August 15, 2001 - Bloomberg Buries Badillo Among GOP Voters, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; 41 Percent Say They Might Change Their Mind
Michael Bloomberg has a huge 67 - 19 percent lead among likely Republican primary voters over Herman Badillo, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

While 56 percent of Republican voters say their mind is made up, 41 percent say they might change their mind before the September 11 primary election.

From August 6 - 12, Quinnipiac University surveyed 302 New York City likely Republican primary voters, with a margin of error of +/- 5.6 percent.

"Herman Badillo has a long history in New York City politics, most of it as a Democrat. He has not spent much money telling Republicans why they should vote for him. Michael Bloomberg, also a former Democrat, has spent millions getting his name in front of voters," said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

"The lesson here is: Money talks, and talks, and talks.

"The primary is four weeks away, and there is no indication that Bloomberg is running out of money. The outlook for Badillo is not good."

By a 59 - 7 percent margin, New York City likely Republican primary voters have a favorable opinion of Bloomberg, with 22 percent mixed and 11 percent saying they don't know enough to form an opinion.

Badillo gets a 33 - 16 percent favorability among Republican voters, with 18 percent mixed and 31 percent saying they haven't heard enough to form an opinion.

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

For additional data -- www.quinnipiac.edu or call (203) 582-5201
2. Is your opinion of Herman Badillo favorable, unfavorable, mixed, or haven't you heard enough about him?

                  Likely Republican
                  Primary Voters


Favorable 33%

Unfavorable 16

Mixed 18

Hvn't hrd enough 31

REFUSED 1

3. Is your opinion of Michael Bloomberg favorable, unfavorable, mixed, or haven't you heard enough about him?

                  Likely Republican
                  Primary Voters


Favorable 59%

Unfavorable 7

Mixed 22

Hvn't hrd enough 11

REFUSED 1

4. If the Republican Primary for New York City Mayor were being held today, and the candidates were Michael Bloomberg and Herman Badillo for whom would you vote?

                  Likely Republican
                  Primary Voters


Bloomberg 67% Badillo 19

SMONE ELSE(VOL) 3 DK/NA 11

6. Is your mind made up, or do you think you might change your mind before the election?

                  Likely Republican
                  Primary Voters


Made up 56%

Might change 41

DK/NA 2