New Yorkers Think Bloomberg’s Tenure Was a Success: Poll

Michael Bloomberg. (Photo: Getty)
Michael Bloomberg. (Photo: Getty)

Despite the ascension of a mayor who ran on a platform repudiating much of Michael Bloomberg’s legacy, the ex-mayor fares quite well in a Quinnipiac University poll released this afternoon.

Sixty-four percent of respondents said Mr. Bloomberg’s tenure was “mainly a success” and disapproved of the criticism the former mayor suffered at Mayor Bill de Blasio’s inauguration earlier this month.  Continue reading “New Yorkers Think Bloomberg’s Tenure Was a Success: Poll”

New Yorkers Very Optimistic About de Blasio: Poll

Mayor Bill de Blasio (Photo: Stan Honda/Getty)
Mayor Bill de Blasio (Photo: Stan Honda/Getty)

 A majority of New Yorkers are optimistic about new Mayor Bill de Blasio’s next four years, but only 2 percent said income inequality should be a top issue for the city to tackle, according to a new poll released this afternoon.

The high numbers nonetheless show Mr. Blasio is enjoying a honeymoon period with the city’s residents, according to Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnpiac University Polling Institute, which conducted the poll. Continue reading “New Yorkers Very Optimistic About de Blasio: Poll”

Poll: Bill de Blasio Still Dominating Mayoral Race

Bill de Blasio. (Photo: Getty)
Bill de Blasio. (Photo: Getty)

It doesn’t come as a surprise, but Bill de Blasio is still crushing his rival, Joe Lhota, in the polls.

Mr. de Blasio is leading Mr. Lhota by 44 points–68 to 24 percent–among likely voters, according to the latest Quinnipiac University poll released today. Independence Party candidate Adolfo Carrión remains far behind, with just 2 percent.

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Latest Poll Confirms Huge de Blasio Lead

Bill de Blasio, Democratic candidate for mayor of New York City.
A smiling Bill de Blasio. (Photo: Getty)

Democrat Bill de Blasio remains far ahead of his Republican challenger, according to the latest poll of the mayor’s race

The presumptive Democratic nominee leads his GOP rival Joe Lhota 66 percent to 25 percent, according to the latest Quinnipiac poll released this afternoon. Continue reading “Latest Poll Confirms Huge de Blasio Lead”

Joe Lhota Dismisses His Dismal Poll Numbers

Joe Lhota meets "Little Dude" on the Upper East Side.
Joe Lhota meets “Little Dude” on the Upper East Side.

Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota brushed off brutal early polling numbers that show him badly trailing Bill de Blasio as he campaigned this morning on the Upper East Side.

After an hour of glad-handing, fist pumping, high-fiving little kids–and even a paw shake–Mr. Lhota told reporters that he’s unfazed by the first poll of the general election, which gave him just 22 percent support to Mr. de Blasio’s 65 percent.

“Look, I have always known right from the beginning that I was going to be the underdog,” the former deputy mayor said outside the 77th Street/Lexington Avenue subway station, rejecting the notion that the gulf was too wide to bridge. “Nothing’s insurmountable … you’ll see my numbers rise. I have no doubt about it.”

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