A new poll today out from Quinnipiac University shows strong support for both a property tax cap and ethics reform.
Over 80 percent of voters say that ethics reform is “very” or “somewhat” important, and 79 percent give the answers for a property tax cap. Meanwhile a little over half of those surveyed list same-sex Read More
A new Q-poll out this morning shows that 56 percent of New Yorkers back the city’s bike lane expansion, while only 39 percent say that the new lanes are bad because they leave less room for cars and traffic.
Support for the bike lanes is highest in (unsurprisingly) in Manhattan, and lowest on Staten Island, Read More
That’s according to today’s Quinnipiac poll, which showed Bloomberg at 40 – 49 percent. Here are the others:
52 – 24 percent for Council Speaker Christine Quinn;
57 – 14 percent for City Comptroller John Liu, his highest score ever;
40 – 18 percent for Public Advocate Bill de Blasio.
A new poll out last night from Marist shows what all of the polls have shown this year: Gov. Andrew Cuomo remains very very popular with New York voters.
Of all the unflattering numbers in today’s Rasmussen Report, this one, I think, is most damaging to Donald Trump:
In a match-up with President Obama, Trump trails the incumbent by 15 points, 49% to 34%. Regardless of which Republican is matched against the president, Obama earns between 42% and 49% support. Trump doesn’t run as well against the president as the top tier of GOP candidates.
Having Obama hover at or below 50 percent means there’s an opening for a GOP candidate — any candidate, really. And without being able to argue that Trump is uniquely positioned to take on Obama in the general, there’s even less of a reason for primary voters to forgive his less-than-loyal political history.
Trump, who is the father-in-law of Observer publisher Jared Kushner, is defiant. An aide brushed off the latest controversy — to have him removed as celebrity race car driver at the Indianapolis 500 — saying it is politically motivated.