February 28, 2013 - New Yorkers Back Ban On Take-Out Foam More Than 2-1, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Giuliani Ranked Best Mayor, With Koch, Bloomberg Tied

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New York City voters support 69 - 26 percent Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposed ban on plastic foam food and drink containers, with strong support from every borough and in every group except Republicans, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

The ban on large servings of sugary drinks is harder to swallow, especially among black voters who oppose the ban 60 - 38 percent. All New York City voters are opposed 51 - 46 percent, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds. Women are divided on the big drink ban, with 48 percent in favor and 49 percent opposed. Men oppose the ban 54 - 44 percent. White and Hispanic voters also are divided.

New York City voters approve 53 - 40 percent of the job Bloomberg is doing, compared to 56 - 37 percent January 17.

Rudolph Giuliani did the best job of any New York City mayor in the last 50 years, 31 percent of voters say, with 25 percent for Ed Koch and 24 percent for Bloomberg. David Dinkins and John Lindsay get 6 percent each with 1 percent for Abe Beam.

Giuliani is the choice of 73 percent of Republicans, 19 percent of Democrats and 36 percent of independent voters. Bloomberg gets the nod from 4 percent of Republicans, 30 percent of Democrats and 21 percent of independent voters. Koch is the pick of 16 percent of Republicans, 29 percent of Democrats and 23 percent of independent voters.

"Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposed ban on plastic foam take-out containers looks like his most popular public health initiative so far," said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. "Even Staten Islanders, who have not been too receptive to other so-called 'Nanny Government' initiatives, approve of this one because they still live with the remains of the Fresh Kills Landfill."

"Mayor Bloomberg maintains his pretty-good-for-a-third-term job approval. No more of those 70 percent numbers that were routine in his second term. But, as his tenure winds down, we still like him," Carroll said.

"Even with all the nostalgic attention to his funeral and the flawed new movie about him, former Mayor Ed Koch comes in second on the favorite-mayor list. He and Bloomberg split the Democratic vote and are tied behind Giuliani, who dominates among Republicans."

New York City voters approve 66 - 26 percent of the job Police Commissioner Ray Kelly is doing and approve 61 - 31 percent of the job police are doing in general.

Voters disapprove 55 - 39 percent of the police stop-and-frisk tactic and say 44 - 22 percent that they are less likely rather than more likely to vote for a mayoral candidate who supports continuing stop-and-frisk. But voters say 32 - 21 percent that they are more likely rather than less likely to vote for a candidate who supports keeping Kelly as police commissioner.

Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott gets a narrow 41 - 38 percent approval rating. The next mayor should share control of public schools with an independent board, 60 percent of voters say, while 17 percent say the next mayor should keep total control of public schools.

Voters say 41 - 16 percent that they are less likely rather than more likely to vote for a mayoral candidate who supports continuing mayoral control of the schools.

"Pluralities of voters turn thumbs-down on continuing two of Mayor Bloomberg's favorite policies, mayoral control of the schools and the police stop-and-frisk practice, when he moves out of City Hall," Carroll said.

"But, despite the ridicule from some, voters say 36 - 24 percent that they are more likely rather than less likely to vote for the candidate who support's Mayor Mike's public health policies, but they are less likely 29 - 21 percent to vote for a candidate who backs the drink ban."

From February 20 - 25, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,017 New York City voters with a margin of error of +/- 3.1 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 and the nation as a public service and for research.

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

15. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Michael Bloomberg is handling his job as Mayor?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              53%    45%    56%    53%    60%    48%    56%    43%    56%
Disapprove           40     54     37     39     35     45     39     51     36
DK/NA                 6      1      7      8      5      7      6      6      8
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Approve              57%    48%    43%    50%    72%    58%    51%    53%
Disapprove           36     46     49     44     26     38     45     38
DK/NA                 7      5      8      6      2      4      4      8
 
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl
 
Approve              47%    51%    63%    56%    32%
Disapprove           48     40     32     39     66
DK/NA                 5      9      6      5      2
 
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
                     Feb 28  Jan 17  Nov 20  Aug 15  Jun 13  Oct 21  Jul 02
                     2013    2013    2012    2012    2012    2008*   2003
 
Approve              53      56      56      51      50      75      31
Disapprove           40      37      34      40      39      20      60
DK/NA                 6       7      10       9      11       6       8
 
 
16. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Ray Kelly is handling his job as Police Commissioner?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              66%    84%    61%    67%    68%    63%    81%    55%    52%
Disapprove           26     15     29     23     25     27     13     35     36
DK/NA                 9      2      9     10      7     10      6     10     12
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Approve              66%    66%    62%    69%    72%    52%    66%    76%
Disapprove           26     25     29     26     25     39     27     15
DK/NA                 8      9     10      5      4     10      8      9
 
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl
 
Approve              47%    68%    67%    69%    80%
Disapprove           40     23     25     24     16
DK/NA                14      9      8      7      4
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Ray Kelly is handling his job as Police Commissioner?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Feb 28  Jan 17  Nov 21  Aug 16  Jun 14  Jan 17  Jan 16
                     2013    2013    2012    2012    2012    2013    2007
 
Approve              66      75      68      64      61      75      52
Disapprove           26      18      23      26      26      18      34
DK/NA                 9       8       9      10      13       8      14
 
 
17. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Dennis Walcott is handling his job as New York City Schools Chancellor?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              41%    34%    45%    34%    45%    38%    38%    46%    41%
Disapprove           38     43     36     38     33     42     37     39     38
DK/NA                21     23     19     28     22     21     25     15     22
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Approve              39%    43%    40%    40%    45%    42%    39%    44%
Disapprove           39     37     38     41     38     42     43     32
DK/NA                22     20     21     18     17     16     18     24
 
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl
 
Approve              41%    42%    42%    39%    36%
Disapprove           42     36     33     40     50
DK/NA                16     22     25     21     14
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Dennis Walcott is handling his job as New York City Schools Chancellor?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Feb 28  Jan 17  Nov 21  Aug 15  Jun 14  Jan 17  May 11
                     2013    2013    2012    2012    2012    2013    2011
 
Approve              41      45      42      37      37      45      31
Disapprove           38      34      33      31      35      34      21
DK/NA                21      22      25      31      28      22      48
 
 
21. Who do you think did the best job as Mayor; Rudy Giuliani, David Dinkins, Ed Koch, Abe Beame, John Lindsay, or Michael Bloomberg?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Giuliani             31%    73%    19%    36%    29%    32%    35%    21%    37%
Dinkins               6      2      8      3      6      6      3     15      3
Koch                 25     16     29     23     25     26     25     27     26
Beame                 1      2      1      -      1      1      1      2      -
Lindsay               6      1      6      6      6      5      5      8      7
Bloomberg            24      4     30     21     29     19     27     19     18
DK/NA                 7      1      8     11      4     10      5      8      9
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Giuliani             27%    36%    36%    29%    27%    43%    32%    22%
Dinkins               4      8      6      7      5      4      8      6
Koch                 24     27     26     30     22     18     25     31
Beame                 1      1      1      1      -      -      1      2
Lindsay               7      4      6      5      4      1      3     11
Bloomberg            27     19     16     23     37     24     25     22
DK/NA                 9      5      9      5      5     11      6      7
 
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl
 
Giuliani             29%    31%    27%    32%    52%
Dinkins               6      6      7      4      5
Koch                 35     24     22     26     20
Beame                 -      1      -      2      1
Lindsay               6      7      6      5      3
Bloomberg            18     22     33     23     14
DK/NA                 7     10      5      7      6
 
TREND: Who do you think did the best job as Mayor; Rudy Giuliani, David Dinkins, Ed Koch, Abe Beame, John Lindsay, or Michael Bloomberg? (*Which one did the best...)
                     Feb 28  Jul 27
                     2013    2011*
 
Giuliani             31      34
Dinkins               6       7
Koch                 25      20
Beame                 1       1
Lindsay               6       6
Bloomberg            24      26
DK/NA                 7       6
 
 
22. In general, how satisfied are you with the way things are going in New York City today? Are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Very satisfied        9%     6%    10%    10%    14%     6%    15%     4%     5%
Smwht satisfied      48     38     52     44     49     47     47     45     44
Smwht dissatisfied   27     29     24     32     25     28     24     34     28
Very dissatisfied    15     27     12     13     12     17     13     15     19
DK/NA                 1      -      1      1      1      1      -      1      4
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Very satisfied       12%     6%     8%     6%    16%    10%    10%    10%
Smwht satisfied      51     43     40     48     60     49     48     46
Smwht dissatisfied   22     32     33     28     17     24     25     30
Very dissatisfied    13     17     17     17      7     16     15     14
DK/NA                 1      1      2      1      -      1      1      1
 
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl
 
Very satisfied        6%     9%    14%     9%     6%
Smwht satisfied      39     51     52     51     30
Smwht dissatisfied   30     28     25     22     37
Very dissatisfied    23     12      8     17     28
DK/NA                 3      1      -      1      -
 
TREND: In general, how satisfied are you with the way things are going in New York City today; are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied?
                                                             VERY+SMWHT...
                                                             High    Low
                     Feb 28  Jan 17  Nov 21  Aug 15  Mar 13  Feb 11  Jul 02
                     2013    2013    2012    2012    2012    1998    2003
 
Very satisfied        9       9      11       8      10      18       7
Smwht satisfied      48      56      52      49      52      58      23
Smwht dissatisfied   27      24      25      28      25      18      32
Very dissatisfied    15      11      11      15      12       5      38
DK/NA                 1       1       1       1       1       1       1
 
 
23. As you may know, Mayor Bloomberg has a plan to ban large servings of soda and sugary drinks in an effort to help fight obesity in New York City. Bloomberg's proposal would prohibit the sale of soda and other sweetened drinks in containers larger than 16 ounces that are sold in places regulated by the city's health department like restaurants, movie theaters, and food carts. Do you support or oppose Bloomberg's plan?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Support              46%    33%    52%    42%    44%    48%    48%    38%    50%
Oppose               51     65     46     53     54     49     49     60     47
DK/NA                 2      2      2      5      3      2      2      2      3
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Support              48%    44%    44%    41%    56%    50%    44%    44%
Oppose               50     53     53     57     42     47     55     52
DK/NA                 2      3      3      1      2      3      -      3
 
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl
 
Support              38%    49%    57%    42%    31%
Oppose               60     49     39     56     67
DK/NA                 2      2      3      3      2
 
TREND: As you may know, Mayor Bloomberg has a plan to ban large servings of soda and sugary drinks in an effort to help fight obesity in New York City. Bloomberg's proposal would prohibit the sale of soda and other sweetened drinks in containers larger than 16 ounces that are sold in places regulated by the city's health department like restaurants, movie theaters, and food carts. Do you support or oppose Bloomberg's plan?
                     Feb 28  Aug 16  Jun 13
                     2013    2012    2012
 
Support              46      42      46
Oppose               51      54      51
DK/NA                 2       3       4
 
 
24. As you may know, the Bloomberg administration is considering banning plastic-foam food and drink containers to reduce waste that can't be recycled or reused. Do you think plastic-foam food and drink containers should or should not be banned?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Should ban           69%    44%    77%    62%    67%    70%    70%    64%    68%
Should not ban       26     51     18     31     27     25     25     28     26
DK/NA                 5      5      5      7      6      5      6      8      6
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Should ban           73%    63%    64%    69%    81%    64%    71%    70%
Should not ban       21     32     31     26     16     32     25     25
DK/NA                 6      4      5      5      3      4      4      5
 
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl
 
Should ban           61%    68%    78%    68%    57%
Should not ban       33     25     18     27     35
DK/NA                 5      7      4      4      7
 
 
25. Do you approve or disapprove of the way the New York City police are doing their job?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              61%    80%    57%    66%    65%    59%    78%    40%    53%
Disapprove           31     13     36     28     30     33     16     53     35
DK/NA                 7      7      7      6      6      8      6      7     12
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Approve              65%    56%    53%    62%    74%    51%    63%    68%
Disapprove           28     36     38     32     22     44     30     24
DK/NA                 7      8      9      6      5      5      7      8
 
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl
 
Approve              48%    57%    67%    67%    78%
Disapprove           43     36     27     26     18
DK/NA                 9      7      6      7      4
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way the New York City police are doing their job?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Feb 28  Jan 17  Nov 21  Aug 16  Jun 14  Feb 7   Apr 20
                     2013    2013    2012    2012    2012    2002    2000
 
Approve              61      70      62      57      59      76      43
Disapprove           31      23      31      33      32      18      48
DK/NA                 7       7       7      10       9       6       9
 
 
26. As you may know, there is a police practice known as stop and frisk, where police stop and question a person they suspect of wrongdoing and, if necessary, search that person. Do you approve or disapprove of this police practice?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              39%    74%    30%    44%    42%    36%    56%    19%    36%
Disapprove           55     21     64     51     53     57     38     76     60
DK/NA                 6      5      6      6      5      6      6      5      4
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Approve              37%    41%    37%    34%    43%    29%    37%    46%
Disapprove           57     54     57     60     52     70     59     44
DK/NA                 6      5      6      6      5      2      4     10
 
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl
 
Approve              35%    36%    38%    40%    62%
Disapprove           62     58     55     53     36
DK/NA                 3      6      7      6      3
 
TREND: As you may know, there is a police practice known as stop and frisk, where police stop and question a person they suspect of wrongdoing and, if necessary, search that person. Do you approve or disapprove of this police practice?
                     Feb 28  Jan 17  Nov 21  Aug 16  Jun 14  Mar 13
                     2013    2013    2012    2012    2012    2012
 
Approve              39      46      42      45      43      46
Disapprove           55      50      53      50      51      49
DK/NA                 6       4       5       5       6       5
 
 
27. When Michael Bloomberg leaves office, do you think that the next mayor should retain complete control of the public schools, should share control with an independent school board, or should give up all control of the public schools?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Retain control       17%    29%    15%    18%    25%    11%    22%    10%    26%
Share control        60     48     64     57     56     64     56     64     57
Give up control      15     16     14     18     13     17     15     20      7
DK/NA                 7      7      8      6      6      8      7      6     10
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Retain control       17%    18%    16%    15%    23%    13%    21%    17%
Share control        61     60     64     56     63     70     59     56
Give up control      15     16     14     21     11     12     14     19
DK/NA                 7      7      6      8      4      4      5      9
 
                                                       Kids In
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl Pub Sch
 
Retain control       14%    16%    22%    17%    13%    23%
Share control        63     68     54     55     59     55
Give up control      14     11     16     20     23     14
DK/NA                 8      5      8      8      5      8
 
TREND: When Michael Bloomberg leaves office, do you think that the next mayor should retain complete control of the public schools, should share control with an independent school board, or should give up all control of the public schools?
                     Feb 28  Jan 17  May 10  Feb 08  May 11  Jul 16  Jul 26
                     2013    2013    2012    2012    2011    2008    2007
 
Retain control       17      18      17      13      18      29      28
Share control        60      63      60      66      58      55      51
Give up control      15      13      16      15      17       8       9
DK/NA                 7       6       7       7       7       7      11
 
 
35. If a candidate for Mayor supports - continuing Mayor Bloomberg's public health initiatives, would you be more likely to vote for a candidate who held this position, less likely, or wouldn't it make a difference?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
More likely          36%    24%    41%    29%    40%    32%    41%    22%    41%
Less likely          24     41     20     27     23     25     21     32     22
No difference        36     31     35     38     34     37     33     41     35
DK/NA                 4      3      4      6      3      5      4      5      3
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
More likely          40%    30%    26%    33%    53%    40%    33%    34%
Less likely          22     28     33     23     13     24     25     25
No difference        34     39     37     39     32     34     38     35
DK/NA                 5      4      4      5      3      2      4      6
 
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl
 
More likely          28%    33%    52%    30%    23%
Less likely          25     29     20     21     34
No difference        37     35     24     46     41
DK/NA                10      3      4      4      2
 
 
36. If a candidate for Mayor supports - keeping Ray Kelly as Police Commissioner, would you be more likely to vote for a candidate who held this position, less likely, or wouldn't it make a difference?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
More likely          32%    59%    24%    37%    33%    30%    45%    23%    21%
Less likely          21      5     23     22     21     20      9     28     23
No difference        46     36     51     41     45     47     44     48     53
DK/NA                 2      -      2      1      -      2      1      2      3
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
More likely          30%    33%    29%    34%    34%    20%    28%    42%
Less likely          21     21     24     21     17     35     21     13
No difference        48     43     46     43     49     45     51     42
DK/NA                 1      3      1      2      -      1      1      3
 
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl
 
More likely          21%    34%    33%    32%    40%
Less likely          29     21     20     16     16
No difference        48     43     46     50     43
DK/NA                 3      1      1      2      1
 
 
37. If a candidate for Mayor supports - continuing the Police Department's 'Stop and Frisk' Policy, would you be more likely to vote for a candidate who held this position, less likely, or wouldn't it make a difference?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
More likely          22%    48%    14%    28%    26%    18%    31%     9%    20%
Less likely          44     23     52     37     43     45     31     61     42
No difference        31     28     30     34     29     32     36     29     31
DK/NA                 3      1      4      2      2      4      2      1      7
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
More likely          20%    24%    19%    22%    25%    13%    18%    29%
Less likely          48     40     43     49     44     58     48     35
No difference        30     32     34     28     28     28     32     31
DK/NA                 2      4      4      2      3      1      2      5
 
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl
 
More likely          21%    19%    19%    23%    43%
Less likely          46     49     47     40     24
No difference        30     28     30     35     30
DK/NA                 3      4      3      2      3
 
 
38. If a candidate for Mayor supports - a ban on supersized sodas and sugary drinks, would you be more likely to vote for a candidate who held this position, less likely, or wouldn't it make a difference?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
More likely          21%    12%    27%    14%    21%    22%    26%    14%    20%
Less likely          29     45     22     32     32     26     27     30     34
No difference        48     42     48     53     45     51     47     54     43
DK/NA                 2      -      2      -      2      1      1      3      3
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
More likely          23%    19%    19%    16%    29%    25%    17%    23%
Less likely          27     31     32     33     20     28     30     29
No difference        49     47     47     50     51     47     52     46
DK/NA                 1      2      2      1      1      1      1      2
 
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl
 
More likely          16%    21%    31%    18%    12%
Less likely          36     28     23     29     33
No difference        45     50     44     52     53
DK/NA                 3      1      2      2      1
 
 
39. If a candidate for Mayor supports - continuing Mayoral control of the Department of Education, would you be more likely to vote for a candidate who held this position, less likely, or wouldn't it make a difference?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
More likely          16%    21%    15%    17%    21%    12%    20%     7%    22%
Less likely          41     32     41     45     36     46     38     49     35
No difference        39     43     40     34     41     38     38     41     41
DK/NA                 3      4      3      4      3      4      3      3      2
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
More likely          16%    17%    14%    17%    20%    12%    18%    16%
Less likely          44     38     41     46     38     41     42     43
No difference        36     43     43     33     40     45     39     36
DK/NA                 4      2      2      3      3      2      1      5
 
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl
 
More likely          16%    15%    18%    15%    15%
Less likely          42     45     37     38     56
No difference        40     38     40     42     28
DK/NA                 1      3      5      4      1
 
 
41. If a candidate for Mayor supports - the teachers' union policies, would you be more likely to vote for a candidate who held this position, less likely, or wouldn't it make a difference?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
More likely          42%    21%    51%    30%    38%    46%    32%    51%    46%
Less likely          20     42     11     30     22     18     29      7     17
No difference        34     33     34     34     37     31     34     37     33
DK/NA                 4      3      4      5      3      5      4      5      4
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
More likely          40%    45%    45%    44%    36%    45%    47%    35%
Less likely          24     15     13     20     29     17     19     23
No difference        33     35     37     33     32     34     33     36
DK/NA                 3      5      5      2      2      4      1      6
 
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl
 
More likely          47%    40%    41%    42%    42%
Less likely          12     19     26     21     17
No difference        36     36     28     34     37
DK/NA                 5      5      5      3      4
 

Demographic Summary