July 27, 2011 - Kelly Top Of The Heap For New York City Mayor, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Bloomberg Inches Back To A Positive Approval

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Police Commissioner Ray Kelly is A Number 1 in an early look at the 2013 New York City mayoral race, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

Kelly gets 23 percent, including 17 percent among Democrats, when the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll asks New York City voters who they most want to see elected mayor in 2013. Other results are:
  • City Council Speaker Christine Quinn - 18 percent, including 20 percent of Democrats;
  • Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz - 12 percent, with 14 percent of Democrats;
  • City Comptroller John Liu - 10 percent, with 10 percent of Democrats;
  • 2009 Mayoral candidate William Thompson - 8 percent, with 9 percent of Democrats;
  • Public Advocate Bill de Blasio - 6 percent, with 7 percent of Democrats;
  • Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer - 4 percent, with 5 percent of Democrats.
If Kelly does not run, Quinn goes to the head of the class, with 23 percent of voters, including 24 percent of Democrats. Other results are:
  • Markowitz - 15 percent, with 16 percent of Democrats;
  • Liu - 13 percent, with 13 percent of Democrats;
  • Thompson - 10 percent, with 10 percent of Democrats;
  • de Blasio - 8 percent, with 9 percent of Democrats;
  • Stringer - 5 percent, with 6 percent of Democrats.
"Police Commissioner Ray Kelly has never given the faintest hint that he'd like to move from Police Headquarters across the street to City Hall, but New York seems to like the idea of Kelly for mayor," said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

"New York hasn't had an Irish mayor since Robert Wagner, whose mother was Irish, but Kelly and Quinn sounds like a meeting of the Ancient Order of Hibernians."

New York City voters say 54 - 26 percent the next mayor should be someone with government rather than business experience. Republicans are divided with 43 percent looking for business experience while 42 percent prefer government experience.

"We've tried the businessman-as-mayor for three terms. Next time, New Yorkers say, let's pick a politician," Carroll added.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg gets a 45 - 43 percent job approval, up from a negative 40 - 49 percent job approval in a May 11 Quinnipiac University poll. New York City voters like Mayor Bloomberg as a person 64 - 20 percent, and like his policies 49 - 45 percent.

Voters say 63 - 26 percent that Bloomberg's 10 years as mayor have been mainly a success. The mayor's third term performance, however, is not as good as the first two, 45 percent say, while 8 percent say it's better and 44 percent say it's about the same.

Voters say 49 - 43 percent that Bloomberg has kept his focus in his third term.

"A lot of New Yorkers think Mayor Michael Bloomberg's third term isn't as good as his first two," Carroll said. "But they've grown to like Mike as a person, a real switch from how they felt when they first elected the zillionaire. And they think 2-1 Bloomberg's been a success."

Rating mayors since 1966, 34 percent say Rudolph Giuliani is the best, followed by:
  • 26 percent for Bloomberg;
  • 20 percent for Ed Koch;
  • 7 percent for David Dinkins;
  • 6 percent John Lindsay;
  • 1 percent for Abraham Beame.
Rating the worst mayor, 28 percent of voters say Dinkins, followed by:
  • 20 percent for Giuliani;
  • 16 percent for Bloomberg;
  • 7 percent for Beame;
  • 6 percent for Lindsay;
  • 5 percent for Koch.
"He was the best of mayors and almost the worst of mayors, New Yorkers say about the always controversial Rudy Giuliani," Carroll said.

From July 19 - 25, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,234 registered voters with a margin of error of +/- 2.8 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 data or RSS feed- http://www.quinnipiac.edu/polling.xml, call (203) 582-5201, or follow us on Twitter.

1. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Michael Bloomberg is handling his job as Mayor?
                                                                      Union
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Wht    Blk    Hisp   HsHld
 
Approve              45%    42%    48%    47%    49%    40%    41%    38%
Disapprove           43     47     40     43     43     48     41     52
DK/NA                12     11     13      9      9     12     18     11
 
                     HvKids
                     PubSch Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  Men    Wom
 
Approve              51%    36%    39%    61%    47%    36%    49%    43%
Disapprove           39     52     47     30     38     60     42     43
DK/NA                 9     12     14      9     15      4      9     15
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Michael Bloomberg is handling his job as Mayor? (*High also 75% Oct 2008, Mar 2008, Jan 2007 & Nov 2005)
                                                     APPROVE.......  DIS..
                                                     High    Low     High
                     Jul 27  May 11  Mar 16  Nov 23  Oct 21  Jul 02  Jul 02
                     2011    2011    2011    2010    2008*   2003    2003
 
Approve              45      40      39      55      75      31      31
Disapprove           43      49      51      35      20      60      60
DK/NA                12      10      10      11       6       8       8
 
 
2. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Ray Kelly is handling his job as Police Commissioner?
                                                                      Union
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Wht    Blk    Hisp   HsHld
 
Approve              67%    84%    67%    64%    80%    60%    66%    68%
Disapprove           17     12     17     19      9     26     20     18
DK/NA                16      4     16     17     11     14     14     14
 
                     HvKids
                     PubSch Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  Men    Wom
 
Approve              70%    59%    70%    66%    67%    80%    68%    66%
Disapprove           21     21     18     18     14     12     19     16
DK/NA                 9     20     13     16     18      8     13     18
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Ray Kelly is handling his job as Police Commissioner?
                                                     APPROVE.......  DIS..
                                                     High    Low     High
                     Jul 27  May 12  Mar 16  Nov 23  May 12  Jan 16  Jan 16
                     2011    2011    2011    2010    2011    2007    2007
 
Approve              67      71      67      67      71      52      52
Disapprove           17      17      20      19      17      34      34
DK/NA                16      13      13      14      13      14      14
 
 
3. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Dennis Walcott is handling his job as New York City Schools Chancellor?
                                                                      Union
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Wht    Blk    Hisp   HsHld
 
Approve              37%    37%    42%    30%    35%    42%    41%    41%
Disapprove           24     19     23     26     20     27     27     26
DK/NA                39     43     35     44     45     32     32     33
 
                     HvKids
                     PubSch Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  Men    Wom
 
Approve              44%    35%    36%    39%    40%    30%    37%    37%
Disapprove           25     25     25     23     22     31     26     22
DK/NA                32     40     39     38     39     39     37     40
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Dennis Walcott is handling his job as New York City Schools Chancellor?
                     Jul 27  May 11
                     2011    2011
 
Approve              37      31
Disapprove           24      21
DK/NA                39      48
 
 
4. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bill de Blasio is handling his job as Public Advocate?
                                                                      Union
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Wht    Blk    Hisp   HsHld
 
Approve              41%    40%    47%    29%    43%    45%    37%    48%
Disapprove           16     18     12     24     14     14     16     14
DK/NA                44     43     41     47     42     41     47     38
 
                     HvKids
                     PubSch Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  Men    Wom
 
Approve              39%    38%    45%    38%    39%    47%    40%    41%
Disapprove           17     21     15     12     15     28     19     14
DK/NA                43     41     40     51     47     25     41     46
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bill de Blasio is handling his job as Public Advocate?
                     Jul 27  May 11  Mar 16  Nov 23  Jun 30  May 21  Feb 17
                     2011    2011    2011    2010    2010    2010    2010
 
Approve              41      40      44      36      35      34      37
Disapprove           16      18      16      16      17      16      13
DK/NA                44      42      40      48      48      50      50
 
 
5. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Christine Quinn is handling her job as City Council Speaker?
                                                                      Union
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Wht    Blk    Hisp   HsHld
 
Approve              54%    46%    61%    45%    55%    61%    51%    55%
Disapprove           22     35     17     28     26     19     20     27
DK/NA                23     19     21     27     19     20     29     19
 
                     HvKids
                     PubSch Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  Men    Wom
 
Approve              61%    56%    50%    59%    55%    52%    52%    56%
Disapprove           19     21     26     15     24     33     26     20
DK/NA                20     23     25     26     21     14     22     24
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Christine Quinn is handling her job as City Council Speaker?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Jul 27  May 11  Mar 16  Nov 23  Jun 30  Mar 16  Nov 25
                     2011    2011    2011    2010    2010    2011    2008
 
Approve              54      52      55      50      45      55      40
Disapprove           22      24      25      24      27      25      29
DK/NA                23      24      20      26      28      20      31
 
 
6. Do you approve or disapprove of the way John Liu is handling his job as City Comptroller?
                                                                      Union
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Wht    Blk    Hisp   HsHld
 
Approve              51%    47%    56%    42%    47%    62%    51%    61%
Disapprove           18     29     13     25     19     17     18     14
DK/NA                31     24     31     33     34     21     31     25
 
                     HvKids
                     PubSch Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  Men    Wom
 
Approve              51%    56%    55%    44%    52%    46%    52%    51%
Disapprove           21     17     15     20     17     30     22     14
DK/NA                28     27     30     36     31     23     26     35
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way John Liu is handling his job as City Comptroller?
                     Jul 27  May 11  Mar 16  Nov 23  Jun 30  May 21  Feb 17
                     2011    2011    2011    2010    2010    2010    2010
 
Approve              51      57      54      48      47      49      44
Disapprove           18      14      16      16      17      13      11
DK/NA                31      30      30      37      36      38      45
 
 
7. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President?
                                                                      Union
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Wht    Blk    Hisp   HsHld
 
Approve              67%    28%    83%    53%    51%    88%    76%    73%
Disapprove           27     71     12     42     44      8     20     25
DK/NA                 5      1      5      5      5      4      4      1
 
                     HvKids
                     PubSch Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  Men    Wom
 
Approve              74%    77%    66%    73%    65%    38%    64%    70%
Disapprove           22     17     29     23     29     60     33     23
DK/NA                 4      6      6      5      6      2      3      7
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Jul 27  May 11  Mar 16  Nov 23  Feb 17  Jun 16  Nov 23
                     2011    2011    2011    2010    2010    2009    2010
 
Approve              67      73      70      66      72      79      66
Disapprove           27      23      26      30      25      16      30
DK/NA                 5       3       4       4       3       6       4
 
 
8. 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?
                                                                      Union
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Wht    Blk    Hisp   HsHld
 
Very satisfied        8%     5%    10%     3%     7%     8%     7%     4%
Smwht satisfied      45     41     49     42     46     49     43     42
Smwht dissatisfied   29     27     28     33     30     30     30     35
Very dissatisfied    17     27     12     21     16     13     20     19
DK/NA                 1      -      1      -      1      -      -      -
 
                     HvKids
                     PubSch Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  Men    Wom
 
Very satisfied        8%     5%     6%    10%    11%     4%     8%     8%
Smwht satisfied      47     47     48     48     42     31     47     44
Smwht dissatisfied   31     26     28     29     31     38     28     30
Very dissatisfied    15     22     16     11     16     27     16     17
DK/NA                 -      -      1      1      -      -      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
                     Jul 27  May 11  Mar 16  Nov 23  Jun 30  Feb 11  Jul 02
                     2011    2011    2011    2010    2010    1998    2003
 
Very satisfied        8       6       5       6       6      18       7
Smwht satisfied      45      44      41      44      43      58      23
Smwht dissatisfied   29      28      33      31      30      18      32
Very dissatisfied    17      20      20      19      20       5      38
DK/NA                 1       1       2       1       1       1       1
 
 
9. (Intro to q9-q14) Now I'm going to name recent New York City's Mayors. Please rate the job each one did as Mayor as excellent, good, not so good, or poor. RG Rudy Giuliani
DD David Dinkins
EK Ed Koch
AB Abe Beame
JL John Lindsay
MB Michael Bloomberg
                     SUMMARY RESULTS FOR EACH MAYOR..
                     RG    DD    EK    AB    JL    MB
 
Excellent            24%    7%   17%    2%    7%   13%
Good                 38    35    49    27    27    45
Not so good          20    25    12    17    13    27
Poor                 15    19     6     6     8    14
DK/NA                 2    14    16    48    45     1
 
 
9. Please rate the job Rudy Giuliani did as Mayor as excellent, good, not so good, or poor.
                                                                      Union
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Wht    Blk    Hisp   HsHld
 
Excellent            24%    58%    18%    25%    33%     6%    27%    21%
Good                 38     26     38     42     38     36     46     35
Not so good          20     10     24     16     15     32     13     28
Poor                 15      3     17     15     12     24     11     15
DK/NA                 2      2      2      2      2      2      3      1
 
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Excellent            28%    23%    24%    21%
Good                 44     38     36     33
Not so good          16     20     21     23
Poor                  9     18     18     18
DK/NA                 3      1      1      4
 
 
10. Please rate the job David Dinkins did as Mayor as excellent, good, not so good, or poor.
                                                                      Union
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Wht    Blk    Hisp   HsHld
 
Excellent             7%     -     11%     3%     1%    15%    10%    11%
Good                 35     19     42     30     21     54     45     42
Not so good          25     28     24     25     30     21     19     23
Poor                 19     38     10     31     33      4     10     15
DK/NA                14     15     14     10     14      6     16      8
 
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Excellent             6%     8%     5%    10%
Good                 38     35     36     31
Not so good          13     26     31     32
Poor                 10     20     24     21
DK/NA                32     10      4      6
 
 
11. Please rate the job Ed Koch did as Mayor as excellent, good, not so good, or poor.
                                                                      Union
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Wht    Blk    Hisp   HsHld
 
Excellent            17%    17%    19%    16%    20%    14%    20%    21%
Good                 49     48     48     51     51     50     48     48
Not so good          12     14     13     11     12     15     10     13
Poor                  6      5      6      5      4      8      5      6
DK/NA                16     16     14     17     14     13     17     11
 
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Excellent             8%    20%    21%    23%
Good                 38     48     58     53
Not so good          10     13     12     16
Poor                  7      6      5      3
DK/NA                37     13      5      4
 
 
12. Please rate the job Abe Beame did as Mayor as excellent, good, not so good, or poor.
                                                                      Union
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Wht    Blk    Hisp   HsHld
 
Excellent             2%     5%     2%     1%     2%     2%     3%     2%
Good                 27     24     31     21     25     35     26     32
Not so good          17     16     16     19     20     17     11     17
Poor                  6     12      5      5      9      3      4      5
DK/NA                48     43     46     54     44     43     57     45
 
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Excellent             1%     1%     2%     4%
Good                 15     17     37     39
Not so good          14      8     22     24
Poor                  2      7     10      7
DK/NA                68     67     29     26
 
 
13. Please rate the job John Lindsay did as Mayor as excellent, good, not so good, or poor.
                                                                      Union
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Wht    Blk    Hisp   HsHld
 
Excellent             7%     5%     7%     6%     5%     9%     8%     8%
Good                 27     31     31     20     28     33     28     31
Not so good          13     13     13     14     15      8     12      9
Poor                  8     11      5     12     12      6      3      5
DK/NA                45     40     45     48     41     44     49     46
 
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Excellent             1%     3%     8%    13%
Good                 23     15     35     40
Not so good          13      9     11     20
Poor                  3      6     12     10
DK/NA                60     68     34     18
 
 
14. Please rate the job Michael Bloomberg did as Mayor as excellent, good, not so good, or poor.
                                                                      Union
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Wht    Blk    Hisp   HsHld
 
Excellent            13%    17%    14%    11%    16%    10%    10%    10%
Good                 45     41     48     43     47     43     48     40
Not so good          27     24     27     25     24     30     29     33
Poor                 14     17     11     19     13     16     12     15
DK/NA                 1      1      1      2      1      1      1      1
 
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Excellent            11%    17%     9%    16%
Good                 48     46     43     44
Not so good          25     25     32     26
Poor                 14     12     15     12
DK/NA                 1      -      1      1
 
 
15. Which one do you think did the best job as Mayor? Rudy Giuliani, David Dinkins, Koch, Abe Beame, John Lindsay, Michael Bloomberg.
                                                                      Union
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Wht    Blk    Hisp   HsHld
 
Giuliani             34%    68%    26%    37%    42%    16%    41%    30%
Dinkins               7      1      9      5      2     17      6      7
Koch                 20      9     22     19     18     24     16     23
Beame                 1      1      -      1      1      -      1      1
Lindsay               6      1      7      5      4     11      6      9
Bloomberg            26     13     30     27     28     27     25     24
DK/NA                 6      6      6      5      5      4      5      5
 
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Giuliani             49%    31%    31%    23%
Dinkins               5     11      5      7
Koch                 10     23     24     22
Beame                 -      1      1      2
Lindsay               1      2     10     13
Bloomberg            28     28     23     28
DK/NA                 7      4      5      6
 
 
16. And which one do you think did the worst job as Mayor? Rudy Giuliani, David Dinkins, Ed Koch, Abe Beame, John Lindsay, Michael Bloomberg.
                                                                      Union
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Wht    Blk    Hisp   HsHld
 
Giuliani             20%     3%    25%    19%    14%    37%    14%    26%
Dinkins              28     49     19     39     44     10     20     20
Koch                  5      3      6      2      1      9      8      2
Beame                 7      4      9      5      8      7      7     11
Lindsay               6      9      7      6      9      5      3      6
Bloomberg            16     14     17     16     11     17     27     22
DK/NA                17     18     18     13     12     15     21     12
 
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Giuliani             16%    23%    22%    22%
Dinkins              18     33     33     31
Koch                  7      5      2      4
Beame                 5      4     12      9
Lindsay               5      3     10      7
Bloomberg            23     17     14     11
DK/NA                25     15      8     16
 
 
17. Now I'm going to name eight people who might run for mayor in 2013. After I read all eight names, please tell me which one you would most like to see elected mayor in 2013. Here are the choices: Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, City Comptroller John Liu, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, former City Comptroller William Thompson, Publisher Tom Allon or Public Advocate Bill de Blasio.
                                                                      Union
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Wht    Blk    Hisp   HsHld
 
Kelly                23%    48%    17%    27%    31%    16%    19%    18%
Markowitz            12      7     14      8     10     17     11     14
Stringer              4      4      5      2      5      3      4      4
Liu                  10      4     10      9      8     11      9     14
Quinn                18      9     20     21     20     15     18     17
Thompson              8      6      9      6      5     16      5     13
Allon                 1      1      1      2      -      2      1      1
de Blasio             6      6      7      5      7      6      8      9
SOMEONE ELSE(VOL)     2      3      1      4      2      2      1      1
DK/NA                16     12     16     15     11     11     24     10
 
                     HvKids
                     PubSch Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  Men    Wom
 
Kelly                18%    18%    22%    21%    26%    37%    26%    21%
Markowitz            14      8     22      4      9     12      9     14
Stringer              4      1      2      9      4      2      4      4
Liu                   9     10      8      8     12     11     10      9
Quinn                18     17     16     25     16     13     19     18
Thompson              8     10      7      6     10      5      8      8
Allon                 2      1      -      3      2      -      2      1
de Blasio             5     11      8      5      3      7      7      6
SOMEONE ELSE(VOL)     2      1      1      3      2      4      3      2
DK/NA                20     22     14     17     15      8     14     17
 
 
17a. (if voting for Kelly q17) Who is your second choice? (q17 Recalculated without Kelly using second choice question)
                     Q17 WITHOUT KELLY.....................................
                                                                      Union
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Wht    Blk    Hisp   HsHld
 
Markowitz            15%    17%    16%    12%    16%    19%    13%    17%
Stringer              5      7      6      2      6      4      4      4
Liu                  13     10     13     13     12     14     10     18
Quinn                23     14     24     26     27     19     21     20
Thompson             10     10     10      9      7     18      7     16
Allon                 2      2      1      3      1      2      1      1
de Blasio             8      9      9      7     10      7     10     11
SOMEONE ELSE(VOL)     3      6      1      5      3      2      2      2
DK/NA                22     26     20     23     19     14     33     13
 
                     Q17 WITHOUT KELLY...................................
                     HvKids
                     PubSch Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  Men    Wom
 
Markowitz            18%     8%    28%     4%    14%    17%    12%    18%
Stringer              6      2      3     10      5      2      5      5
Liu                  12     11     11     11     18     15     14     12
Quinn                22     21     20     32     20     15     22     23
Thompson              9     13      8      7     12     11     11      9
Allon                 2      1      -      4      2      1      3      1
de Blasio             6     15      8      7      4     13      9      8
SOMEONE ELSE(VOL)     2      1      2      4      3      9      4      2
DK/NA                24     27     21     21     22     17     21     22
 
 
18. Should the next mayor be someone with - mostly business experience or mostly government experience?
                                                                      Union
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Wht    Blk    Hisp   HsHld
 
Business             26%    43%    20%    36%    30%    22%    24%    23%
Government           54     42     61     44     52     59     59     58
OTHER(VOL)           15     12     15     15     13     15     13     16
DK/NA                 5      3      4      5      6      4      4      3
 
                     HvKids
                     PubSch Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  Men    Wom
 
Business             23%    21%    26%    29%    27%    34%    28%    25%
Government           53     61     50     53     58     42     53     54
OTHER(VOL)           20     14     17     13     13     21     14     15
DK/NA                 4      4      8      4      3      4      4      6
 
 
19. Regardless of how you feel about Michael Bloomberg's policies, would you say you like or don't like Michael Bloomberg as a person?
                                                                      Union
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Wht    Blk    Hisp   HsHld
 
Like                 64%    62%    68%    59%    63%    63%    69%    54%
Don't Like           20     27     18     24     23     21     19     29
DK/NA                16     11     14     17     14     16     11     18
 
                     HvKids
                     PubSch Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  Men    Wom
 
Like                 65%    62%    63%    64%    68%    58%    67%    62%
Don't Like           19     22     23     16     19     27     19     22
DK/NA                16     16     14     20     13     16     14     17
 
 
20. And regardless of how you feel about Michael Bloomberg as a person, would you say you like or don't like most of Michael Bloomberg's policies?
                                                                      Union
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Wht    Blk    Hisp   HsHld
 
Like                 49%    46%    52%    48%    54%    41%    47%    44%
Don't Like           45     45     43     47     40     54     47     52
DK/NA                 6      9      5      6      6      5      6      4
 
                     HvKids
                     PubSch Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  Men    Wom
 
Like                 50%    47%    39%    60%    54%    38%    53%    46%
Don't Like           44     50     52     34     42     60     42     48
DK/NA                 5      3     10      6      4      2      5      7
 
 
21. Would you call Michael Bloomberg's nearly ten years as Mayor mainly a success or mainly a failure?
                                                                      Union
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Wht    Blk    Hisp   HsHld
 
Success              63%    65%    66%    61%    68%    64%    60%    58%
Failure              26     27     22     32     24     26     26     31
DK/NA                10      8     11      7      7     10     14     11
 
                     HvKids
                     PubSch Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  Men    Wom
 
Success              64%    67%    56%    68%    69%    52%    66%    61%
Failure              25     27     31     22     23     36     27     26
DK/NA                11      6     13     10      8     11      7     13
 
 
22. Do you think Mayor Bloomberg is doing a better job in his third term than he did in his first two terms, a worse job, or about the same job as he did in his first two terms?
                                                                      Union
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Wht    Blk    Hisp   HsHld
 
Better job            8%     6%     8%     8%     5%     6%    14%     4%
Worse job            45     54     43     48     48     42     43     53
About the same       44     38     47     41     44     51     42     41
DK/NA                 3      2      2      4      3      1      2      2
 
                     HvKids
                     PubSch Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  Men    Wom
 
Better job            9%     7%     9%     8%     7%     6%     9%     7%
Worse job            39     45     46     43     43     57     49     42
About the same       51     43     43     45     47     36     39     49
DK/NA                 1      5      2      4      2      -      3      2
 
TREND: Do you think Mayor Bloomberg is doing a better job in his third term than he did in his first two terms, a worse job, or about the same job as he did in his first two terms?
                     Jul 27  May 11
                     2011    2011
 
Better job            8       3
Worse job            45      47
About the same       44      48
DK/NA                 3       2
 
 
23. Do you think the news media has been tougher on Mayor Bloomberg in his third term than in his first two terms, easier on Mayor Bloomberg, or has the news media been treating Mayor Bloomberg about the same way in his third term as they did in his first two terms?
                                                                      Union
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Wht    Blk    Hisp   HsHld
 
Tougher              29%    34%    29%    24%    31%    23%    33%    30%
Easier                9      6      8     10      7      9      9      7
About the same       54     51     56     55     57     62     48     56
DK/NA                 8      9      7     10      5      5     10      7
 
                     HvKids
                     PubSch Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  Men    Wom
 
Tougher              32%    24%    27%    35%    25%    34%    28%    29%
Easier                8      7     10     10      9     10     11      7
About the same       54     60     54     47     58     54     53     55
DK/NA                 6      9      9      8      8      2      8      8
 
 
24. Do you think Mayor Bloomberg has lost his focus or kept his focus during his third term?
                                                                      Union
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Wht    Blk    Hisp   HsHld
 
Lost focus           43%    51%    42%    44%    40%    49%    40%    47%
Kept focus           49     44     51     48     53     47     52     48
DK/NA                 8      5      7      8      7      5      8      6
 
                     HvKids
                     PubSch Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  Men    Wom
 
Lost focus           42%    44%    44%    35%    49%    49%    43%    44%
Kept focus           51     45     48     56     45     48     50     48
DK/NA                 8     11      8      9      5      3      8      8
 
TREND: Do you think Mayor Bloomberg has lost his focus or kept his focus during his third term?
                     Jul 27  May 11
                     2011    2011
 
Lost focus           43      50
Kept focus           49      42
DK/NA                 8       8
 
 
28. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Michael Bloomberg is handling the public schools?
                                                                      Union
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Wht    Blk    Hisp   HsHld
 
Approve              32%    42%    30%    34%    36%    27%    32%    27%
Disapprove           58     48     60     57     51     68     62     66
DK/NA                10     10     10      9     13      5      6      6
 
                     HvKids
                     PubSch Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  Men    Wom
 
Approve              29%    26%    32%    35%    36%    25%    38%    28%
Disapprove           69     64     59     53     55     69     53     62
DK/NA                 2     10      9     12      9      6      9     10
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Michael Bloomberg is handling the public schools? (*Low Approve also 25% Mar 2011) (**High Disapprove also 64% Mar 2011)
                                                     APPROVE.......  DIS..
                                                     High    Low     High
                     Jul 27  May 11  Mar 18  Nov 23  Jul 29  May 11  May 11
                     2011    2011    2011    2010    2009    2011*   2011**
 
Approve              32      25      25      41      57      25      25
Disapprove           58      64      64      48      30      64      64
DK/NA                10      11      11      11      13      11      11
 
 
29. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Michael Bloomberg is handling the city budget?
                                                                      Union
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Wht    Blk    Hisp   HsHld
 
Approve              42%    41%    42%    45%    54%    36%    30%    36%
Disapprove           49     53     49     45     37     58     65     55
DK/NA                 9      6      9     10      9      5      5      9
 
                     HvKids
                     PubSch Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  Men    Wom
 
Approve              38%    34%    38%    49%    47%    39%    49%    36%
Disapprove           55     59     53     40     43     53     44     53
DK/NA                 7      7      9     11     10      9      7     11
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Michael Bloomberg is handling the city budget? (*High also 55% Jan 2009)
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Jul 27  May 11  Mar 18  Jun 30  May 21  Feb 17  May 07
                     2011    2011    2011    2010    2010    2010*   2003
 
Approve              42      36      37      45      47      55      28
Disapprove           49      52      53      47      44      35      63
DK/NA                 9      12      10       9       9      10       9