New Quinnipiac poll numbers show NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly at the top of the heap of potential mayoral candidates with 24% of voters saying they’d support his City Hall bid. However, a Kelly candidacy seems increasingly unlikely. Earlier this week, former Mayor Ed Koch told Politicker Mr. Kelly has assured him he’s not going to make a run for mayor.
A new Quinnipiac poll found that New York voters largely agree with the Occupy Wall Street protesters. New York Republicans, however, do not support the movement. The poll also found New York voters support the so-called “millionaire’s tax” and are divided on natural gas drilling.
Quinnipiac puts Governor Cuomo ahead of, um, just about everyone.
Cuomo is a better leader than President Barack Obama, voters say 46 – 38 percent, and is a better leader than New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, voters say 51 – 35 percent. Democrats say the president is a better leader than Cuomo 63 – 22 percent, while Cuomo leads 72 – 12 percent among Republicans and 55 – 28 percent among independent voters.
Bloomberg is a better leader, Republicans say 45 – 40 percent, but Cuomo leads 59 – 29 percent among Democrats and 50 – 36 percent among independent voters. New York City voters salute Cuomo as a better leader 50 – 42 percent.
The biggest measure of success, perhaps, came when people were asked to describe Cuomo in a single word, which was mostly positive.
In fact, only one person offered a profanity.
One other interesting note from this morning’s Quinnipiac poll: both U.S. Senators are especially popular at the moment.
Kirsten Gillibrand posted a 54-percent approval rating, tying the best she’s ever done in the poll. And with just 22-percent disapproving of the job she’s doing, it’s slightly better than her previous best.