July 15, 2013 - Black Voters Lift Weiner, Spitzer In NYC Dem Primary, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Voters Say 3-1 Corruption Is Worse Than Sex Misconduct

PDF format

Strong support among black voters propels former Congressman Anthony Weiner to the top of the heap in the Democratic primary for New York City mayor and gives former Gov. Eliot Spitzer a 48 - 33 percent lead over Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer in the Democratic primary race for city comptroller, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

"Notoriety has earned the 'Tabloid Twins,' former Gov. Eliot Spitzer as Client 9 and former Congressman Anthony (Tweets) Weiner, good initial numbers in the polls," said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

"Whether those numbers hold up in the real poll on Primary Election Day is the big question."

Weiner gets 25 percent of primary voters, with 22 percent for City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, 11 percent for former Comptroller William Thompson, 10 percent for Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, 7 percent for Comptroller John Liu, 1 percent for former City Council member Sal Albanese and 21 percent undecided, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds.

Black voters go 31 percent for Weiner, 16 percent for Quinn, 14 percent for Thompson, 11 percent for Liu and 8 percent for de Blasio. White voters go 22 percent for Quinn, 20 percent for Weiner, 16 percent for de Blasio and 12 percent for Thompson.

Weiner gets 29 percent of men and 21 percent of women. The gender breakdown for other candidates generally matches their overall tally.

There is a big racial split and a smaller gender gap in the Democratic primary for comptroller: Spitzer leads 61 - 26 percent among black voters and 47 - 27 percent among Hispanic voters while Stringer leads 44 - 36 percent among white voters.

Men back Spitzer 53 - 33 percent while women back him 44 - 32 percent.

Spitzer gets a 53 - 32 percent favorability rating, with similar racial and gender divides.

For Stringer, 62 percent of Democrats haven't heard enough about him to form an opinion.

Weiner is the best-known mayoral candidate among Democratic voters, with a 42 - 36 percent favorability rating. Ratings for other contenders are:
  • Quinn at 39 - 34 percent favorable;
  • de Blasio at 40 - 11 percent favorable, with 47 percent who don't know enough about him to form an opinion;
  • Thompson at 41 - 12 percent favorable, while 45 percent haven't formed an opinion.
"Is this still a headline-driven campaign, with Weiner and Spitzer dominating the news?" Carroll asks. "Is it better to be well-known mainly for a scandal than to be largely unknown? Will voters learn more about Thompson, de Blasio, Liu and Stringer in the next eight weeks? And will it matter? We'll keep polling and looking for answers."

Democrats say 58 - 31 percent that Spitzer should run for comptroller and say 53 - 33 percent that Weiner should run for mayor, again with men and black voters more supportive than women and white voters.

Financial impropriety is a worse offense for an elected official than sexual misconduct, New York City Democrats say 69 - 22 percent. Financial impropriety is worse, women say 66 - 25 percent and men say 73 - 18 percent, white voters say 76 - 15 percent, black voters say 65 - 28 percent and Hispanic voters say 60 - 31 percent.

From July 8 - 14, Quinnipiac University surveyed 738 New York City registered Democrats with a margin of error of +/- 3.6 percentage points. Live interviewers call land lines and cell phones.

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

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

1. If the Democratic primary for Mayor were being held today, and the candidates were John Liu, Christine Quinn, Bill Thompson, Bill de Blasio, Anthony Weiner and Sal Albanese, for whom would you vote?
                     REGISTERED DEMOCRATS.......................................
                                   Mod/
                     Tot    Lib    Cons   Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Liu                   7%     5%    10%     7%     8%     5%    11%     8%
Quinn                22     27     19     21     23     22     16     25
Thompson             11     11     11     12     10     12     14      8
de Blasio            10     15      7      9     11     16      8      5
Weiner               25     23     25     29     21     20     31     24
Albanese              1      -      1      1      1      1      -      1
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      -      1      -      1      1      1      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      -      3      2      1      2      2      2
DK/NA                21     18     22     17     24     21     17     28
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME..
                     Yes    No     18-34  35-54  55+   <30K   30-50 50-100 >100K
 
Liu                   5%     9%     3%     7%     8%    11%    11%     2%     6%
Quinn                28     18     29     21     21     20     23     19     26
Thompson             14      8      4     11     15      6     10     15     16
de Blasio            13      8      9      9     13      7     16     16      9
Weiner               19     29     28     29     19     24     18     36     25
Albanese              1      1      -      2      1      -      1      -      1
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      1      1      1      1      1      2      -      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      1      2      1      1      3      1      2      1      1
DK/NA                18     24     25     20     19     29     17     11     16
 
                     WHITE...........................
                     COLLEGE DEG
                     Yes    No     Men    Wom    Cath   Jew
 
Liu                   4%     6%     4%     5%     9%     3%
Quinn                25     18     21     23     24     17
Thompson             14      9     14     10     15     12
de Blasio            17     14     16     16      9     16
Weiner               17     25     25     16     25     20
Albanese              1      2      2      1      3      -
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      3      1      2      1      3
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      1      2      2      2      1      1
DK/NA                19     23     15     25     12     27
 
                     MARRIED..........    SINGLE...........
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Tot    Men    Wom
 
Liu                   8%     8%     7%     7%     7%     8%
Quinn                22     16     28     22     25     19
Thompson             11     14      9     10      9     10
de Blasio            12     12     11      9      7     11
Weiner               21     27     16     27     32     24
Albanese              1      1      -      1      1      1
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      1      2      -      -      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      1      2      1      2      3      1
DK/NA                22     18     26     21     17     24
 
TREND: (If Registered Democrat) If the Democratic primary for Mayor were being held today, and the candidates were John Liu, Christine Quinn, Bill Thompson, Bill de Blasio, Anthony Weiner and Sal Albanese, for whom would you vote? (Data available upon request back to May 2012)
                     REGISTERED DEMOCRATS..................................
                     Jul 15  Jun 26  May 22  Apr 19  Apr 10  Feb 27  Jan 16
                     2013    2013    2013    2013    2013    2013    2013
 
Liu                   7       7       6       9       7       9       9
Quinn                22      19      25      28      32      37      35
Thompson             11      16      10      10      13      11      10
de Blasio            10      10      10      11      14      14      11
Weiner               25      17      15      15      na      na      na
Albanese              1       -       2      na      na      na      na
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1       1       2       1       2       -       1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2       2       3       3       2       2       2
DK/NA                21      28      27      24      30      27      31
 
 
2. If the Democratic primary for City Comptroller were being held today, and the candidates were Eliot Spitzer and Scott Stringer, for whom would you vote?
                     REGISTERED DEMOCRATS.......................................
                                   Mod/
                     Tot    Lib    Cons   Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Spitzer              48%    48%    48%    53%    44%    36%    61%    47%
Stringer             33     37     31     33     32     44     26     27
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      -      1      -      1      -      1      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3      2      3      2      3      2      2      5
DK/NA                16     13     17     11     20     18     10     19
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME..
                     Yes    No     18-34  35-54  55+   <30K   30-50 50-100 >100K
 
Spitzer              43%    51%    45%    51%    45%    46%    44%    54%    51%
Stringer             38     29     27     30     40     28     37     33     38
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       -      1      -      1      -      2      -      -      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      1      4      5      1      3      4      5      -      -
DK/NA                17     15     22     16     12     21     13     13     11
 
                     WHITE...........................
                     COLLEGE DEG
                     Yes    No     Men    Wom    Cath   Jew
 
Spitzer              36%    35%    37%    35%    31%    33%
Stringer             46     41     44     44     55     39
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      -      -      1      1      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      -      6      5      1      -      5
DK/NA                17     18     14     21     14     23
 
                     MARRIED..........    SINGLE...........
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Tot    Men    Wom
 
Spitzer              46%    50%    41%    50%    56%    46%
Stringer             33     33     34     32     34     31
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       -      1      -      1      -      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      5      1      3      -      4
DK/NA                18     11     24     15     10     18
 
 
3. Is your opinion of John Liu favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     REGISTERED DEMOCRATS.......................................
                                   Mod/
                     Tot    Lib    Cons   Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            32%    33%    32%    33%    31%    27%    45%    23%
Unfavorable          26     31     22     28     23     35     22     18
Hvn't hrd enough     41     34     44     38     43     35     34     57
REFUSED               2      2      1      1      2      3      -      2
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME..
                     Yes    No     18-34  35-54  55+   <30K   30-50 50-100 >100K
 
Favorable            35%    30%    21%    32%    37%    27%    35%    31%    37%
Unfavorable          32     21     19     28     28     14     21     30     42
Hvn't hrd enough     32     47     57     39     34     59     43     37     19
REFUSED               2      2      3      1      2      1      1      2      1
 
                     WHITE...........................
                     COLLEGE DEG
                     Yes    No     Men    Wom    Cath   Jew
 
Favorable            29%    25%    29%    26%    30%    25%
Unfavorable          37     31     39     31     44     31
Hvn't hrd enough     30     42     30     39     24     41
REFUSED               3      3      2      4      2      3
 
                     MARRIED..........    SINGLE...........
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Tot    Men    Wom
 
Favorable            29%    31%    28%    34%    35%    33%
Unfavorable          29     34     25     23     24     23
Hvn't hrd enough     40     34     46     41     41     41
REFUSED               2      2      1      2      -      3
 
 
4. Is your opinion of Christine Quinn favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about her?
                     REGISTERED DEMOCRATS.......................................
                                   Mod/
                     Tot    Lib    Cons   Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            39%    46%    36%    37%    41%    38%    36%    42%
Unfavorable          34     39     30     37     31     45     33     20
Hvn't hrd enough     23     14     30     24     23     13     29     37
REFUSED               3      1      5      1      5      4      2      1
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME..
                     Yes    No     18-34  35-54  55+   <30K   30-50 50-100 >100K
 
Favorable            47%    34%    40%    40%    41%    36%    38%    40%    46%
Unfavorable          38     31     26     37     36     19     38     46     41
Hvn't hrd enough     12     31     32     20     18     42     22     11      8
REFUSED               3      3      1      3      5      3      2      3      5
 
                     WHITE...........................
                     COLLEGE DEG
                     Yes    No     Men    Wom    Cath   Jew
 
Favorable            45%    28%    37%    39%    34%    33%
Unfavorable          43     47     50     41     52     44
Hvn't hrd enough      8     20     12     14     13     19
REFUSED               4      5      1      7      2      4
 
                     MARRIED..........    SINGLE...........
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Tot    Men    Wom
 
Favorable            35%    26%    43%    43%    47%    40%
Unfavorable          41     50     33     29     26     30
Hvn't hrd enough     22     22     22     24     26     24
REFUSED               2      2      2      4      1      6
 
 
5. Is your opinion of Bill Thompson favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     REGISTERED DEMOCRATS.......................................
                                   Mod/
                     Tot    Lib    Cons   Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            41%    41%    42%    49%    35%    41%    46%    41%
Unfavorable          12     12     12     11     14     14     14      9
Hvn't hrd enough     45     44     45     39     49     43     40     47
REFUSED               2      2      1      1      2      2      1      3
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME..
                     Yes    No     18-34  35-54  55+   <30K   30-50 50-100 >100K
 
Favorable            45%    38%    29%    43%    49%    35%    32%    51%    57%
Unfavorable          13     12      7     14     14      7     19     11     14
Hvn't hrd enough     40     49     62     43     35     58     48     36     27
REFUSED               2      2      3      1      2      -      1      1      2
 
                     WHITE...........................
                     COLLEGE DEG
                     Yes    No     Men    Wom    Cath   Jew
 
Favorable            46%    34%    47%    36%    46%    43%
Unfavorable          13     16     12     15     15     19
Hvn't hrd enough     40     49     40     46     38     37
REFUSED               2      2      1      3      1      1
 
                     MARRIED..........    SINGLE...........
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Tot    Men    Wom
 
Favorable            47%    60%    35%    37%    40%    35%
Unfavorable          12     12     12     13     10     15
Hvn't hrd enough     40     26     52     49     50     48
REFUSED               1      2      1      2      -      3
 
 
6. Is your opinion of Bill de Blasio favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     REGISTERED DEMOCRATS.......................................
                                   Mod/
                     Tot    Lib    Cons   Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            40%    44%    37%    41%    39%    42%    50%    31%
Unfavorable          11      9     12     12     10     15     11      5
Hvn't hrd enough     47     43     49     45     48     42     36     60
REFUSED               3      5      2      2      4      2      3      4
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME..
                     Yes    No     18-34  35-54  55+   <30K   30-50 50-100 >100K
 
Favorable            47%    35%    31%    35%    49%    34%    43%    46%    46%
Unfavorable          14      9      8     14      9      7      8     12     16
Hvn't hrd enough     38     53     58     50     37     56     45     40     37
REFUSED               2      4      3      1      4      2      4      2      1
 
                     WHITE...........................
                     COLLEGE DEG
                     Yes    No     Men    Wom    Cath   Jew
 
Favorable            46%    36%    44%    40%    34%    44%
Unfavorable          16     12     17     12     17     13
Hvn't hrd enough     36     50     37     45     46     42
REFUSED               2      3      2      3      4      -
 
                     MARRIED..........    SINGLE...........
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Tot    Men    Wom
 
Favorable            39%    45%    34%    40%    38%    41%
Unfavorable          13     11     15      9     13      7
Hvn't hrd enough     46     42     50     47     48     47
REFUSED               2      3      1      4      1      5
 
 
7. Is your opinion of Joseph Lhota favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     REGISTERED DEMOCRATS.......................................
                                   Mod/
                     Tot    Lib    Cons   Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            10%     9%    11%    15%     6%    17%     6%     8%
Unfavorable          17     24     11     19     15     22     14     13
Hvn't hrd enough     72     65     77     66     77     61     79     76
REFUSED               1      2      1      1      2      1      1      3
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME..
                     Yes    No     18-34  35-54  55+   <30K   30-50 50-100 >100K
 
Favorable            12%     9%     9%     9%    13%     8%    12%     9%    14%
Unfavorable          23     12     16     14     20      7     12     25     31
Hvn't hrd enough     65     77     73     77     66     85     76     65     54
REFUSED               -      2      2      -      2      -      1      1      1
 
                     WHITE...........................
                     COLLEGE DEG
                     Yes    No     Men    Wom    Cath   Jew
 
Favorable            18%    15%    22%    12%    24%    18%
Unfavorable          26     16     24     21     21     20
Hvn't hrd enough     55     68     55     65     55     62
REFUSED               1      1      -      1      -      -
 
                     MARRIED..........    SINGLE...........
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Tot    Men    Wom
 
Favorable            12%    14%     9%     9%    15%     5%
Unfavorable          16     19     13     17     19     16
Hvn't hrd enough     72     65     77     73     66     77
REFUSED               1      1      1      1      -      2
 
 
8. Is your opinion of Anthony Weiner favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     REGISTERED DEMOCRATS.......................................
                                   Mod/
                     Tot    Lib    Cons   Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            42%    41%    43%    50%    37%    36%    52%    40%
Unfavorable          36     39     35     31     40     50     33     18
Hvn't hrd enough     18     16     19     18     19     11     13     38
REFUSED               3      4      3      2      4      3      2      4
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME..
                     Yes    No     18-34  35-54  55+   <30K   30-50 50-100 >100K
 
Favorable            39%    45%    43%    41%    42%    37%    48%    50%    42%
Unfavorable          45     29     24     37     42     30     37     38     42
Hvn't hrd enough     13     22     28     20     13     31     13     10     13
REFUSED               3      4      5      3      3      2      3      2      2
 
                     WHITE...........................
                     COLLEGE DEG
                     Yes    No     Men    Wom    Cath   Jew
 
Favorable            35%    38%    43%    31%    35%    38%
Unfavorable          53     47     50     51     54     44
Hvn't hrd enough      9     13      6     15     10     17
REFUSED               3      1      1      4      1      1
 
                     MARRIED..........    SINGLE...........
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Tot    Men    Wom
 
Favorable            38%    43%    33%    46%    56%    39%
Unfavorable          39     38     40     33     24     40
Hvn't hrd enough     20     16     24     17     19     16
REFUSED               3      3      3      4      1      6
 
 
9. Is your opinion of Sal Albanese favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     REGISTERED DEMOCRATS.......................................
                                   Mod/
                     Tot    Lib    Cons   Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            11%    11%    12%    16%     7%    12%     9%    13%
Unfavorable          12     11     11     13     11     11     12      9
Hvn't hrd enough     76     77     76     70     81     75     78     75
REFUSED               1      1      1      2      1      2      -      3
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME..
                     Yes    No     18-34  35-54  55+   <30K   30-50 50-100 >100K
 
Favorable            10%    11%    10%    12%    10%    11%    11%    15%    11%
Unfavorable          11     12     10     11     11     14      5     13     15
Hvn't hrd enough     78     75     76     76     78     75     83     71     74
REFUSED               1      2      3      1      1      -      1      1      1
 
                     WHITE...........................
                     COLLEGE DEG
                     Yes    No     Men    Wom    Cath   Jew
 
Favorable            13%    10%    15%     9%    23%     7%
Unfavorable          10     14     10     12     13     12
Hvn't hrd enough     76     74     72     78     64     79
REFUSED               1      2      3      1      1      2
 
                     MARRIED..........    SINGLE...........
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Tot    Men    Wom
 
Favorable            11%    15%     7%    11%    17%     7%
Unfavorable          11     12     11     12     13     11
Hvn't hrd enough     77     71     81     76     69     81
REFUSED               1      2      -      1      1      2
 
 
10. Is your opinion of Eliot Spitzer favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     REGISTERED DEMOCRATS.......................................
                                   Mod/
                     Tot    Lib    Cons   Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            53%    54%    53%    58%    50%    43%    64%    53%
Unfavorable          32     35     30     30     33     49     22     17
Hvn't hrd enough     12      8     15     10     14      7     11     25
REFUSED               3      3      2      2      3      2      3      5
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME..
                     Yes    No     18-34  35-54  55+   <30K   30-50 50-100 >100K
 
Favorable            49%    56%    54%    53%    52%    52%    55%    59%    54%
Unfavorable          41     25     28     33     34     22     37     33     40
Hvn't hrd enough      8     15     14     13     11     25      6      6      6
REFUSED               2      4      4      1      3      2      2      2      -
 
                     WHITE...........................
                     COLLEGE DEG
                     Yes    No     Men    Wom    Cath   Jew
 
Favorable            45%    41%    45%    42%    38%    40%
Unfavorable          50     47     49     49     55     46
Hvn't hrd enough      4     10      5      8      7     11
REFUSED               1      3      1      2      -      2
 
                     MARRIED..........    SINGLE...........
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Tot    Men    Wom
 
Favorable            49%    48%    51%    56%    67%    49%
Unfavorable          36     37     35     29     25     31
Hvn't hrd enough     12     13     12     12      7     16
REFUSED               2      3      2      3      1      4
 
 
11. Is your opinion of Scott Stringer favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     REGISTERED DEMOCRATS.......................................
                                   Mod/
                     Tot    Lib    Cons   Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            28%    33%    25%    28%    28%    42%    21%    17%
Unfavorable           9     10      8     11      7     10      7      7
Hvn't hrd enough     62     54     66     60     63     46     71     73
REFUSED               2      3      1      2      2      2      1      3
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME..
                     Yes    No     18-34  35-54  55+   <30K   30-50 50-100 >100K
 
Favorable            39%    20%    19%    26%    36%    21%    22%    29%    42%
Unfavorable           7     10     13      8      8      6     13     10      9
Hvn't hrd enough     53     68     64     64     56     73     63     59     49
REFUSED               1      2      4      1      1      -      2      2      1
 
                     WHITE...........................
                     COLLEGE DEG
                     Yes    No     Men    Wom    Cath   Jew
 
Favorable            51%    30%    39%    45%    46%    40%
Unfavorable           7     16      7     13      4     10
Hvn't hrd enough     42     50     51     41     48     50
REFUSED               1      3      3      1      2      -
 
                     MARRIED..........    SINGLE...........
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Tot    Men    Wom
 
Favorable            28%    29%    28%    28%    27%    28%
Unfavorable           9     11      8      9     11      7
Hvn't hrd enough     62     58     64     62     61     62
REFUSED               1      2      -      2      2      3
 
 
12. Do you think Anthony Weiner should or should not run for Mayor this year?
                     REGISTERED DEMOCRATS.......................................
                                   Mod/
                     Tot    Lib    Cons   Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Should run           53%    56%    51%    59%    49%    47%    57%    57%
Should not           33     33     34     30     36     43     31     19
DK/NA                13     11     14     10     16     10     11     24
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME..
                     Yes    No     18-34  35-54  55+   <30K   30-50 50-100 >100K
 
Should run           48%    57%    58%    58%    48%    47%    56%    63%    52%
Should not           42     27     24     29     40     32     31     30     41
DK/NA                 9     16     17     13     12     21     12      7      7
 
                     WHITE...........................
                     COLLEGE DEG
                     Yes    No     Men    Wom    Cath   Jew
 
Should run           49%    44%    53%    42%    43%    43%
Should not           44     43     38     48     48     43
DK/NA                 7     14      9     10      8     14
 
                     MARRIED..........    SINGLE...........
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Tot    Men    Wom
 
Should run           47%    50%    43%    58%    67%    52%
Should not           37     36     38     30     25     34
DK/NA                16     13     19     11      8     14
 
 
13. Do you think Eliot Spitzer should or should not run for City Comptroller this year?
                     REGISTERED DEMOCRATS.......................................
                                   Mod/
                     Tot    Lib    Cons   Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Should run           58%    58%    57%    64%    53%    51%    60%    64%
Should not           31     32     31     28     32     40     29     17
DK/NA                12     10     12      8     15      8     11     19
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME..
                     Yes    No     18-34  35-54  55+   <30K   30-50 50-100 >100K
 
Should run           56%    59%    57%    61%    54%    54%    51%    66%    61%
Should not           37     26     26     30     35     24     39     28     36
DK/NA                 7     15     17      9     11     22     10      5      3
 
                     WHITE...........................
                     COLLEGE DEG
                     Yes    No     Men    Wom    Cath   Jew
 
Should run           51%    52%    52%    50%    39%    48%
Should not           43     37     38     42     53     39
DK/NA                 6     11      9      7      8     13
 
                     MARRIED..........    SINGLE...........
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Tot    Men    Wom
 
Should run           57%    58%    56%    59%    69%    51%
Should not           32     32     32     29     25     33
DK/NA                11     10     12     12      6     16
 
 
14. What is a worse offense for an elected official, sexual misconduct or financial impropriety?
                     REGISTERED DEMOCRATS.......................................
                                   Mod/
                     Tot    Lib    Cons   Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Sexual misconduct    22%    15%    27%    18%    25%    15%    28%    31%
Financl impropriety  69     76     65     73     66     76     65     60
DK/NA                 9      9      8      9      9     10      7      9
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME..
                     Yes    No     18-34  35-54  55+   <30K   30-50 50-100 >100K
 
Sexual misconduct     9%    31%    30%    20%    21%    40%    24%    13%     8%
Financl impropriety  83     60     65     74     66     52     63     78     88
DK/NA                 8      9      5      6     13      8     13      9      4
 
                     WHITE...........................
                     COLLEGE DEG
                     Yes    No     Men    Wom    Cath   Jew
 
Sexual misconduct     7%    27%    13%    16%    18%    22%
Financl impropriety  86     61     73     77     73     66
DK/NA                 8     12     13      6      9     12
 
                     MARRIED..........    SINGLE...........
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Tot    Men    Wom
 
Sexual misconduct    22%    17%    27%    22%    19%    23%
Financl impropriety  68     72     66     70     75     67
DK/NA                10     12      8      8      6     10
 
 

Demographic Summary