November 24, 2010 - New York City Voters Say No Thanks To Mayor, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Most Wouldn't Invite Mayor To Thanksgiving Dinner

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New York City voters say 56 - 42 percent that they would not like to share Thanksgiving dinner with Mayor Michael Bloomberg, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

Republican voters split 49 - 49 percent on whether they would like to break a wishbone with Mayor Bloomberg, while Democrats say no 57 - 41 percent. Even independent voters say no to the non-partisan mayor 56 - 42 percent, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds.

Bloomberg's best shot is in Manhattan, where voters say no by a narrow 51 - 48 percent. He is least welcome, 60 - 37 percent, in The Bronx.

"Happy holiday, Mayor Mike, but you'll still have to have Thanksgiving dinner with your family and friends - not with the voters," said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

"Partly for fun, partly to see how close voters felt to Mayor Mike, we asked when he was new on the job if they'd like to have Thanksgiving dinner with the mayor, and mostly New Yorkers said no. We asked again now that the neighbors have gotten to know him. Sorry, Mayor, the numbers have improved only a bit."

From November 16 - 21, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,287 New York City registered voters, with a margin of error of +/- 2.7 percentage points.

The Quinnipiac University Poll, directed by Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D., conducts public opinion surveys in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Florida, Ohio and nationwide as a public service and for research. For more data or RSS feed- http://www.quinnipiac.edu/polling.xml, call (203) 582-5201, or follow us on Twitter.

22. Thinking about your Thanksgiving holiday celebration this year - Do you plan to watch the Thanksgiving Day Parade in person, on television, or don't you plan to watch the parade this Thanksgiving?
                                                                      Union
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Wht    Blk    Hisp   HsHld
 
In person             7%     9%     7%     6%     6%     6%    12%     8%
On television        52     53     55     49     49     58     58     51
Don't plan to watch  39     37     36     43     43     35     28     39
DK/NA                 2      1      2      2      1      2      2      2
 
 
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  Men    Wom
 
In person             8%     6%    11%     4%     5%    10%     5%
On television        60     49     42     58     66     45     59
Don't plan to watch  29     42     45     38     27     43     35
DK/NA                 2      3      1      1      1      3      1
 
TREND: Thinking about your Thanksgiving holiday celebration this year - Do you plan to watch the Thanksgiving Day Parade in person, on television, or don't you plan to watch the parade this Thanksgiving?
                     Nov 24  Nov 26  Nov 17  Nov 21  Nov 22  Nov 26
                     2010    2008    2006    2005    2004    2003
 
In person             7       7       8       8       9       7
On TV                52      52      55      49      49      47
Don't plan to watch  39      40      35      41      39      44
DK/NA                 2       2       2       2       3       2
 
 
23. Would you like Mayor Bloomberg to have Thanksgiving dinner with you or not?
                                                                      Union
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Wht    Blk    Hisp   HsHld
 
Yes                  42%    49%    41%    42%    48%    35%    39%    40%
No                   56     49     57     56     51     62     60     59
DK/NA                 2      2      2      2      2      3      1      2
 
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  Men    Wom
 
Yes                  37%    42%    48%    41%    36%    46%    38%
No                   60     56     51     57     64     52     60
DK/NA                 2      2      1      2      -      2      2
 
TREND: Would you like Mayor Bloomberg to have Thanksgiving dinner with you or not?
                     Nov 24  Nov 21  Nov 22  Nov 25
                     2010    2005    2004    2003
 
Yes                  42      44      39      36
No                   56      53      58      61
DK/NA                 2       3       3       4