July 24, 2013 - Thompson Tops Quinn, Weiner In NYC Dem Primary Runoff, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Thompson Tops On Empathy, Morality

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New York City Democratic likely voters give former City Comptroller and 2009 mayoral challenger William Thompson leads over City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner in the mayoral primary runoff - if Thompson can make it to the runoff - according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

This is the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University's first survey of likely Democratic primary voters in this election cycle and can not be compared to earlier surveys of registered voters.

If Weiner drops out of the race, Quinn gets 30 percent to Thompson's 26 percent, with 21 percent for Public Advocate Bill de Blasio and 10 percent for Comptroller John Liu.

If Weiner stays in, he has 26 percent in the first round of the Democratic primary, with 22 percent for Quinn and 20 percent for Thompson. de Blasio is at 15 percent with 7 percent for Liu, 1 percent for former Council member Sal Albanese and 8 percent undecided.

In a Democratic primary runoff, however, Thompson tops Weiner 52 - 41 percent and leads Quinn 51 - 42 percent. A Weiner-Quinn runoff is tied with 46 percent for Quinn and 44 percent for Weiner.

Thompson outscores Quinn on "moral character" and empathy with voters and ties her on having the experience to be mayor. Thompson tops Weiner 4-1 on "moral character."

"Let's focus on the most important race, the Democratic primary runoff. After the new flood of stories about Congressman Anthony Weiner, we must look at the likelihood of a runoff between Council Speaker Christine Quinn and former Comptroller William Thompson," said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

"As of today, these numbers show Thompson ahead in that race," Carroll added.

A total of 91 percent of Thompson first-round voters are "very enthusiastic" or "somewhat enthusiastic" about their candidate, compared to 79 percent for Quinn.

In a Quinn-Thompson runoff, he leads 59 - 36 percent among men while women are tied 46 - 46 percent. Thompson leads 68 - 29 percent among black voters and gets 49 percent of white voters to Quinn's 43 percent.

In a very small sample of likely Republican primary voters, former Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chair Joseph Lhota gets 49 percent, with 35 percent for businessman John Catsimatidis and 7 percent for George McDonald.

A total of 86 percent of likely Democratic primary voters say a candidate's understanding of their problems is "extremely important" or "very important.'' A total of 80 percent cite a candidate's experience as extremely or very important, while 57 percent say personal moral character is extremely or very important.

Having a strong moral character describes Thompson "a great deal" or "a good amount," a total of 63 percent of Democrats say; a total of 59 percent say the right experience describes him a great deal or a good amount and 53 percent say understanding their needs describes him a great deal or a good amount.

Quinn scores 53 percent for moral character, 59 percent for experience and 43 percent for understanding. Scores for Weiner are 17 percent for moral character, 57 percent for experience and 51 percent for understanding.

"Empathy, or understanding 'people like you,' is more important than experience or moral character, voters say. Thompson is tops in that trait. Weiner is way behind on moral character," Carroll said.

From July 18 - 23, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,340 New York City registered voters with a margin of error of +/- 2.7 percentage points. The survey includes 507 likely Democratic primary voters with a margin of error of +/- 4.4 percentage points and 96 Republican likely primary voters with a margin of error of +/- 10 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 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? (If undecided) As of today, do you lean more toward Liu, Quinn, Thompson, de Blasio, Weiner or Albanese? (Table includes leaners)
                     LIKELY DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Liu                   7%     8%     6%     6%     7%
Quinn                22     22     22     27      7
Thompson             20     25     17     15     35
de Blasio            15     12     17     18     12
Weiner               26     24     27     23     31
Albanese              1      2      1      3      -
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       -      -      -      -      -
DK/NA                 8      6      9      8      8
 
 
1a. (If candidate chosen q1) Will you definitely vote for (Candidate of choice q1), or is there a chance you could change your mind and vote for another of the candidates? IF CHANCE CHANGE MIND: Would you say there's a good chance you'll change your mind, or would you say it's pretty unlikely?
                     LIKELY DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS
                            CANDIDATE OF CHOICE Q1.....
                     Tot    Quinn  Thomp  DeBlas Weiner
 
Def vote for cand    45%    43%    41%    35%    56%
Change likely        35     35     38     48     21
Change unlikely      14     16     19      9     16
DK/NA                 6      7      2      9      7
 
 
1b. (If candidate chosen q1) Would you say you are very enthusiastic about supporting (Candidate of choice q1), somewhat enthusiastic, not so enthusiastic, or not enthusiastic at all?
                     LIKELY DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS
                            CANDIDATE OF CHOICE Q1.....
                     Tot    Quinn  Thomp  DeBlas Weiner
 
Very enthusiastic    27%    21%    20%    24%    36%
Somewht enthusiastic 57     58     71     48     51
Not so enthusiastic  10     14      5     17     10
Not enthus at all     4      6      4      6      1
DK/NA                 2      1      -      4      2
 
 
1c. (If voting for Weiner q1) Who is your second choice? (*q1 Recalculated primary vote without Weiner using second choice question)
                     LIKELY DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS WITHOUT WEINER
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Liu                  10%    11%    10%    10%    10%
Quinn                30     26     32     31     17
Thompson             26     31     23     21     41
de Blasio            21     18     22     24     17
Albanese              2      2      1      3      -
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      3      -      1      2
DK/NA                11      9     12     10     13
 
 
2. (If registered Democrat) Are there any candidates in the Democratic primary for Mayor that you would definitely not vote for under any circumstances? IF YES: Who is that? (Totals may add up to more than 100% because multiple responses were allowed)
                     LIKELY DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Liu                  18%    17%    18%    26%    13%
Quinn                31     36     28     29     39
Thompson              5      4      5      4      5
de Blasio             7     10      5      8      8
Weiner               28     31     26     37     18
Albanese              8      8      8      7     12
Other                 1      1      -      -      2
No-one               24     21     25     19     25
DK/NA                 9      6     10      5      6
 
 
3. (If registered Democrat) (INTRO Q3-5: If none of the candidates in the Democratic primary for mayor gets 40% of the vote, there is a run-off election between the two candidates with the most votes.) If there is a run-off in the Democratic primary for mayor, and the candidates are Anthony Weiner and Christine Quinn, for whom would you vote? (If undecided) If the runoff were today, would you lean more toward Weiner or Quinn? (Table includes leaners)
                     LIKELY DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Weiner               44%    46%    44%    38%    56%
Quinn                46     43     48     52     38
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3      5      2      4      2
DK/NA                 6      6      6      6      4
 
 
4. (If registered Democrat) If there is a run-off in the Democratic primary for mayor, and the candidates are Anthony Weiner and Bill Thompson, for whom would you vote? (If undecided) If the runoff were today, would you lean more toward Weiner or Thompson? (Table includes leaners)
                     LIKELY DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Weiner               41%    35%    45%    36%    42%
Thompson             52     60     47     58     54
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      1      1      1      1      1
DK/NA                 7      4      8      5      3
 
 
5. (If registered Democrat) If there is a run-off in the Democratic primary for mayor, and the candidates are Christine Quinn and Bill Thompson, for whom would you vote? (If undecided) If the runoff were today, would you lean more toward Quinn or Thompson? (Table includes leaners)
                     LIKELY DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Quinn                42%    36%    46%    43%    29%
Thompson             51     59     46     49     68
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      2      2      3      1
DK/NA                 5      3      6      5      2
 
 
7. (If Registered Republican) If the Republican primary for Mayor were being held today, and the candidates were Joe Lhota, John Catsimatidis, and George McDonald, for whom would you vote? (If undecided) If the primary were today, would you lean more toward Lhota, Catsimatidis, or McDonald? (Table includes leaners)
                     LIKELY REPUBLICAN PRIMARY VOTERS
                     Tot
 
Lhota                49%
Catsimatidis         35
McDonald              7
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       -
DK/NA                 9
 
 
8. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Michael Bloomberg is handling his job as Mayor?
                     REGISTERED VOTERS.....................    LIKELY VOTERS
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp    Dem    Rep
 
Approve              48%    50%    47%    54%    39%    47%    52%    37%
Disapprove           42     41     43     40     45     46     41     59
DK/NA                 9      9     10      6     16      7      8      4
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Michael Bloomberg is handling his job as Mayor? (*High also 75% Oct 3 2008, Mar 2008, Jan 2007 & Nov 2005)
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Jul 24  Jun 27  May 23  Apr 11  Feb 28  Oct 21  Jul 02
                     2013    2013    2013    2013    2013    2008*   2003
 
Approve              48      51      50      50      53      75      31
Disapprove           42      41      42      43      40      20      60
DK/NA                 9       8       8       7       6       6       8
 
 
8a. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Michael Bloomberg is handling his job as Mayor? (If approve/disapprove) Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat?
                     REGISTERED VOTERS.....................    LIKELY VOTERS
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp    Dem    Rep
 
Strongly approve     25%    27%    24%    29%    12%    32%    27%    20%
Somewhat approve     23     22     23     25     27     15     24     17
Somewhat disapprove  12     12     12     11     11     14     10     18
Strongly disapprove  30     29     31     28     33     32     30     40
DK/NA                10     10     10      7     17      8      8      4
 
 
9-12. (If Registered Democrat) (INTRO Q9-12: I'm going to ask you how familiar you are with the Democratic candidates running for Mayor.) How much do you feel you know about (Bill Thompson/Bill de Blasio/Christine Quinn/Anthony Weiner), a great deal, a good amount, just some or hardly anything?
                     LIKELY DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS
                     HOW MUCH KNOW ABOUT........
                     Thmpsn dBlsio Quinn  Weiner
 
A great deal         18%     9%    32%    37%
A good amount        31     24     43     39
Just some            33     40     17     19
Hardly anything      18     27      7      6
DK/NA                 -      -      1      -
 
 
9. (If Registered Democrat) How much do you feel you know about Bill Thompson, a great deal, a good amount, just some or hardly anything?
                     LIKELY DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
A great deal         18%    25%    14%    17%    24%
A good amount        31     35     28     30     41
Just some            33     28     36     35     22
Hardly anything      18     12     22     18     14
DK/NA                 -      -      1      -      -
 
 
10. (If Registered Democrat) How much do you feel you know about - Bill De Blasio, a great deal, a good amount, just some or hardly anything?
                     LIKELY DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
A great deal          9%    13%     7%    10%    10%
A good amount        24     23     25     28     22
Just some            40     42     39     40     37
Hardly anything      27     23     29     22     31
DK/NA                 -      -      -      -      -
 
 
11. (If Registered Democrat) How much do you feel you know about - Christine Quinn, a great deal, a good amount, just some or hardly anything?
                     LIKELY DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
A great deal         32%    44%    25%    37%    31%
A good amount        43     35     48     47     37
Just some            17     14     18     11     21
Hardly anything       7      6      8      5     10
DK/NA                 1      2      -      -      -
 
 
12. (If Registered Democrat) How much do you feel you know about - Anthony Weiner, a great deal, a good amount, just some or hardly anything?
                     LIKELY DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
A great deal         37%    41%    34%    43%    35%
A good amount        39     36     40     37     40
Just some            19     18     19     15     20
Hardly anything       6      4      7      5      6
DK/NA                 -      -      -      -      -
 
 
13-18. (If Registered Democrat) (INTRO Q13-18: For each issue I name, please tell me how important it is in your decision of who to support in the Democratic primary for mayor.) How about - (Taxes/Education/Crime/Housing/Transportation/Economic Development), would you say this is extremely important in your choice in the Democratic primary for mayor, very important, somewhat important, not so important or not important at all?
                     LIKELY DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS..........
                     HOW IMPORTANT TO VOTE IS..................
                     Taxes  Educ   Crime Housng Trans  Econ Dev
 
Extremely important  35%    53%    42%    37%    29%    41%
Very important       33     33     36     37     38     37
Somewhat important   23     11     17     19     23     17
Not so important      7      2      3      3      5      3
Not important at all  2      1      2      3      3      1
DK/NA                 -      -      1      -      2      1
 
 
13. (If Registered Democrat) How about - taxes, would you say this is extremely important in your choice in the Democratic primary for mayor, very important, somewhat important, not so important or not important at all?
                     LIKELY DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Extremely important  35%    30%    37%    26%    47%
Very important       33     29     35     32     33
Somewhat important   23     24     23     29     16
Not so important      7     14      3     10      4
Not important at all  2      3      1      3      -
DK/NA                 -      -      -      -      -
 
 
14. (If Registered Democrat) How about - education, would you say this is extremely important in your choice in the Democratic primary for mayor, very important, somewhat important, not so important or not important at all?
                     LIKELY DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Extremely important  53%    43%    59%    45%    69%
Very important       33     35     31     34     26
Somewhat important   11     16      8     16      5
Not so important      2      3      1      3      -
Not important at all  1      2      1      2      -
DK/NA                 -      -      -      -      -
 
 
15. (If Registered Democrat) How about - crime, would you say this is extremely important in your choice in the Democratic primary for mayor, very important, somewhat important, not so important or not important at all?
                     LIKELY DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Extremely important  42%    35%    46%    31%    60%
Very important       36     39     35     38     30
Somewhat important   17     18     15     24      6
Not so important      3      5      2      5      3
Not important at all  2      3      1      2      -
DK/NA                 1      -      1      -      1
 
 
16. (If Registered Democrat) How about - housing, would you say this is extremely important in your choice in the Democratic primary for mayor, very important, somewhat important, not so important or not important at all?
                     LIKELY DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Extremely important  37%    34%    39%    27%    50%
Very important       37     36     38     35     40
Somewhat important   19     17     20     28      9
Not so important      3      7      1      6      1
Not important at all  3      6      1      4      -
DK/NA                 -      -      1      -      -
 
 
17. (If Registered Democrat) How about - transportation, would you say this is extremely important in your choice in the Democratic primary for mayor, very important, somewhat important, not so important or not important at all?
                     LIKELY DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Extremely important  29%    28%    30%    26%    34%
Very important       38     36     40     39     38
Somewhat important   23     21     24     26     23
Not so important      5      8      3      6      4
Not important at all  3      3      2      2      2
DK/NA                 2      4      -      2      -
 
 
18. (If Registered Democrat) How about - economic development, would you say this is extremely important in your choice in the Democratic primary for mayor, very important, somewhat important, not so important or not important at all?
                     LIKELY DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Extremely important  41%    35%    45%    34%    51%
Very important       37     39     35     37     36
Somewhat important   17     20     16     24     11
Not so important      3      5      3      4      2
Not important at all  1      2      -      1      -
DK/NA                 1      -      2      -      -
 
 
19-24. (If Registered Democrat) Regardless of who you support in the democratic primary for mayor, which of these candidates do you think would do the best job handling - (Taxes/Education/Crime/Housing/Transportation/Economic Development)?
                     LIKELY DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS..........
                     WHO WOULD DO BEST JOB HANDLING............
                     Taxes  Educ   Crime Housng Trans  Econ Dev
 
Weiner               30%    24%    24%    20%    21%    28%
Thompson             20     26     18     24     19     21
de Blasio            12     14     14     15     16     12
Quinn                19     22     25     25     27     25
ALL (VOL)             -      -      1      -      1      -
NONE (VOL)            2      1      2      1      1      2
DK/NA                17     12     15     14     16     11
 
 
19. (If Registered Democrat) Regardless of who you support in the democratic primary for mayor, which of these candidates do you think would do the best job handling - taxes?
                     LIKELY DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Weiner               30%    26%    33%    22%    40%
Thompson             20     28     15     21     24
de Blasio            12     12     12     13     14
Quinn                19     19     19     20     13
ALL (VOL)             -      1      -      1      -
NONE (VOL)            2      2      1      2      1
DK/NA                17     12     19     21      9
 
 
20. (If Registered Democrat) Regardless of who you support in the democratic primary for mayor, which of these candidates do you think would do the best job handling - education?
                     LIKELY DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Weiner               24%    22%    25%    17%    32%
Thompson             26     30     24     20     36
de Blasio            14     15     14     19     11
Quinn                22     23     22     24     18
ALL (VOL)             -      1      -      1      -
NONE (VOL)            1      2      1      2      -
DK/NA                12      7     14     17      4
 
 
21. (If Registered Democrat) Regardless of who you support in the democratic primary for mayor, which of these candidates do you think would do the best job handling - crime?
                     LIKELY DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Weiner               24%    25%    23%    20%    35%
Thompson             18     24     14     15     25
de Blasio            14     15     13     17     11
Quinn                25     21     28     26     18
ALL (VOL)             1      -      2      1      3
NONE (VOL)            2      1      3      4      1
DK/NA                15     13     17     17      7
 
 
22. (If Registered Democrat) Regardless of who you support in the democratic primary for mayor, which of these candidates do you think would do the best job handling - housing?
                     LIKELY DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Weiner               20%    20%    20%    15%    28%
Thompson             24     29     22     21     36
de Blasio            15     18     12     18     11
Quinn                25     18     30     25     18
ALL (VOL)             -      -      -      1      -
NONE (VOL)            1      2      -      1      -
DK/NA                14     12     15     19      8
 
 
23. (If Registered Democrat) Regardless of who you support in the democratic primary for mayor, which of these candidates do you think would do the best job handling - transportation?
                     LIKELY DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Weiner               21%    21%    20%    16%    23%
Thompson             19     19     18     15     29
de Blasio            16     16     16     14     18
Quinn                27     27     27     27     21
ALL (VOL)             1      1      1      1      -
NONE (VOL)            1      2      1      2      1
DK/NA                16     15     17     24      8
 
 
24. (If Registered Democrat) Regardless of who you support in the democratic primary for mayor, which of these candidates do you think would do the best job handling - economic development?
                     LIKELY DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Weiner               28%    23%    31%    22%    33%
Thompson             21     27     17     16     30
de Blasio            12      8     15     13     15
Quinn                25     30     22     31     14
ALL (VOL)             -      -      -      -      -
NONE (VOL)            2      1      2      2      3
DK/NA                11     11     12     16      5
 
 
25-27. (If Registered Democrat) (INTRO Q25-27: For each personal quality I name, please tell me how important it is in your decision of who to support in the Democratic primary for mayor.) How about the candidate's - (Personal moral character/Experience/Understanding the problems of people like you), would you say this is extremely important in your choice in the Democratic primary for mayor, very important, somewhat important, not so important or not important at all?
                     LIKELY DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS
                     HOW IMPORTANT TO VOTE IS
                     Moral  Exprnc Understands
 
Extremely important  26%    40%    56%
Very important       31     40     30
Somewhat important   29     16     10
Not so important      9      3      2
Not important at all  4      -      1
DK/NA                 2      1      -
 
 
25. (If Registered Democrat) How about the candidate's - Personal moral character, would you say this is extremely important in your choice in the Democratic primary for mayor, very important, somewhat important, not so important or not important at all?
                     LIKELY DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Extremely important  26%    25%    26%    22%    26%
Very important       31     24     36     31     34
Somewhat important   29     32     27     25     32
Not so important      9      9      9     13      5
Not important at all  4      8      2      7      -
DK/NA                 2      2      1      2      3
 
 
26. (If Registered Democrat) How about the candidate's - Experience, would you say this is extremely important in your choice in the Democratic primary for mayor, very important, somewhat important, not so important or not important at all?
                     LIKELY DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Extremely important  40%    36%    43%    38%    44%
Very important       40     39     40     39     39
Somewhat important   16     18     15     18     16
Not so important      3      6      1      3      1
Not important at all  -      1      -      -      -
DK/NA                 1      1      1      1      1
 
 
27. (If Registered Democrat) How about the candidate's - Understanding of the problems of people like you, would you say this is extremely important in your choice in the Democratic primary for mayor, very important, somewhat important, not so important or not important at all?
                     LIKELY DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Extremely important  56%    51%    60%    43%    72%
Very important       30     34     28     35     26
Somewhat important   10     10      9     15      -
Not so important      2      3      2      3      2
Not important at all  1      2      -      2      -
DK/NA                 -      -      1      1      -
 
 
28-39. (If Registered Democrat) (INTRO Q28-39: Now, I'd like to know how much you think each of these qualities describes each candidate in the Democratic primary for mayor.) How much would you say (Has a strong personal moral character/Has the right experience/Understands the problems of people like you) describes (Bill Thompson/Bill de Blasio/Christine Quinn/Anthony Weiner? Does it describe him/her a great deal, a good amount, somewhat, not so much or not at all?
                     LIKELY DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS
                     THOMPSON.................
                     Moral  Exprnc Understands
 
A great deal         28%    24%    24%
A good amount        35     35     29
Somewhat             18     25     27
Not so much           5      5      7
Not at all            2      2      3
DK/NA                12      9     10
 
                     DE BLASIO................
                     Moral  Exprnc Understands
 
A great deal         26%    14%    20%
A good amount        27     30     24
Somewhat             26     33     28
Not so much           5      9     12
Not at all            2      4      6
DK/NA                14      9     12
 
                     QUINN....................
                     Moral  Exprnc Understands
 
A great deal         21%    27%    19%
A good amount        32     32     24
Somewhat             22     24     27
Not so much           9      7     12
Not at all           10      5     14
DK/NA                 6      4      5
 
                     WEINER...................
                     Moral  Exprnc Understands
 
A great deal          7%    28%    23%
A good amount        10     29     28
Somewhat             24     22     25
Not so much          29     12     12
Not at all           26      8     10
DK/NA                 4      2      3
 
 
28. (If Registered Democrat) How much would you say "has a strong personal moral character" describes - Bill Thompson? Does it describe him a great deal, a good amount, somewhat, not so much or not at all?
                     LIKELY DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
A great deal         28%    31%    26%    27%    37%
A good amount        35     35     36     36     35
Somewhat             18     22     15     17     16
Not so much           5      3      7      4      5
Not at all            2      2      2      1      3
DK/NA                12      8     15     16      3
 
 
29. (If Registered Democrat) How much would you say "has the right experience" describes - Bill Thompson? Does it describe him a great deal, a good amount, somewhat, not so much or not at all?
                     LIKELY DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
A great deal         24%    30%    20%    20%    32%
A good amount        35     35     35     34     37
Somewhat             25     23     27     27     24
Not so much           5      5      5      5      4
Not at all            2      2      2      3      -
DK/NA                 9      6     11     11      3
 
 
30. (If Registered Democrat) How much would you say "understands the problems of people like you" describes - Bill Thompson? Does it describe him a great deal, a good amount, somewhat, not so much or not at all?
                     LIKELY DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
A great deal         24%    24%    24%    16%    40%
A good amount        29     27     31     28     35
Somewhat             27     31     24     32     19
Not so much           7      8      6      7      3
Not at all            3      4      3      2      2
DK/NA                10      6     13     14      2
 
 
31. (If Registered Democrat) How much would you say "has a strong personal moral character" describes - Bill De Blasio? Does it describe him a great deal, a good amount, somewhat, not so much or not at all?
                     LIKELY DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
A great deal         26%    27%    24%    29%    23%
A good amount        27     30     25     31     21
Somewhat             26     27     26     18     37
Not so much           5      3      6      2      6
Not at all            2      3      2      2      5
DK/NA                14     10     16     17      7
 
 
32. (If Registered Democrat) How much would you say "has the right experience" describes - Bill De Blasio? Does it describe him a great deal, a good amount, somewhat, not so much or not at all?
                     LIKELY DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
A great deal         14%    12%    16%    14%    12%
A good amount        30     30     31     34     28
Somewhat             33     37     31     29     37
Not so much           9     11      8      7     12
Not at all            4      4      4      4      5
DK/NA                 9      7     11     12      7
 
 
33. (If Registered Democrat) How much would you say "understands the problems of people like you" describes - Bill De Blasio? Does it describe him a great deal, a good amount, somewhat, not so much or not at all?
                     LIKELY DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
A great deal         20%    20%    20%    18%    23%
A good amount        24     22     25     29     16
Somewhat             28     31     25     26     38
Not so much          12     13     11     10     11
Not at all            6      6      5      3      7
DK/NA                12      8     14     14      5
 
 
34. (If Registered Democrat) How much would you say "has a strong personal moral character" describes - Christine Quinn? Does it describe her a great deal, a good amount, somewhat, not so much or not at all?
                     LIKELY DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
A great deal         21%    15%    24%    21%    21%
A good amount        32     31     32     34     28
Somewhat             22     22     22     21     25
Not so much           9     13      7      9     10
Not at all           10     15      7     10     11
DK/NA                 6      4      7      6      5
 
 
35. (If Registered Democrat) How much would you say "has the right experience" describes - Christine Quinn? Does it describe her a great deal, a good amount, somewhat, not so much or not at all?
                     LIKELY DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
A great deal         27%    29%    27%    31%    22%
A good amount        32     30     33     32     29
Somewhat             24     23     25     21     33
Not so much           7      7      7      6     10
Not at all            5      8      4      5      3
DK/NA                 4      4      5      5      2
 
 
36. (If Registered Democrat) How much would you say "understands the problems of people like you" describes - Christine Quinn? Does it describe her a great deal, a good amount, somewhat, not so much or not at all?
                     LIKELY DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
A great deal         19%    18%    19%    17%    17%
A good amount        24     19     27     27     15
Somewhat             27     27     27     29     32
Not so much          12     15     10     11     16
Not at all           14     17     12     11     18
DK/NA                 5      4      5      5      3
 
 
37. (If Registered Democrat) How much would you say "has a strong personal moral character" describes - Anthony Weiner? Does it describe him a great deal, a good amount, somewhat, not so much or not at all?
                     LIKELY DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
A great deal          7%     5%     9%     3%    10%
A good amount        10     12      9      7     14
Somewhat             24     22     25     18     36
Not so much          29     33     27     33     21
Not at all           26     26     26     34     19
DK/NA                 4      2      5      5      -
 
 
38. (If Registered Democrat) How much would you say "has the right experience" describes - Anthony Weiner? Does it describe him a great deal, a good amount, somewhat, not so much or not at all?
                     LIKELY DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
A great deal         28%    20%    32%    22%    31%
A good amount        29     31     27     24     31
Somewhat             22     25     20     25     24
Not so much          12     12     12     17      9
Not at all            8     10      6     10      3
DK/NA                 2      1      3      3      1
 
 
39. (If Registered Democrat) How much would you say "understands the problems of people like you" describes - Anthony Weiner? Does it describe him a great deal, a good amount, somewhat, not so much or not at all?
                     LIKELY DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
A great deal         23%    20%    24%    19%    24%
A good amount        28     29     27     25     29
Somewhat             25     30     22     30     24
Not so much          12      9     13     10     15
Not at all           10      9     10     12      7
DK/NA                 3      2      3      4      1
 
 
40. Thinking about moral values, would you describe yourself as very traditional, somewhat traditional, not so traditional or not traditional at all?
                     REGISTERED VOTERS.....................    LIKELY VOTERS
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp    Dem    Rep
 
Very traditional     29%    28%    29%    28%    28%    29%    26%    44%
Somewhat traditional 46     44     47     46     51     46     42     50
Not so traditional   14     14     15     14     14     12     18      4
Not traditnl at all   8     10      6      7      4     11      9      1
DK/NA                 3      4      2      4      2      2      5      1
 
 
41. As you may know, Anthony Weiner resigned from the U.S. Congress after conceding that he'd sent lewd photos of himself to women he'd met on the internet. Regardless of whether or not you support him, do you think this is or is not a legitimate issue in the mayoral election?
                     REGISTERED VOTERS.....................    LIKELY VOTERS
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp    Dem    Rep
 
Legitimate issue     48%    48%    49%    62%    38%    34%    50%    67%
Not legitimate issue 48     48     48     36     60     57     49     33
DK/NA                 4      4      4      2      2      9      2      -
 
 
42. Regardless of your vote preference, for you, would you say that Weiner's behavior disqualifies him from consideration as a candidate for mayor, it's a factor but not a disqualifying one, or it's not a factor in considering him as a candidate?
                     REGISTERED VOTERS.....................    LIKELY VOTERS
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp    Dem    Rep
 
Disqualifies him     25%    26%    23%    32%    15%    21%    23%    53%
Factor/Not disqualfy 37     35     39     41     39     29     41     22
Is not a factor      34     34     34     25     43     39     33     24
DK/NA                 4      4      5      1      3     10      2      1
 
 
 

Demographic Summary