June 23, 2006 - Giuliani Leads New York Presidential Pack, Quinnipiac University New York State Poll Finds; Bloomberg Tops Pataki As Presidential Pick
Former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani leads Sen. Hillary Clinton when New York State voters rate native - or not so native - sons and daughter as possible Presidents, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg leads Gov. George Pataki on the Presidential guess list, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds.

Giuliani would be a "great" President, 24 percent of New York voters say, while 37 percent say he would be a "good" President; 22 percent say "so-so," and 16 percent say "bad."

Sen. Hillary Clinton gets 16 percent "great," 33 percent "good," 23 percent "so-so" and 26 percent "bad."

Bloomberg gets 9 percent "great," 38 percent "good," 36 percent "so-so" and 11 percent "bad."

Gov. George Pataki gets 4 percent "great," 21 percent "good," 45 percent "so-so" and 30 percent "bad."

"Mayor Mike's Mother might be happy to read that 47 percent of New Yorkers, including 47 percent of Democrats, say Bloomberg would make a great or good President," said Maurice Carroll, Director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

"Those Republican and independent voter numbers are good news for Rudolph Giuliani, and troubling signs for Sen. Clinton. And if there is any good news for Gov. Pataki, we can't find it," Carroll said.

A total of 49 percent of Democrats say Giuliani would be a "great" or "good" President, compared to 74 percent for Clinton.

But 86 percent of Republican voters and 60 percent of independent voters rate Giuliani "great" or "good," compared to 23 percent of Republicans and 37 percent of independent voters rating Clinton "great" or "good."

Among New York City voters, 57 percent say Bloomberg would make a "great" or "good" President, while 29 percent say "so-so" and 12 percent say "bad."

Clinton gets 59 percent "great" or "good" in New York City, with 19 percent "so- so" and 17 percent "bad".

Giuliani gets 50 percent "great" or "good" from New York City voters, with 23 percent "so-so" and 26 percent "bad".

"America's Mayor, Rudolph Giuliani, does not score as well as the current Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, or Sen. Clinton in New York City," Carroll said.

From June 12 - 19, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,204 New York State 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, Florida and nationwide as a public service and for research.

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

(INTRO Q37a-37d ROTATED) Thinking about the next Presidential election, I'm going to name four political leaders in New York and ask you what kind of President you think each one of them would make. Please tell me if you think he or she would make a great President, a good President, a so so President, or a bad President.

37a. What kind of President do you think Governor George Pataki would make? Do you think he would make a great President, a good President, a so so President, or a bad President?

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Great 4% 8% 3% 2% 5% 3% Good 21 30 17 17 22 20 So so 45 43 43 50 45 45 Bad 30 17 36 31 28 32 DK/NA 1 1 1 - 1 1

UpState..... UpState Urban Othr Total NYC Sub

Great 3% 2% 2% 6% 4% Good 11 23 20 18 27 So so 45 48 47 38 50 Bad 41 26 30 36 19 DK/NA - 1 1 3 -



37b. What kind of President do you think United States Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton would make? Do you think she would make a great President, a good President, a so so President, or a bad President?

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Great 16% 7% 28% 9% 13% 18% Good 33 16 46 28 24 41 So so 23 22 18 30 29 18 Bad 26 54 6 31 31 22 DK/NA 2 1 2 3 3 1

UpState..... UpState Urban Othr Total NYC Sub

Great 14% 10% 11% 24% 10% Good 30 31 31 35 34 So so 30 23 25 19 27 Bad 26 34 32 17 29 DK/NA - 2 2 5 -



37c. What kind of President do you think New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg would make? Do you think he would make a great President, a good President, a so so President, or a bad President?

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Great 9% 11% 7% 7% 10% 8% Good 38 39 40 38 38 38 So so 36 35 37 38 33 38 Bad 11 8 13 11 13 10 DK/NA 6 6 3 4 5 6

UpState..... UpState Urban Othr Total NYC Sub

Great 2% 3% 2% 13% 16% Good 35 30 31 44 41 So so 38 45 43 29 33 Bad 15 12 13 12 9 DK/NA 10 11 11 1 2



37d. What kind of President do you think Former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani would make? Do you think he would make a great President, a good President, a so so President, or a bad President?

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Great 24% 43% 15% 25% 24% 24% Good 37 43 34 35 38 37 So so 22 10 30 22 20 23 Bad 16 4 21 18 17 15 DK/NA 1 - - 1 1 1

UpState..... UpState Urban Othr Total NYC Sub

Great 18% 26% 24% 21% 29% Good 44 43 43 29 38 So so 31 21 23 23 16 Bad 5 8 7 26 16 DK/NA 1 2 2 1 -