June 10, 2004 - Bring On The Olympics, But Don't Make Us Pay, New Yorkers Tell Quinnipiac University Poll; Support For Javits Center Stronger Than For Stadium
By a 67 - 25 percent margin, New York City voters support the city's bid to host the 2012 Olympics, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. But voters oppose the Olympic bid 55 - 37 percent if the city uses tax dollars to help pay for the summer games. Support for the Olympic bid is weakest in Manhattan.

Hosting the Republican National Convention this summer helps New York City's bid to win the 2012 Olympics, 51 percent of voters say, as 14 percent say it hurts the city's chances and 36 percent are undecided, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe- ack) University poll finds.

In general, the convention will be good for the city, voters say 43 - 21 percent, as 30 percent say it makes no difference.

"New Yorkers love a party, even the Grand Old Party. So despite the Democratic majority here, 43 percent of voters are ready to welcome the Republican Convention," said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. "And when the world sees how well we host the Republicans, they'll be inclined to give us the 2012 Olympics as well, New Yorkers feel.

"So let the games begin, voters say, as long as we don't have to pay for it."

By a 49 - 35 percent majority, New York City voters support expanding the Javits Convention Center. Manhattan voters support the expansion 47 - 39 percent.

Expanding the Javits Center will cost too much in tax dollars, voters say 55 - 26 percent. At the same time, voters say 59 - 31 percent that expanding the Javits Center will help improve the city's economy.

Voters oppose a new stadium for the Jets football team and the 2012 Olympics 51 - 41 percent. Manhattan voters oppose the stadium 55 - 35 percent, while Queens voters support the stadium 50 - 42 percent.

The new stadium will cost too much in tax dollars, voters say 68 - 22 percent.

Voters also say 57 - 34 percent that the stadium would help improve the city's economy.

"'Javits, yes! Jets, no!' New Yorkers tell Quinnipiac University pollsters," Carroll said.

"Voters say both projects put too big a dent in the public till, but voters see that both projects would bring in business and help the economy. Those aren't necessary contradictory positions; it's more like a balancing act."

From June 1 - 7, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,226 New York City registered voters, with a margin of error of +/- 2.8 percentage points.

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

For additional data -- www.quinnipiac.edu or call (203) 582-5201

TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way George W. Bush is handling his job as President?

                        App   Dis   DK/NA
                        
Jun 10, 2004            24    72     5
Mar 31,2004             29    66     6
Feb 4, 2004             31    64     5
Nov 25, 2003            31    64     5
Sep 10, 2003            30    64     6
May 7, 2003             44    50     6
Mar 28, 2002            64    28     8
Feb 6, 2002             68    23     9




2. Do you approve or disapprove of the way George W. Bush is handling his job as President?

                        Tot   Rep   Dem   Ind   Wht   Blk   Hisp  Men   Wom


Approve 24% 75% 10% 28% 33% 11% 21% 27% 21% Disapprove 72 19 87 67 62 85 74 68 75 DK/NA 5 6 3 5 5 4 5 5 4

Union Brnx Kngs Man Qns StIsl HsHold

Approve 22% 27% 16% 21% 47% 21% Disapprove 76 67 79 73 53 76 DK/NA 2 6 5 6 - 3



18. As you may know the 2004 Republican national convention will be held in New York City. Do you think this will be good for New York City, bad for New York City, or won't it make a difference?

                        Tot   Rep   Dem   Ind   Wht   Blk   Hisp  Men   Wom


Good 43% 62% 40% 43% 44% 45% 43% 48% 40% Bad 21 13 22 22 26 12 19 20 22 No difference 30 23 33 28 26 38 30 29 31 DK/NA 6 3 5 7 4 5 8 4 7

Union Brnx Kngs Man Qns StIsl HsHold

Good 48% 43% 37% 46% 46% 42% Bad 15 19 29 19 20 20 No difference 28 31 30 30 29 32 DK/NA 8 7 4 5 4 6



19. Do you think that New York City hosting the the Republican national convention will help or hurt its chances of being selected as the site for the 2012 Olympics?

                        Tot   Rep   Dem   Ind   Wht   Blk   Hisp  Men   Wom


Help 51% 63% 51% 47% 45% 58% 55% 50% 51% Hurt 14 8 16 13 15 11 17 12 15 DK/NA 36 29 34 40 41 31 28 38 34

Union Brnx Kngs Man Qns StIsl HsHold

Help 54% 51% 40% 55% 59% 51% Hurt 16 14 16 11 8 13 DK/NA 30 35 44 33 33 36



20. How likely do you think it is that there will be a terrorist attack in New York City when the Republican party holds its convention there this summer? Very likely, somewhat likely, not very likely, or not likely at all?

                        Tot   Rep   Dem   Ind   Wht   Blk   Hisp  Men   Wom


Very likely 10% 8% 10% 11% 8% 11% 12% 9% 11% Smwht likely 38 29 39 42 38 38 40 36 40 Not very likely 27 36 28 24 33 24 25 29 26 Not likely at all 17 23 16 16 15 18 19 19 15 DK/NA 7 3 6 8 7 8 4 7 7

Union Brnx Kngs Man Qns StIsl HsHold

Very likely 13% 10% 8% 11% 9% 14% Smwht likely 38 37 38 42 32 40 Not very likely 27 27 32 23 26 22 Not likely at all 19 16 16 16 29 16 DK/NA 4 10 6 8 3 8



21. Do you support or oppose New York City hosting the 2012 summer Olympics?

                        Tot   Rep   Dem   Ind   Wht   Blk   Hisp  Men   Wom


Support 67% 72% 67% 67% 60% 70% 80% 69% 66% Oppose 25 22 26 28 32 18 15 24 26 DK/NA 8 7 8 5 8 11 5 7 8

Union Brnx Kngs Man Qns StIsl HsHold

Support 71% 65% 60% 74% 68% 68% Oppose 23 24 32 21 27 25 DK/NA 5 12 8 5 6 7



22. Would you support or oppose New York City hosting the 2012 summer Olympics, if New York City used tax dollars to help pay the costs?

                        Tot   Rep   Dem   Ind   Wht   Blk   Hisp  Men   Wom


Support 37% 46% 39% 33% 36% 38% 39% 43% 32% Oppose 55 47 55 59 57 52 54 50 60 DK/NA 7 7 6 8 7 10 7 7 8

Union Brnx Kngs Man Qns StIsl HsHold

Support 36% 34% 31% 46% 42% 38% Oppose 55 55 64 49 53 54 DK/NA 9 11 5 5 4 8



23. Do you support or oppose expanding the Javits Convention Center?

                        Tot   Rep   Dem   Ind   Wht   Blk   Hisp  Men   Wom


Support 49% 56% 50% 46% 50% 46% 49% 54% 45% Oppose 35 29 34 39 34 39 35 34 36 DK/NA 16 16 16 15 16 14 16 13 19

Union Brnx Kngs Man Qns StIsl HsHold

Support 53% 48% 47% 49% 48% 51% Oppose 32 34 39 33 36 34 DK/NA 15 18 13 18 15 15



24. Do you agree or disagree? Expanding the Javits Convention Center will cost too much in tax dollars.

                        Tot   Rep   Dem   Ind   Wht   Blk   Hisp  Men   Wom


Agree 55% 46% 56% 58% 46% 62% 66% 49% 59% Disagree 26 33 26 28 32 25 19 33 21 DK/NA 19 21 18 15 22 13 15 18 20

Union Brnx Kngs Man Qns StIsl HsHold

Agree 61% 55% 53% 53% 53% 53% Disagree 22 28 29 23 32 31 DK/NA 17 17 18 24 15 16



25. Do you agree or disagree? Expanding the Javits Convention Center will bring more business to New York City and help improve the city's economy.

                        Tot   Rep   Dem   Ind   Wht   Blk   Hisp  Men   Wom


Agree 59% 65% 59% 56% 59% 57% 60% 62% 56% Disagree 31 27 31 33 30 34 30 28 33 DK/NA 11 7 10 11 11 8 10 10 11

Union Brnx Kngs Man Qns StIsl HsHold

Agree 61% 58% 55% 63% 54% 60% Disagree 30 30 34 27 36 31 DK/NA 9 12 11 10 10 9



26. Do you support or oppose building a new stadium for the New York Jets football team and the 2012 Olympics?

                        Tot   Rep   Dem   Ind   Wht   Blk   Hisp  Men   Wom


Support 41% 59% 39% 35% 40% 44% 43% 46% 36% Oppose 51 33 54 55 50 51 51 48 54 DK/NA 8 8 7 10 9 6 7 6 10

Union Brnx Kngs Man Qns StIsl HsHold

Support 36% 37% 35% 50% 51% 44% Oppose 59 53 55 42 44 49 DK/NA 4 10 10 8 6 7



27. Do you agree or disagree? Building a new stadium for the New York Jets football team and the 2012 Summer Olympics will cost too much in tax dollars.

                        Tot   Rep   Dem   Ind   Wht   Blk   Hisp  Men   Wom


Agree 68% 50% 72% 71% 62% 70% 78% 61% 74% Disagree 22 41 19 20 26 23 15 30 16 DK/NA 10 9 9 9 11 7 7 9 10

Union Brnx Kngs Man Qns StIsl HsHold

Agree 74% 70% 67% 65% 61% 66% Disagree 20 18 22 26 32 26 DK/NA 6 11 11 9 7 8



28. Do you agree or disagree? Building a new stadium for the New York Jets football team and the 2012 Summer Olympics will bring more business to New York City and help improve the city's economy.

                        Tot   Rep   Dem   Ind   Wht   Blk   Hisp  Men   Wom


Agree 57% 74% 55% 56% 55% 57% 62% 63% 53% Disagree 34 22 37 36 36 32 33 31 36 DK/NA 9 4 9 8 9 11 5 6 11

Union Brnx Kngs Man Qns StIsl HsHold

Agree 55% 56% 51% 65% 60% 58% Disagree 39 33 39 26 33 33 DK/NA 6 10 10 8 6 9