain in City Hall. Table: Bloomberg Re-election Bloomberg Hovers at 50% Mark in Hypothetical Matchups If this year’s mayoral race were held today,... 

5/13: 6 In 10 Want Schools Out of Bloomberg’s Hands

May 13, 2009 by  
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Although 51% of registered voters in New York City approve of the way Mayor Michael Bloomberg is handling the city’s public schools, six in ten believe the mayor should no longer run the city’s school system.  Instead, they think the responsibility should be given to a citywide panel.  32% of voters, on the other hand, want the power to remain with Bloomberg. ©istockphoto.com/ChristSteer So, does this mean voters think the quality of New York City’s public schools has gotten worse?  Not necessarily.  Compared with the proportion who thinks the schools have taken a turn for the worse,... 

5/13: Majority Opposes Sales Tax Hike

May 13, 2009 by  
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A majority — 53% — of registered New York City voters disapprove of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposal to increase the city’s sales tax to 8.875% while 42% approve of the idea to increase city revenues this way. ©istockphoto.com/OlgaLIS However, when explained to voters that Mayor Bloomberg says his proposal to hike the city’s sales tax half a percent is not ideal but is a solution to avoid additional spending cuts in the city’s budget and reduce the number of layoffs, slightly more — 46% — support the idea.  This compares with 49% of the electorate that agrees... 

Change Is In the Air…Is It Time for a New Mayor?

February 20, 2009 by  
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55% of registered voters think it’s time for someone new to lead New York City while 40% say Mayor Michael  Bloomberg deserves to be re-elected. Voters reported similar sentiments four years ago when Bloomberg ran for and won re-election. When the Marist Poll asked the identical question in March 2005, a majority of voters — 56% — reported it was time for Bloomberg to go. Just 39% said Bloomberg deserved to be re-elected at that time. Bloomberg Re-election Table ©istockphoto.com/BRANDONJ74 But … Bloomberg Retains Commanding Lead Over Democratic Rivals Just what are the odds... 

Bloomberg Approval Rating Drops 7 Points

February 20, 2009 by  
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Although a majority of registered voters in New York City — 52% — say Mayor Michael Bloomberg is doing either an excellent or good job in office, the mayor’s job approval rating has dipped 7 percentage points to its lowest point since June 2005. Bloomberg has been losing ground in voters’ eyes since early last fall. In Marist’s November survey, 59% of the city’s electorate thought the mayor was doing an above average job, a 9 percentage point drop from the previous month. In October, Mayor Bloomberg enjoyed a cushy 68% approval rating. Bloomberg Approval Rating Table What a... 

What’s in a Name?

February 20, 2009 by  
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Is it time to pull out the T.A.R.P. on Citi Field? The government has issued Citigroup $45 billion in federal bailout funds from the Troubled Assets Relief Program. So, should Citigroup still be allowed to spend $400 million for the naming rights of the Mets new baseball stadium? Voters overwhelmingly say, “No way!” 82% of registered voters in the Big Apple oppose the corporate sponsorship while just 13% say Citigroup should proceed as planned. 5% are unsure. Citi Field Table For full press release Marist Poll Methodology  Read More →

Budget Battle

February 20, 2009 by  
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The global economic crisis has hit New York City hard, especially on the city’s bottom line. But what should be done about it? When asked to choose, more registered voters — 48% — say they would prefer Mayor Bloomberg raise taxes in order to balance the city’s budget rather than cut government programs and services. 41% support the latter option. However, when it comes to increasing the city’s sales tax, a majority of New York City voters — 53% — opposes Mayor Bloomberg’s proposal while just 44% approve of the measure. What about the mayor’s idea to once again... 

Going Retro…Mark Green Frontrunner for NYC’s Public Advocate

February 20, 2009 by  
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A blast from New York City’s political past has emerged as the frontrunner on the Democratic side of the race for Public Advocate. 35% of New York City Democrats say, if the Democratic primary for New York City’s Public Advocate were held today, they would vote for the former New York City Public Advocate Mark Green. Assemblyman Adam Clayton Powell, IV receives 15% of Democrats’ support with Civil Rights Lawyer Norman Siegel attracting 14% of the party’s electorate. City Councilmen John Liu and Bill de Blasio each receive 6% while Councilman Eric Gioia takes just 2%. 22%, however, are... 

“Turn It Around” Say NYC Voters

February 20, 2009 by  
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49% of New York City’s electorate believes the Big Apple is headed in the wrong direction. Only 37% think the city is on the right track. In November, voters divided over the city’s trajectory. At that time, 45% of voters said the city was headed in the right direction, and 47% thought it was moving down the wrong track. NYC Direction Table For full press release Marist Poll Methodology  Read More →

Bloomberg’s Approval Rating Slides

November 21, 2008 by  
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Although a majority of registered voters in New York City — 59% — think Mayor Michael Bloomberg is doing either an excellent or good job in office, his approval rating has dropped significantly. This is the first time since 2005 that his job performance rating has dipped into the 50 percent range. In a Marist Poll conducted in August 2005, 53% of the city’s voters thought Mayor Bloomberg was doing well in his position. Bloomberg’s approval rating has fallen since last month when 68% of the electorate thought Bloomberg was doing an above average job. Currently, Bloomberg is far from... 

Third Term’s a Charm? Bloomberg’s Bid for Re-election

October 1, 2008 by  
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New Yorkers Favor Term Limits…But, Candidate Bloomberg Might Be a Game Changer: Registered voters in New York City support term limits for their elected officials. 50% of New York City’s electorate favors the current law while 35% oppose the restrictions on officials seeking re-election after a second term. However, when asked specifically if Mayor Michael Bloomberg should be allowed to seek a third term, more voters want to change the law. Yet, the issue remains controversial. In this case, 46% of New Yorkers report they would want the mayor to be permitted to run for another term. 44% of... 

NYC Voters Applaud Bloomberg … But Not National Tour

February 26, 2008 by  
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Michael Bloomberg continues to receive good reviews as mayor: 66% of New York City voters rate the job Mayor Bloomberg is doing as excellent or good. 22% of city voters rate the mayor’s job performance as excellent, 44% as good, 25% as fair, and 6% as poor. His approval rating is unchanged from a similar poll conducted last July when Mayor Bloomberg received his highest combined excellent and good score. Read the full post  Read More →

NYC Voters Like Mike More Than Rudy

July 12, 2007 by  
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Michael Bloomberg receives his highest approval rating as mayor: 66% of New York City voters rate the job Mayor Bloomberg is doing as excellent or good. 21% of city voters rate the mayor’s job performance as excellent, 45% as good, 22% as fair, and 8% as poor. Although Mayor Bloomberg has been rated highly since his re-election in 2005, this is his highest combined excellent and good score. Read the full post  Read More →

Voters Want Giuliani to Run

Will America’s mayor become America’s president? Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is one of the top Republican presidential contenders for 2008 and the only leading potential candidate, Democrat or Republican, that a majority of registered voters nationwide would like to see run for president. Many voters also see him as ideologically acceptable although this is fueled by 70% of Republicans who see him as politically about right. But voters divide over whether they think he will, in fact, run for president and many are not optimistic about his chances should he decide to do so. Read... 

NYC Voters Like Bloomberg, but Only as Mayor

March 31, 2006 by  
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Most New York City voters approve of the job Michael Bloomberg is doing as mayor: 65% of New York City voters rate the job Mayor Bloomberg is doing as excellent or good. This is statistically comparable to the top scores he received just before his re-election last fall. But most city voters aren’t ready for a President Bloomberg: 72% of voters do not want Michael Bloomberg to run for president in 2008. Read the full post  Read More →

New York City Transit Strike

December 21, 2005 by  
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New York City Race for Mayor

November 4, 2005 by  
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As the campaign enters its final weekend, Michael Bloomberg has a 34 point lead over Fernando Ferrer. Among New York City voters likely to vote next week, the mayor receives 64% compared with 30% for Ferrer. Three percent of likely voters plan to support Conservative Party candidate Thomas Ognibene, and 3% are undecided. Read the full post  Read More →

New York City Race for Mayor

November 1, 2005 by  
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Bloomberg outdistances Democratic challenger Ferrer: With just one week to go before Election Day, Michael Bloomberg has a formidable lead over his Democratic opponent Fernando Ferrer. Among New York City voters likely to vote next Tuesday, the mayor receives 62% compared with 31% for Ferrer. Three percent of likely voters plan to support Conservative Party candidate Thomas Ognibene, and 4% are undecided. Read the full post  Read More →

New York City Race for Mayor

October 12, 2005 by  
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Michael Bloomberg outdistances his Democratic opponent former Bronx Borough President Fernando Ferrer by 27 points. This is an increase of 12 points in the mayor’s lead since a similar poll conducted two weeks ago. The mayor receives the support of 59% of city voters likely to vote in November compared with 32% for Ferrer. One percent of likely voters plan to support Conservative Party candidate Thomas Ognibene, and 8% are undecided. Read the full post  Read More →

New York City Race for Mayor

September 27, 2005 by  
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Bloomberg has comfortable lead over Ferrer in race for mayor: Michael Bloomberg holds a strong lead in his bid for a second term as New York City’s mayor against his Democratic opponent, former Bronx Borough President Fernando Ferrer. The mayor receives the support of 53% of city voters likely to vote in November compared with 38% for Ferrer. One percent of likely voters plan to support Conservative Party candidate Thomas Ognibene, and 8% are undecided. Read the full post  Read More →

NYC 2005 Democratic Primary Race for Mayor

September 12, 2005 by  
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Fernando Ferrer is narrowly ahead in the Democratic primary for mayor: Former Bronx Borough President Fernando Ferrer narrowly leads his closest opponent Congressman Anthony Weiner by six points among Democrats likely to vote in tomorrow’s primary for mayor. Ferrer receives the support of 35% of likely Democratic voters compared with 29% for Weiner. Manhattan Borough President C. Virginia Fields and Council Speaker Gifford Miller trail with 14% each. 8% of likely Democratic voters are undecided. When undecided likely Democratic voters who lean toward a candidate are included in the results, Fernando... 

NYC 2005 Democratic Primary Race for Mayor

September 9, 2005 by  
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Congressman Weiner takes command of second place: Congressman Anthony Weiner has surged ahead of Council Speaker Gifford Miller and Manhattan Borough President C. Virginia Fields to take sole possession of second place in next Tuesday’s Democratic primary. Although former Bronx Borough President Fernando Ferrer still leads the field, he has not gained much ground towards the 40% needed to avoid a runoff. Among registered voters, Fernando Ferrer receives 34% compared with 27% for Anthony Weiner. Gifford Miller follows with 14%, and C. Virginia Fields has 13%. 12% of registered Democrats remain... 

NYC Democrats and the Race for Mayor

September 5, 2005 by  
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Woulda, coulda, shoulda? Had Republican Michael Bloomberg sought the Democratic nomination for mayor he would handily defeat all four of the candidates running in next week’s Democratic primary. When registered Democrats are asked to choose a candidate for mayor, 42% would give their party’s nod to Mayor Bloomberg. Read the full post  Read More →

New York City Race for Mayor

August 9, 2005 by  
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Potential Democratic rivals face uphill contest against Mayor Bloomberg: In match-ups for mayor, Michael Bloomberg leads each of his potential Democratic contenders by wide margins among New York City’s registered voters. Former Bronx Borough President Fernando Ferrer trails Michael Bloomberg by 16 points. The mayor also has a formidable lead of 18 points against Manhattan Borough President C. Virginia Fields. He outpaces Congressman Anthony Weiner and Council Speaker Gifford Miller by 18 and 20 points, respectively. In fact, among only Democratic voters, Republican Bloomberg runs competitively... 

New York City Race for Mayor

July 22, 2005 by  
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Mayor Bloomberg achieves his highest approval rating from city voters: Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s job approval rating, his combined excellent and good scores, is 58%, the highest point he’s attained during his tenure in City Hall. Read the full post  Read More →

Stadium Decision Shakes Up NYC Mayor’s Race

June 10, 2005 by  
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Mayor Bloomberg’s lead against potential Democratic rivals dwindles: Mayor Bloomberg’s re-election prospects have been set back by Albany’s decision to not fund the West Side stadium project. The mayor, who had a sizeable lead against each of his Democratic contenders only last week, now runs neck and neck with all but one of them. Former Bronx Borough President Fernando Ferrer, who trailed Michael Bloomberg by 9 points, currently has the support of 46% of the city’s registered voters compared with 45% for the mayor. Michael Bloomberg is closely matched against Manhattan Borough President... 

New Contest in Democratic Primary for NYC Mayor

April 27, 2005 by  
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Ferrer and Fields closely matched in Democratic primary for mayor: After weeks of controversy over his comments about the Amadou Diallo shooting, Former Bronx Borough President Fernando Ferrer now finds himself in a competitive race for the Democratic nomination for mayor with Manhattan Borough President C. Virginia Fields. Ferrer receives support from 34% of city Democrats for September’s primary compared with 30% for Fields. Council Speaker Gifford Miller and Congressman Anthony Weiner trail with 12% and 11%, respectively. 13% of Democrats are undecided. Read the full post  Read More →

Turnabout in NYC Campaign for Mayor 2005

April 27, 2005 by  
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Mayor Bloomberg rebounds against potential Democratic rivals: In a major turnabout in this year’s race for New York City mayor, Michael Bloomberg outpaces all of his Democratic contenders. Mayor Bloomberg, who trailed Former Bronx Borough President Fernando Ferrer just last month, now leads him by 13 points in the race for mayor among New York City’s registered voters. Bloomberg receives the support of 51% of the city’s registered voters compared with 38% for Ferrer. Mayor Bloomberg also leads potential rivals Manhattan Borough President C. Virginia Fields, Congressman Anthony Weiner, and... 

New Yorkers Concerned About Readiness for Future Terror Attacks

Most New Yorkers do not think their community is ready to respond to a future terror attack: With the largest anti-terror drill underway in selected places around the country, 68% of New York City residents do not think their community has an adequate emergency response plan in the event of a future terror attack. 11% are unsure about their community’s preparedness. 21% do think their community has a plan in place to deal with a terror emergency. Read the full post  Read More →

Mayor Bloomberg and Campaign ’05

March 21, 2005 by  
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Match-ups for mayor: Former Bronx Borough President Fernando Ferrer leads Mayor Michael Bloomberg by seven points in the race for mayor among New York City’s registered voters. Ferrer receives the support of 49% of the city’s registered voters compared with 42% for Mayor Bloomberg. Mayor Bloomberg is closely matched with potential rivals Manhattan Borough President C. Virginia Fields, Council Speaker Gifford Miller, and Congressman Anthony Weiner. Read the full post  Read More →

NYC Voters Rate Mayor Bloomberg

December 15, 2004 by  
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Campaign 2005 for mayor: Former Bronx Borough President Fernando Ferrer leads Michael Bloomberg among New York City’s registered voters in a hypothetical contest for the 2005 race for mayor. Ferrer receives the support of 51% of the city’s registered voters compared with 39% for Mayor Bloomberg. Mayor Bloomberg is closely matched with potential rivals Manhattan Borough President C. Virginia Fields and Council Speaker Gifford Miller. He leads Congressman Anthony Weiner and Councilman Charles Barron. Read the full post  Read More →

New Yorkers React to GOP Convention and Rate Their Mayor

September 10, 2004 by  
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Second thoughts…New Yorkers shift on hosting the GOP convention: 53% of residents do not think it was a good idea for New York City to host the national Republican convention last week. 41% believe it was a positive thing for the city to do. In April, 59% of New York City residents were looking forward to welcoming the Republicans to New York this summer. Read the full post  Read More →

New Yorkers Rate Their Mayor and Their City

April 7, 2004 by  
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Mayor Bloomberg’s job performance rating: Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s approval rating is 40% among New York City’s registered voters. 7% of the electorate rates the job he is doing as excellent, 33% as good, 38% as fair, and 19% as poor. 3% are unsure. Mayor Bloomberg’s support is higher in Staten Island and Manhattan, than it is in Queens, Brooklyn, and the Bronx. There is a racial divide in voters’ assessments of the mayor. Read the full post  Read More →

New York City Democrats: Mayor 2005

February 24, 2004 by  
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The morning line on New York City Democrats for mayor: Former Bronx Borough President Fernando Ferrer receives the support of 26% of New York City’s registered Democrats followed closely by Former New York City Public Advocate Mark Green with 23%. Manhattan Borough President Virginia C. Fields has 12%. Council Speaker Gifford Miller, Congressman Anthony Weiner, New York City Comptroller William Thompson, State Assemblyman Brian McLaughlin, and Councilman Charles Barron follow with single digits. 17% of New York City’s registered Democrats are undecided. Read the full post  Read More →