February 27, 2013 - Quinn Close To 40% In New York City Dem Primary, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Voters More Comfortable With Gay Than Biz Exec Mayor

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New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is closing in on the 40 percent target needed to avoid a runoff election as she leads the Democratic primary for mayor with 37 percent, more than three other candidates combined, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

Public Advocate Bill de Blasio has 14 percent, with 11 percent for 2009 Democratic mayoral candidate William Thompson and 9 percent for Comptroller John Liu, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds. Another 27 percent are undecided.

There is a small reverse gender gap as Quinn gets 40 percent of men and 34 percent of women.

More New York City voters are comfortable with a woman, an African American, a Hispanic-American, an Asian-American, a gay or lesbian or someone married to a gay or lesbian as mayor than are comfortable with a business executive as mayor. Deciding whether they are "enthusiastic about" or "comfortable with" various hypothetical candidates for mayor, voters say:
  • 27 percent enthusiastic and 64 percent comfortable with a woman candidate;
  • 18 percent enthusiastic and 71 percent comfortable with an African American candidate;
  • 17 percent enthusiastic and 72 percent comfortable with a Hispanic candidate;
  • 15 percent enthusiastic and 72 percent comfortable with an Asian candidate;
  • 15 percent enthusiastic and 63 percent comfortable with a gay or lesbian candidate;
  • 13 percent enthusiastic and 63 percent comfortable with a candidate married to a gay or lesbian;
  • 10 percent enthusiastic and 47 percent comfortable with a business executive candidate.
"Council Speaker Christine Quinn is edging up toward that magic 40 percent that would make her the Democratic nominee without a primary run-off. Is that possible in a four- candidate field? We'll watch as this develops," said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

"It's still early, unless the State Legislature moves the primary up to June," Carroll added.

"When asked for a self-assessment, New Yorkers say they are remarkably unbiased."

"But they're true to one stereotype about a super-liberal city - only being a business executive draws significant negative votes in a mayoral candidate."

New York City voters know very little about the Republican candidates for mayor:

former MTA Chair & CEO Joseph Lhota, businessman John Catsimatidis, publisher Tom Allon, former Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion and Doe Fund founder George McDonald.

The percentage of voters who don't know enough about these candidates to form an opinion ranges from 66 to 93 percent.

By margins of up to 3-1, voters back any of the leading Democrats over Lhota:
  • Quinn leads 63 - 19 percent;
  • de Blasio is up 58 - 18 percent.
  • Thompson is ahead 55 - 20 percent;
  • Liu leads 53 - 22 percent.
"If two-thirds of New Yorkers don't know anything about you, can you be elected mayor? That's the question for Lhota. Every one of the Democrats clobbers him," Carroll said. "But if Lhota is fairly anonymous, the other Republican mayoral wannabes are all but invisible."

New York City voters approve 60 - 24 percent of the job Quinn is doing, compared to a 64 - 18 percent approval rating in a January 16 Quinnipiac University poll. Voters give Quinn a 51 - 21 percent favorability rating. Approval and favorability ratings for other candidates are:
  • Liu: 50 - 26 percent approval and 34 - 23 percent favorability;
  • de Blasio: 50 - 19 percent approval and 39 - 13 percent favorability;
  • Thompson: 34 - 10 percent favorability with 55 percent who don't know enough about him to form an opinion. There is no job approval since he does not hold public office.
If a mayoral candidate supports raising taxes on the wealthy, 55 percent of voters say they are more likely to vote for that candidate, with 17 percent less likely and 26 percent who say it won't affect their vote.

From February 20 - 25, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,017 New York City voters with a margin of error of +/- 3.1 percentage points. Live interviewers call land lines and cell phones. The survey includes 655 Democrats with a margin of error of +/- 3.8 percentage points.

The Quinnipiac University Poll, directed by Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D., conducts public opinion surveys in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida, Ohio, Virginia and the nation as a public service and for research.

For more information or RSS feed, visit http://www.quinnipiac.edu/polling.xml, call (203) 582-5201, or follow us on Twitter.

1. (If Registered Democrat) If the Democratic primary for Mayor were being held today, and the candidates were: John Liu, Christine Quinn, William Thompson, and Bill de Blasio, for whom would you vote?
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Liu                   9%     7%    10%     7%    10%     9%
Quinn                37     40     34     45     28     30
Thompson             11     10     12      8     16     14
de Blasio            14     14     14     17     13     13
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       -      1      -      1      -      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      2      2      2      1      2
DK/NA                27     27     27     21     32     33
 
TREND: (If Registered Democrat) If the Democratic primary for Mayor were being held today, and the candidates were: John Liu, Christine Quinn, William Thompson, and Bill de Blasio, for whom would you vote?
                     REGISTERED DEMOCRATS..................
                     Feb 27  Jan 16  Nov 21  Aug 15  May 10
                     2013    2013    2012    2012    2012
 
Liu                   9       9       5       9       7
Quinn                37      35      32      29      26
Thompson             11      10      10      10      13
de Blasio            14      11       9       9      10
Stringer             na      na       4       4       4
Allon                na      na      na       1       2
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       -       1       1       2       2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2       2       2       2       2
DK/NA                27      31      37      34      34
 
 
2. If the election for Mayor were being held today, and the candidates were Christine Quinn the Democrat and Joseph Lhota the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Quinn                63%    18%    81%    47%    57%    67%    55%    75%    62%
Lhota                19     71      5     28     23     15     30      6     19
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      3      1      2      2      1      2      2      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3      1      3      4      2      4      3      3      1
DK/NA                13      8     11     19     15     12     10     14     17
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Quinn                63%    64%    66%    66%    64%    64%    66%    60%
Lhota                19     19     16     20     24     18     19     21
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      2      2      3      -      -      2      2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      4      2      3      2      4      2      2      4
DK/NA                12     14     14     10      8     15     11     12
 
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl
 
Quinn                61%    64%    67%    60%    55%
Lhota                19     15     18     21     32
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      1      2      2      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      6      1      3      1
DK/NA                16     13     12     14     11
 
TREND: If the election for Mayor were being held today, and the candidates were Christine Quinn the Democrat and Joseph Lhota the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                     Feb 27  Jan 16
                     2013    2013
 
Quinn                63      62
Lhota                19      17
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2       1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3       3
DK/NA                13      16
 
 
3. If the election for Mayor were being held today, and the candidates were William Thompson the Democrat and Joseph Lhota the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Thompson             55%    10%    76%    36%    51%    59%    48%    73%    60%
Lhota                20     76      6     25     25     16     31      5     19
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      1      1      -      1      1      1      1      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      4      3      2      5      3      5      3      4      2
DK/NA                20     10     15     34     21     20     18     18     19
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Thompson             56%    55%    58%    58%    56%    49%    58%    58%
Lhota                19     21     17     19     27     21     21     20
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      -      -      2      -      1      -      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      4      3      3      5      2      3      4      4
DK/NA                19     21     22     16     14     26     16     17
 
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl
 
Thompson             58%    58%    55%    54%    42%
Lhota                19     16     21     21     34
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      1      1      -      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      4      5      3      3      4
DK/NA                17     21     20     22     19
 
TREND: If the election for Mayor were being held today, and the candidates were William Thompson the Democrat and Joseph Lhota the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                     Feb 27  Jan 16
                     2013    2013
 
Thompson             55      55
Lhota                20      19
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1       2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      4       4
DK/NA                20      20
 
 
4. If the election for Mayor were being held today, and the candidates were Bill de Blasio the Democrat and Joseph Lhota the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
de Blasio            58%    15%    76%    41%    52%    63%    51%    71%    62%
Lhota                18     71      6     19     23     15     29      4     17
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      2      1      2      2      2      1      2      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      4      1      3      7      5      4      3      4      3
DK/NA                18     11     13     30     19     17     16     18     17
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
de Blasio            58%    59%    62%    63%    57%    58%    60%    57%
Lhota                20     16     12     19     27     18     19     19
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      2      2      2      1      1      1      2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      5      4      5      4      3      5      5      4
DK/NA                17     18     19     13     12     18     16     17
 
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl
 
de Blasio            63%    60%    59%    54%    49%
Lhota                16     16     20     20     25
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      1      3      2      2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      6      6      2      4      5
DK/NA                15     19     17     20     19
 
TREND: If the election for Mayor were being held today, and the candidates were Bill de Blasio the Democrat and Joseph Lhota the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                     Feb 27  Jan 16
                     2013    2013
 
de Blasio            58      57
Lhota                18      17
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2       1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      4       4
DK/NA                18      20
 
 
5. If the election for Mayor were being held today, and the candidates were John Liu the Democrat and Joseph Lhota the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Liu                  53%    14%    71%    34%    49%    57%    42%    70%    55%
Lhota                22     73      8     31     27     18     36      4     24
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      2      2      2      2      1      2      3      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      4      2      4      5      3      5      4      3      2
DK/NA                18      8     15     28     19     18     16     20     17
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Liu                  54%    52%    57%    55%    53%    56%    54%    51%
Lhota                22     23     17     27     29     23     24     22
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      1      1      4      1      1      1      3
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      4      4      4      3      4      3      3      6
DK/NA                17     20     21     12     13     17     17     17
 
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl
 
Liu                  59%    52%    52%    55%    41%
Lhota                17     21     25     21     39
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       3      2      2      1      2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      6      4      3      6
DK/NA                19     19     17     20     12
 
 
6. Is your opinion of John Liu favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            34%    21%    40%    23%    35%    33%    26%    48%    29%
Unfavorable          23     35     18     30     26     20     35     11     16
Hvn't hrd enough     42     44     41     45     38     45     37     41     54
REFUSED               2      -      2      2      1      2      2      1      1
 
TREND: Is your opinion of John Liu favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Feb 27  Jan 16
                     2013    2013
 
Favorable            34      28
Unfavorable          23      24
Hvn't hrd enough     42      46
REFUSED               2       2
 
 
7. Is your opinion of Christine Quinn favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about her?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            51%    31%    61%    39%    52%    50%    54%    51%    44%
Unfavorable          21     46     12     27     23     18     27     15     18
Hvn't hrd enough     27     22     26     31     24     30     18     31     38
REFUSED               1      1      1      3      1      2      2      3      -
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Christine Quinn favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about her?
                     Feb 27  Jan 16
                     2013    2013
 
Favorable            51      54
Unfavorable          21      18
Hvn't hrd enough     27      26
REFUSED               1       2
 
 
8. Is your opinion of William Thompson favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            34%    17%    43%    24%    35%    33%    30%    49%    33%
Unfavorable          10     24      5     12     12      8     16      4      6
Hvn't hrd enough     55     57     51     63     51     57     52     46     59
REFUSED               2      2      2      1      2      2      2      -      3
 
TREND: Is your opinion of William Thompson favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him? (*High also 38% July 2009)
                                                             FAVORABLE.....
                                                             High    Low
                     Feb 27  Jan 16  Aug 26  Jul 28  Jun 16  Aug 26  Feb 24
                     2013    2013    2009    2009    2009    2009*   2009
 
Favorable            34      31      38      38      29      38      22
Unfavorable          10      10      10       9       6      10       5
Hvn't hrd enough     55      57      51      52      63      51      71
REFUSED               2       2       1       1       2       1       1
 
 
9. Is your opinion of Bill de Blasio favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            39%    30%    46%    28%    38%    40%    40%    49%    35%
Unfavorable          13     27      9     14     16     10     17      2     15
Hvn't hrd enough     46     43     44     56     45     47     41     47     49
REFUSED               2      -      1      2      1      2      1      2      1
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Bill de Blasio favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Feb 27  Jan 16
                     2013    2013
 
Favorable            39      35
Unfavorable          13      11
Hvn't hrd enough     46      52
REFUSED               2       2
 
 
10. Is your opinion of Joseph Lhota favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            18%    44%    11%    23%    25%    13%    27%     7%    13%
Unfavorable          15      4     18     12     16     13     15     12     11
Hvn't hrd enough     66     49     70     65     58     72     56     80     73
REFUSED               1      3      1      1      1      1      1      1      3
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Joseph Lhota favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Feb 27  Jan 16
                     2013    2013
 
Favorable            18      19
Unfavorable          15      11
Hvn't hrd enough     66      69
REFUSED               1       1
 
 
11. Is your opinion of John Catsimatidis favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable             5%    11%     3%     5%     6%     4%     6%     3%     4%
Unfavorable           8     10      8      6     11      6     11      3      8
Hvn't hrd enough     86     77     88     88     82     90     81     94     86
REFUSED               1      2      1      1      1      1      1      1      1
 
TREND: Is your opinion of John Catsimatidis favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Feb 27  Jan 16
                     2013    2013
 
Favorable             5       5
Unfavorable           8       7
Hvn't hrd enough     86      87
REFUSED               1       1
 
 
12. Is your opinion of Adolfo Carrion favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            10%     6%    12%     7%    12%     8%     6%    13%    19%
Unfavorable           8     16      7      5     11      5      9      5     10
Hvn't hrd enough     81     78     80     87     75     85     85     81     69
REFUSED               1      1      1      1      2      1      1      1      3
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Adolfo Carrion favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Feb 27  Jan 16
                     2013    2013
 
Favorable            10       9
Unfavorable           8       6
Hvn't hrd enough     81      83
REFUSED               1       1
 
 
13. Is your opinion of George McDonald favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable             3%     3%     3%     3%     3%     4%     4%     4%     5%
Unfavorable           2      6      1      2      3      2      2      1      5
Hvn't hrd enough     93     90     95     93     93     93     93     94     90
REFUSED               1      -      1      1      1      1      1      1      1
 
TREND: Is your opinion of George McDonald favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Feb 27  Jan 16
                     2013    2013
 
Favorable             3       5
Unfavorable           2       5
Hvn't hrd enough     93      90
REFUSED               1       1
 
14. Is your opinion of Tom Allon favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable             3%     2%     3%     3%     5%     2%     3%     2%     5%
Unfavorable           4      8      2      5      3      4      4      -      7
Hvn't hrd enough     93     89     94     91     91     94     92     97     87
REFUSED               1      -      1      1      1      1      1      -      1
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Tom Allon favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Feb 27  Jan 16
                     2013    2013
 
Favorable             3       5
Unfavorable           4       2
Hvn't hrd enough     93      92
REFUSED               1       1
 
 
18. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bill de Blasio is handling his job as Public Advocate?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              50%    39%    58%    37%    47%    52%    50%    58%    41%
Disapprove           19     35     15     19     22     16     19     14     25
DK/NA                31     26     27     44     30     32     31     29     34
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Approve              52%    48%    52%    49%    53%    45%    51%    54%
Disapprove           18     20     18     21     19     20     20     17
DK/NA                30     32     30     30     29     35     30     29
 
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl
 
Approve              44%    56%    46%    50%    49%
Disapprove           19     17     19     20     20
DK/NA                36     27     34     29     31
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bill de Blasio is handling his job as Public Advocate?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Feb 27  Jan 16  Nov 21  Aug 15  Jun 13  Feb 27  May 21
                     2013    2013    2012    2012    2012    2013    2010
                                                                     
Approve              50      48      49      45      39      50      34
Disapprove           19      16      14      16      17      19      16
DK/NA                31      36      37      39      44      31      50
 
 
19. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Christine Quinn is handling her job as City Council Speaker?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              60%    32%    71%    48%    60%    59%    59%    63%    52%
Disapprove           24     50     17     28     24     24     27     20     27
DK/NA                16     18     12     24     16     16     13     18     22
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Approve              60%    59%    60%    56%    66%    60%    61%    59%
Disapprove           28     20     22     28     24     16     24     28
DK/NA                13     21     18     16      9     24     16     13
 
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl
 
Approve              45%    63%    66%    56%    65%
Disapprove           30     21     24     26     24
DK/NA                24     16     10     18     11
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Christine Quinn is handling her job as City Council Speaker?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Feb 27  Jan 16  Nov 21  Aug 15  Jun 13  Nov 21  Nov 25
                     2013    2013    2012    2012    2012    2012    2008
 
Approve              60      64      65      56      55      65      40
Disapprove           24      18      18      27      24      18      29
DK/NA                16      18      18      17      21      18      31
 
 
20. Do you approve or disapprove of the way John Liu is handling his job as City Comptroller?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              50%    40%    56%    39%    50%    49%    42%    64%    40%
Disapprove           26     35     20     33     30     22     32     16     27
DK/NA                25     25     24     28     20     28     26     20     33
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Approve              51%    48%    52%    48%    53%    54%    47%    50%
Disapprove           29     21     22     26     30     17     29     28
DK/NA                21     31     26     26     17     28     24     22
 
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl
 
Approve              46%    52%    47%    50%    54%
Disapprove           24     25     28     25     29
DK/NA                30     23     25     25     17
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way John Liu is handling his job as City Comptroller?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Feb 27  Jan 16  Nov 21  Aug 15  Jun 13  May 11  Dec 15
                     2013    2013    2012    2012    2012    2011    2011
 
Approve              50      46      48      43      40      57      38
Disapprove           26      27      22      31      32      14      35
DK/NA                25      27      30      26      28      30      27
 
 
28. If a candidate for Mayor is - a woman, is that someone you would be enthusiastic about, be comfortable with, have some reservations about, or be very uncomfortable with?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Enthusiastic about   27%    20%    31%    23%    20%    33%    27%    22%    33%
Comfortable with     64     66     64     67     71     59     65     70     59
Some reservations     3      4      2      4      4      3      3      4      -
Very uncomfortable    2      3      1      2      2      1      2      1      3
DK/NA                 4      6      2      4      4      4      3      3      5
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Enthusiastic about   31%    22%    22%    30%    36%    28%    33%    22%
Comfortable with     63     66     67     64     60     65     62     66
Some reservations     1      6      6      2      -      3      1      5
Very uncomfortable    1      3      2      1      1      2      1      2
DK/NA                 4      3      4      2      3      2      3      5
 
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl
 
Enthusiastic about   29%    26%    36%    22%    19%
Comfortable with     64     64     55     71     75
Some reservations     3      4      2      3      2
Very uncomfortable    2      1      4      1      -
DK/NA                 2      5      4      3      3
 
 
29. If a candidate for Mayor is - an African American, is that someone you would be enthusiastic about, be comfortable with, have some reservations about, or be very uncomfortable with?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Enthusiastic about   18%     6%    22%    15%    17%    19%    16%    20%    21%
Comfortable with     71     75     71     70     73     69     73     71     66
Some reservations     6      9      3      9      5      7      6      5      5
Very uncomfortable    1      4      -      -      1      -      1      -      1
DK/NA                 5      6      3      5      5      5      3      4      7
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Enthusiastic about   21%    14%    15%    21%    25%    18%    24%    13%
Comfortable with     71     70     69     72     70     72     68     73
Some reservations     3      9     11      4      1      4      4      8
Very uncomfortable    1      -      1      -      1      -      1      1
DK/NA                 4      5      4      4      3      6      3      5
 
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl
 
Enthusiastic about   14%    22%    21%    15%     8%
Comfortable with     72     68     67     74     82
Some reservations    10      5      3      7      6
Very uncomfortable    -      1      2      -      -
DK/NA                 3      5      7      4      4
 
 
30. If a candidate for Mayor is - a Hispanic, is that someone you would be enthusiastic about, be comfortable with, have some reservations about, or be very uncomfortable with?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Enthusiastic about   17%     7%    19%    15%    16%    17%    16%    12%    24%
Comfortable with     72     72     72     74     75     71     74     78     66
Some reservations     5      8      4      5      5      5      5      5      3
Very uncomfortable    1      5      1      1      1      2      1      1      3
DK/NA                 4      7      3      5      3      5      3      4      4
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Enthusiastic about   20%    12%    11%    20%    25%    18%    21%    11%
Comfortable with     72     74     74     74     69     73     72     74
Some reservations     3      8      9      3      3      2      3      9
Very uncomfortable    1      2      3      -      -      2      1      1
DK/NA                 4      4      4      3      3      5      4      4
 
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl
 
Enthusiastic about   13%    18%    24%    12%     8%
Comfortable with     75     73     65     75     82
Some reservations     8      3      3      8      3
Very uncomfortable    2      -      2      1      2
DK/NA                 2      5      5      3      5
 
 
31. If a candidate for Mayor is - an Asian American, is that someone you would be enthusiastic about, be comfortable with, have some reservations about, or be very uncomfortable with?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Enthusiastic about   15%     7%    18%    14%    14%    16%    17%     9%    14%
Comfortable with     72     75     71     73     76     68     74     78     66
Some reservations     7      5      7      7      5      8      5      7     10
Very uncomfortable    2      5      2      2      2      2      2      3      5
DK/NA                 4      8      3      4      3      5      3      3      7
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Enthusiastic about   19%    10%     9%    17%    24%    17%    18%    10%
Comfortable with     72     71     72     74     72     74     72     72
Some reservations     3     11     13      5      1      3      4     10
Very uncomfortable    1      4      4      1      1      2      2      3
DK/NA                 4      4      2      3      3      4      3      5
 
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl
 
Enthusiastic about   10%    19%    21%     9%    10%
Comfortable with     70     70     65     78     82
Some reservations    12      7      3      7      4
Very uncomfortable    3      -      5      2      1
DK/NA                 5      4      6      4      4
 
 
32. If a candidate for Mayor is - a business executive, is that someone you would be enthusiastic about, be comfortable with, have some reservations about, or be very uncomfortable with?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Enthusiastic about   10%    27%     5%    16%    12%     9%    18%     3%     5%
Comfortable with     47     49     48     41     44     48     49     44     51
Some reservations    31     20     34     31     31     30     25     39     27
Very uncomfortable    9      2     10      8     11      7      5     10     13
DK/NA                 4      2      3      5      2      5      3      5      4
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Enthusiastic about   13%     8%     7%     8%    18%    10%    10%    11%
Comfortable with     46     47     43     53     47     42     47     48
Some reservations    31     30     35     29     29     33     32     29
Very uncomfortable    7     11     10      9      6     13      8      7
DK/NA                 3      4      4      2      1      1      3      5
 
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl
 
Enthusiastic about    3%     9%    15%    12%    14%
Comfortable with     49     46     46     46     49
Some reservations    37     32     29     27     28
Very uncomfortable   10      8      7     10      6
DK/NA                 1      4      3      6      3
 
 
33. If a candidate for Mayor is - a person who is gay or lesbian, is that someone you would be enthusiastic about, be comfortable with, have some reservations about, or be very uncomfortable with?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Enthusiastic about   15%     6%    17%    15%    13%    16%    18%     7%    17%
Comfortable with     63     49     67     61     61     64     62     71     57
Some reservations    11     22      8     14     11     10     10     10     12
Very uncomfortable    8     16      6      6     12      5      7      9     10
DK/NA                 4      6      3      4      3      5      3      2      4
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Enthusiastic about   17%    12%    11%    17%    21%    17%    19%     9%
Comfortable with     67     57     58     68     67     62     63     63
Some reservations     8     14     16      5      7      7      9     14
Very uncomfortable    4     13     12      7      3     10      6      8
DK/NA                 4      4      2      4      2      3      2      5
 
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl
 
Enthusiastic about   11%    17%    20%    11%    10%
Comfortable with     60     60     62     66     76
Some reservations    13     11      6     14      7
Very uncomfortable   13     10      7      5      3
DK/NA                 2      3      6      4      4
 
 
34. If a candidate for Mayor is - a person who has a spouse who is gay or lesbian, is that someone you would be enthusiastic about, be comfortable with, have some reservations about, or be very uncomfortable with?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Enthusiastic about   13%     8%    15%    13%    13%    13%    17%     7%    12%
Comfortable with     63     47     67     62     60     66     63     71     57
Some reservations    12     23      9     13     13     10     10     14     12
Very uncomfortable    7     15      5      7      9      6      6      5     12
DK/NA                 4      7      3      5      5      4      3      3      7
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Enthusiastic about   16%     9%     9%    15%    20%    18%    16%     8%
Comfortable with     68     56     57     69     68     61     65     64
Some reservations     8     17     18      7      7     10     10     15
Very uncomfortable    3     13     12      6      2      8      6      7
DK/NA                 5      4      3      4      3      4      3      6
 
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl
 
Enthusiastic about   10%    16%    19%     8%     5%
Comfortable with     59     60     62     67     78
Some reservations    14     13      6     16      9
Very uncomfortable   13      8      6      5      2
DK/NA                 4      4      6      4      5
 
 
40. If a candidate for Mayor supports raising taxes on the wealthy, would you be more likely to vote for a candidate who held this position, less likely, or wouldn't it make a difference?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
More likely          55%    17%    68%    44%    52%    58%    52%    61%    53%
Less likely          17     51      6     24     21     14     26      6     14
No difference        26     31     24     29     25     26     21     31     29
DK/NA                 2      1      2      2      2      2      1      2      4
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
More likely          55%    56%    56%    54%    59%    55%    57%    54%
Less likely          16     18     15     17     19     21     14     18
No difference        26     25     28     28     22     24     28     25
DK/NA                 2      2      2      1      1      1      1      3
 
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl
 
More likely          60%    57%    60%    49%    45%
Less likely          14     14     18     19     28
No difference        23     28     20     31     24
DK/NA                 3      1      2      1      3
 

Demographic Summary