May 10, 2012 - Dems Top Kelly Big Time In New York City Mayoral Race, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Voters Like Kelly As Top Cop, Not As Mayor

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While Police Commissioner Ray Kelly has the highest approval rating of any New York City official, he trails each of three leading Democratic candidates by double digits in an early look at the 2013 race for mayor, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

Running Kelly as a Republican against likely Democratic contenders, the independent Quinnipiac University poll finds:
  • City Council Speaker Christine Quinn tops Kelly 48 - 33 percent;
  • Former City Comptroller and 2009 Democratic candidate William Thompson leads Kelly 46 - 34 percent;
  • Public Advocate Bill de Blasio beats Kelly 46 - 34 percent.
In these matchups, Kelly gets 82 to 84 percent of Republicans, but trails with Democrats by margins of 51 to 55 points. Independent voters back Kelly by margins of 10 to 17 points.

Speaker Quinn leads in a Democratic primary with 26 percent, followed by:
  • Thompson with 13 percent;
  • de Blasio with 10 percent;
  • City Comptroller John Liu with 7 percent;
  • Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer with 4 percent. Another 34 percent of Democrats remain undecided.
"Ray Kelly is a great police commissioner, and he'd be a good mayor, New Yorkers think - but it's still a Democratic town. All three of the Democrats' top potential candidates beat the popular top cop," said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. "Voters are taking seriously all that Kelly-for-mayor noise among Republican leaders. More than half think he might run.

"Among Democrats, Council Speaker Christine Quinn is the favorite. Former Comptroller William Thompson and Public Advocate Bill de Blasio are in double digits, but she's comfortably ahead. The leader in this early look remains 'don't know.'"

New York City voters approve 49 - 42 percent of the job Mayor Michael Bloomberg is doing, compared to 54 - 35 percent in a March 13 Quinnipiac University poll. Bloomberg has lost his focus in his third term, voters say 52 - 41 percent.

Voters disapprove 60 - 29 percent of the way Bloomberg is handling the public schools and say 60 - 17 percent that the next mayor should share control of the schools with an independent board. The mayor's policy of closing and replacing low performing schools is an attack on the teachers' union rather than good policy, voters say 44 - 38 percent.

New York City voters have a 51 - 20 percent favorable opinion of public school teachers and say 44 - 40 percent that the teachers' union is helping rather than hurting the effort to improve education.

Voters approve 57 - 35 percent, including 64 - 30 percent among voters with children in public schools, making public the results of teacher evaluations. But voters say 51 - 19 percent that the results are flawed.

"Are New Yorkers getting a bit bored with their three-term mayor? Mayor Bloomberg's job approval numbers drop and there doesn't seem to be any specific reason for it," Carroll said.

"New Yorkers remain unhappy with the public schools and say 2-1 they don't think Mayor Mike is doing a very good job on education. Should the next mayor emulate Bloomberg in having control of the schools? Voters don't think so. They prefer some sort of shared control."

"It may not seem consistent: voters mistrust the validity of teacher evaluations but still want the results made public."

Voters approve 66 - 23 percent of the job Kelly is doing as police commissioner, continuing his string of +60 grades, and say 50 - 34 percent he would make a good mayor.

Approval ratings for other city-wide officials are:
  • 57 - 23 percent for Quinn;
  • 41 - 32 percent for Liu;
  • 48 - 13 percent for de Blasio;
  • 39 - 34 percent for Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott.
From May 3 - 8, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,066 New York City registered voters with a margin of error of +/- 3 percentage points. Live interviewers call land lines and cell phones. The survey includes 658 Democrats with a margin of error of +/- 3.8 percent.

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. (If Registered Democrat) If the 2013 Democratic primary for Mayor were being held today, and the candidates were: Scott Stringer, John Liu, Christine Quinn, William Thompson, Tom Allon and Bill de Blasio, for whom would you vote?
                     REGISTERED DEMOCRATS...........
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Stringer              4%     5%     4%     8%     2%
Liu                   7      6      7      4     10
Quinn                26     25     26     32     19
Thompson             13     14     12      7     24
Allon                 2      4      -      1      6
de Blasio            10     11      9     10      6
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      3      2      2      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      3      2      3      2
DK/NA                34     28     39     33     30
 
 
2. If the 2013 election for Mayor were being held today and the candidates were Ray Kelly the Republican and - Christine Quinn the Democrat, for whom would you vote?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Kelly                33%    84%    14%    42%    37%    28%    43%    20%    26%
Quinn                48      4     69     32     45     51     40     62     53
SMONE ELSE (VOL)      3      1      2      5      3      3      1      5      2
WLDN'T VOTE (VOL)     2      -      2      3      2      2      2      3      2
DK/NA                14     10     12     17     12     15     15     10     17
 
                                                        AGE IN YEARS............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Kelly                30%    33%    22%    39%    53%    35%    34%    30%    33%
Quinn                50     49     59     42     21     47     48     54     46
SMONE ELSE (VOL)      1      1      5      4      3      2      2      3      3
WLDN'T VOTE (VOL)     3      3      2      3      1      1      3      2      2
DK/NA                16     14     12     13     22     15     13     10     16
 
 
3. If the 2013 election for Mayor were being held today and the candidates were Ray Kelly the Republican and - William Thompson the Democrat, for whom would you vote?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Kelly                34%    84%    17%    43%    38%    29%    45%    16%    23%
Thompson             46      3     68     30     44     49     35     68     57
SMONE ELSE (VOL)      2      3      -      4      2      2      1      2      1
WLDN'T VOTE (VOL)     2      -      2      3      3      2      2      3      1
DK/NA                16     10     12     21     13     19     17     12     18
 
                                                        AGE IN YEARS............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Kelly                32%    33%    27%    38%    52%    42%    31%    29%    35%
Thompson             52     48     49     45     22     37     50     57     43
SMONE ELSE (VOL)      -      1      5      1      3      1      3      1      1
WLDN'T VOTE (VOL)     1      3      4      1      2      2      1      3      2
DK/NA                15     15     15     15     22     18     14     11     18
 
 
4. If the 2013 election for Mayor were being held today and the candidates were Ray Kelly the Republican and - Bill de Blasio Democrat, for whom would you vote?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Kelly                34%    82%    16%    45%    39%    30%    44%    19%    27%
de Blasio            46      6     69     28     42     50     36     63     55
SMONE ELSE (VOL)      1      -      1      3      1      2      -      2      1
WLDN'T VOTE (VOL)     2      -      1      3      3      1      2      4      -
DK/NA                16     12     12     21     15     17     17     12     17
 
                                                        AGE IN YEARS............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Kelly                32%    33%    30%    37%    50%    40%    36%    26%    34%
de Blasio            49     49     50     44     24     39     47     57     45
SMONE ELSE (VOL)      1      1      4      -      -      1      2      1      1
WLDN'T VOTE (VOL)     1      3      3      1      4      2      1      4      1
DK/NA                17     15     13     18     21     18     13     12     19
 
 
5. 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              49%    56%    46%    50%    56%    42%    54%    36%    51%
Disapprove           42     37     44     42     35     47     37     52     38
DK/NA                10      7     10      8      8     10      8     12     11
 
                                                        AGE IN YEARS............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              40%    43%    60%    50%    46%    54%    54%    41%    47%
Disapprove           48     43     33     43     49     35     39     49     42
DK/NA                13     13      7      7      5     11      7     10     11
 
                     Union  HAVE KIDS....
                     HsHlds <18  InPubSch
 
Approve              38%    50%    46%
Disapprove           52     38     42
DK/NA                10     12     12
 
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
                     May 10  Mar 13  Feb 08  Dec 14  Oct 19  Oct 21  Jul 02
                     2012    2012    2012    2011    2011    2008*   2003
                             
Approve              49      54      46      49      47      75      31
Disapprove           42      35      42      42      42      20      60
DK/NA                10      11      12       9      11       6       8
 
 
6. 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%    88%    60%    69%    70%    63%    75%    53%    68%
Disapprove           23      6     29     20     22     24     15     33     23
DK/NA                10      6     11     10      8     13     10     14      9
 
                                                        AGE IN YEARS............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              65%    64%    64%    69%    76%    63%    68%    61%    72%
Disapprove           21     25     23     26     10     25     23     29     18
DK/NA                14     11     12      5     14     12      9     10     10
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Ray Kelly is handling his job as Police Commissioner?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     May 10  Mar 13  Feb 09  Dec 14  Oct 19  May 12  Jan 16
                     2012    2012    2012    2011    2011    2011    2007
                             
Approve              66      64      62      66      66      71      52
Disapprove           23      25      24      24      24      17      34
DK/NA                10      11      14      11      10      13      14 
 
 
7. 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              39%    35%    43%    34%    45%    33%    34%    49%    43%
Disapprove           34     34     34     34     29     39     33     32     39
DK/NA                27     31     23     32     26     27     33     18     18
 
                                                        AGE IN YEARS............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              38%    43%    34%    41%    36%    41%    44%    36%    37%
Disapprove           38     26     34     39     42     33     36     39     29
DK/NA                24     31     31     20     22     25     21     25     34
 
                     Union  HAVE KIDS....
                     HsHlds <18  InPubSch
 
Approve              38%    42%    52%
Disapprove           39     32     29
DK/NA                22     26     20
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Dennis Walcott is handling his job as New York City Schools Chancellor?
                     May 10  Mar 14  Feb 08  Dec 14  Oct 19  Jul 27  May 11
                     2012    2012    2012    2011    2011    2011    2011
                             
Approve              39      43      34      33      39      37      31
Disapprove           34      31      37      34      33      24      21
DK/NA                27      26      29      33      28      39      48 
 
 
8. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bill de Blasio is handling his job as Public Advocate?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              48%    31%    57%    41%    51%    45%    42%    64%    49%
Disapprove           13     18      9     17     14     13     15      9     14
DK/NA                39     51     34     41     35     42     43     27     37
 
                                                        AGE IN YEARS............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              51%    53%    40%    50%    42%    50%    48%    54%    43%
Disapprove           18     10     14     14     11     12     12     14     14
DK/NA                31     37     47     35     47     39     40     32     43
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bill de Blasio is handling his job as Public Advocate?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     May 10  Mar 13  Feb 08  Dec 15  Oct 19  May 10  May 21
                     2012    2012    2012    2011    2011    2012    2010
                                                                     
Approve              48      42      42      41      42      48      34
Disapprove           13      17      18      18      23      13      16
DK/NA                39      41      40      41      35      39      50
 
 
9. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Christine Quinn is handling her job as City Council Speaker?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              57%    31%    67%    52%    57%    57%    57%    63%    58%
Disapprove           23     46     16     27     26     20     26     20     16
DK/NA                20     23     18     21     17     23     17     17     26
 
                                                        AGE IN YEARS............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              52%    53%    63%    61%    50%    61%    57%    54%    56%
Disapprove           24     23     20     23     30     14     21     29     27
DK/NA                24     23     17     17     19     25     22     17     17
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Christine Quinn is handling her job as City Council Speaker?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     May 10  Mar 13  Feb 08  Dec 15  Oct 19  Mar 13  Nov 25
                     2012    2012    2012    2011    2011    2012    2008
                             
Approve              57      59      53      55      53      59      40
Disapprove           23      20      23      24      27      20      29
DK/NA                20      21      23      21      20      21      31 
 
 
10. Do you approve or disapprove of the way John Liu is handling his job as City Comptroller?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              41%    26%    47%    39%    43%    39%    33%    55%    47%
Disapprove           32     46     27     34     38     27     42     20     27
DK/NA                27     28     26     26     19     34     25     25     26
 
                                                        AGE IN YEARS............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              42%    40%    34%    50%    40%    46%    40%    43%    39%
Disapprove           30     29     38     30     39     29     32     35     31
DK/NA                28     31     27     21     22     26     27     22     29
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way John Liu is handling his job as City Comptroller?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     May 10  Mar 13  Feb 08  Dec 15  Oct 19  May 11  Dec 15
                     2012    2012    2012    2011    2011    2011    2011
                             
Approve              41      40      40      38      50      57      38
Disapprove           32      37      29      35      23      14      35
DK/NA                27      23      31      27      27      30      27 
 
 
11. Do you think John Liu should resign as City Comptroller or not?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  26%    36%    22%    30%    26%    25%    34%    15%    28%
No                   45     31     50     43     50     39     35     59     44
DK/NA                30     34     27     27     23     36     31     26     29
 
                                                        AGE IN YEARS............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes                  26%    21%    26%    29%    32%    18%    28%    31%    26%
No                   40     48     43     47     37     48     47     44     42
DK/NA                34     31     31     24     30     33     25     25     32
 
TREND: Do you think John Liu should resign as City Comptroller or not?
                     May 10  Mar 13  Dec 15
                     2012    2012    2011
                             
Yes                  26      33      28
No                   45      44      43
DK/NA                30      23      29
 
 
12. Do you think Ray Kelly would make a good Mayor or not?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  50%    83%    41%    54%    53%    47%    57%    43%    43%
No                   34      6     42     31     31     36     28     41     36
DK/NA                16     11     17     15     15     17     15     16     21
 
                                                        AGE IN YEARS............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes                  46%    49%    42%    60%    58%    55%    50%    39%    55%
No                   28     39     37     32     21     29     40     41     26
DK/NA                26     13     21      8     21     16     10     20     19
 
 
13. How likely do you think it is that Ray Kelly will run for Mayor in 2013; very likely, somewhat likely, not too likely, or not likely at all?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Very likely          16%    17%    15%    18%    20%    12%    17%    14%    19%
Smwht likely         43     49     43     39     38     47     43     41     44
Not too likely       19     19     19     23     20     18     19     25     17
Not likely at all    10      6     12      8     11      9      5     14     10
DK/NA                12     10     11     12     10     14     15      6     10
 
                                                        AGE IN YEARS............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Very likely          11%    16%    17%    18%    20%    12%    20%    15%    17%
Smwht likely         44     42     42     43     43     52     43     39     38
Not too likely       19     17     21     20     21     20     19     19     20
Not likely at all    16     11      7      9      7      5     10     13     11
DK/NA                10     14     14     10      9     11      8     14     14
 
 
14. Do you think Mayor Bloomberg has lost his focus or kept his focus during his third term?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Lost focus           52%    57%    48%    58%    50%    53%    45%    56%    53%
Kept focus           41     38     44     36     44     39     47     37     43
DK/NA                 7      5      7      6      6      7      8      7      4
 
                                                        AGE IN YEARS............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Lost focus           57%    57%    38%    52%    65%    51%    47%    60%    49%
Kept focus           34     35     55     42     32     42     44     35     44
DK/NA                 8      8      6      6      3      7      8      5      7
 
TREND: Do you think Mayor Bloomberg has lost his focus or kept his focus during his third term?
                     May 10  Dec 14  Oct 19  Jul 27  May 11
                     2012    2011    2011    2011    2011
                             
Lost focus           52      50      52      43      50
Kept focus           41      44      41      49      42
DK/NA                 7       6       7       8       8 
 
 
15. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Michael Bloomberg is handling the public schools?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              29%    37%    25%    32%    39%    19%    33%    22%    31%
Disapprove           60     51     63     57     49     70     53     69     61
DK/NA                12     12     13     11     12     11     14      9      7
 
                                                        AGE IN YEARS............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              19%    24%    37%    35%    17%    29%    32%    26%    26%
Disapprove           70     59     50     59     80     57     60     66     58
DK/NA                11     17     12      6      3     15      8      8     16
 
                     Union  HAVE KIDS....
                     HsHlds <18  InPubSch
 
Approve              20%    27%    22%
Disapprove           73     62     72
DK/NA                 8     11      5
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Michael Bloomberg is handling the public schools? (*Low Approve also 25% Mar 2011)
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     May 10  Mar 14  Feb 08  Jul 27  May 11  Jul 29  May 11
                     2012    2012    2012    2011    2011    2009    2011*
 
Approve              29      32      26      32      25      57      25
Disapprove           60      59      61      58      64      30      64
DK/NA                12       9      13      10      11      13      11 
 
 
16. Are you generally satisfied with the quality of the public schools in New York City, or are you not satisfied?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Satisfied            22%    25%    23%    17%    27%    17%    22%    18%    27%
Not satisfied        66     60     67     69     64     68     58     77     68
DK/NA                12     15     10     14     10     15     20      6      5
 
                                                        AGE IN YEARS............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Satisfied            18%    22%    19%    26%    22%    22%    29%    18%    17%
Not satisfied        74     63     65     65     68     64     63     74     65
DK/NA                 8     14     16      9     10     14      8      8     17
 
                     Union  HAVE KIDS....
                     HsHlds <18  InPubSch
 
Satisfied            22%    31%    39%
Not satisfied        68     60     57
DK/NA                10     10      4
 
TREND: Are you generally satisfied with the quality of the public schools in New York City, or are you not satisfied? (*Low also 12% on Feb 2004, Mar 2002, Apr 2000 & Mar 1997)
                                                             SATISFIED....
                                                             High    Low
                     May 10  Nov 23  Feb 25  Jan 28  Jul 16  Jan 28  Feb 5
                     2012    2010    2009    2009    2008    2009    2004*
 
Satisfied            22      25      30      32      29      32      12
Not satisfied        66      63      58      55      59      55      74
DK/NA                12      12      12      14      12      14      13 
 
 
17. Is your opinion of New York City's public school teachers favorable, unfavorable, or haven't you heard enough about them?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            51%    33%    57%    49%    50%    52%    52%    49%    49%
Unfavorable          20     38     17     17     22     17     20     18     22
Hvn't hrd enough     27     25     24     31     25     28     25     29     24
REFUSED               3      4      2      3      3      3      3      3      5
 
                                                        AGE IN YEARS............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Favorable            46%    51%    48%    54%    64%    44%    57%    56%    46%
Unfavorable          21     17     19     21     26     15     21     20     23
Hvn't hrd enough     29     29     30     23      9     42     19     21     27
REFUSED               4      3      3      2      2      -      3      3      4
 
                     Union  HAVE KIDS....
                     HsHlds <18  InPubSch
 
Favorable            59%    54%    64%
Unfavorable          17     20     17
Hvn't hrd enough     21     23     16
REFUSED               3      3      3
 
TREND: Is your opinion of New York City's public school teachers favorable, unfavorable, or haven't you heard enough about them?
                     May 10  Mar 14  Feb 08  May 11  Mar 18
                     2012    2012    2012    2011    2011
 
Favorable            51      50      47      53      54
Unfavorable          20      21      22      18      17
Hvn't hrd enough     27      24      26      26      25
REFUSED               3       5       5       3       4
 
18. Generally speaking, do you believe the teachers' union is playing a positive or a negative role in improving New York City's educational system?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Positive             44%    20%    53%    40%    42%    46%    36%    60%    49%
Negative             40     68     31     47     45     36     48     26     36
DK/NA                15     12     15     13     13     18     16     13     16
 
                                                        AGE IN YEARS............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Positive             48%    48%    35%    48%    43%    46%    47%    43%    41%
Negative             33     38     49     39     45     40     41     41     42
DK/NA                20     15     16     13     12     14     12     15     18
 
                     Union  HAVE KIDS....
                     HsHlds <18  InPubSch
 
Positive             57%    43%    52%
Negative             29     43     35
DK/NA                14     14     13
 
TREND: Generally speaking, do you believe the teachers' union is playing a positive or a negative role in improving New York City's educational system?
                     May 10  Mar 14  Feb 08  May 11  Mar 18  Sep 22  Feb 12
                     2012    2012    2012    2011    2011    2005    1998
 
Positive             44      44      47      43      46      48      45
Negative             40      43      39      44      41      29      32
DK/NA                15      13      14      13      13      22      23
 
 
19. Do you approve or disapprove of releasing to the public the results of evaluations of public school teachers?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              57%    69%    54%    58%    66%    50%    50%    59%    70%
Disapprove           35     27     38     36     28     42     42     36     22
DK/NA                 7      4      8      6      6      8      8      5      8
 
                                                        AGE IN YEARS............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              61%    59%    54%    57%    55%    70%    60%    52%    51%
Disapprove           31     32     40     37     42     23     36     41     39
DK/NA                 8      9      7      6      2      6      4      7     10
 
                     Union  HAVE KIDS....
                     HsHlds <18  InPubSch
 
Approve              49%    65%    64%
Disapprove           45     30     30
DK/NA                 6      5      5
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of releasing to the public the results of evaluations of public school teachers?
                     May 10  Mar 14
                     2012    2012
                             
Approve              57      58
Disapprove           35      38
DK/NA                 7       5
 
 
20. Do you trust the results of the recently released teacher evaluations or do you think the teacher evaluations were flawed?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Trust results        19%    25%    19%    16%    23%    15%    14%    17%    25%
Results flawed       51     52     51     54     49     54     53     51     48
DK/NA                29     23     30     30     28     31     33     31     27
 
                                                        AGE IN YEARS............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Trust results        18%    15%    23%    24%    13%    28%    21%    16%    14%
Results flawed       49     50     48     54     65     44     52     58     52
DK/NA                33     35     30     22     22     29     26     26     34
 
                     Union  HAVE KIDS....
                     HsHlds <18  InPubSch
 
Trust results        14%    25%    28%
Results flawed       64     50     50
DK/NA                22     25     22
 
TREND: Do you trust the results of the recently released teacher evaluations or do you think the teacher evaluations were flawed?
                     May 10  Mar 14
                     2012    2012
                             
Trust results        19      20
Results flawed       51      46 
DK/NA                29      34 
 
 
21. 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%    25%    16%    13%    24%    11%    20%     9%    22%
Share control        60     57     60     64     55     64     64     60     53
Give up control      16     13     17     17     14     18     13     24     15
DK/NA                 7      4      6      6      7      7      4      8     10
 
                                                        AGE IN YEARS............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Retain control        9%    15%    21%    20%    15%    13%    16%    17%    21%
Share control        61     60     62     54     68     67     63     60     52
Give up control      22     16     10     20     16     14     15     19     18
DK/NA                 7      9      7      6      1      5      5      5      9
 
                     Union  HAVE KIDS....
                     HsHlds <18  InPubSch
 
Retain control       13%    18%    16%
Share control        62     62     60
Give up control      21     15     21
DK/NA                 5      5      3
 
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?
                     May 10  Feb 08  May 11  Jul 16  Jul 26
                     2012    2012    2011    2008    2007
                             
Retain control       17      13      18      29      28
Share control        60      66      58      55      51
Give up control      16      15      17       8       9
DK/NA                 7       7       7       7      11 
 
 
22. Mayor Bloomberg wants to close a number of low performing public schools and replace them. Which comes closer to your point of view; this is good educational policy, or this is an attack on the teacher's union?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Good policy          38%    59%    31%    45%    47%    30%    50%    22%    32%
Attack on the union  44     30     51     36     37     51     30     63     54
DK/NA                18     11     18     19     15     19     20     16     14
 
                                                        AGE IN YEARS............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Good policy          25%    36%    51%    37%    38%    46%    40%    35%    35%
Attack on the union  58     46     31     45     50     39     45     49     45
DK/NA                17     18     18     18     12     15     15     16     21
 
                     Union  HAVE KIDS....
                     HsHlds <18  InPubSch
 
Good policy          27%    47%    35%
Attack on the union  57     42     52
DK/NA                16     11     13
 
 
31. Have you heard or read anything about a series of blunders and some charges of misbehavior in the city's expanded use of computers?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  30%    36%    29%    32%    33%    27%    35%    27%    27%
No                   67     61     69     63     63     70     61     71     68
DK/NA                 3      3      3      5      3      4      4      1      5
 
                                                        AGE IN YEARS............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes                  27%    33%    28%    30%    33%    16%    33%    36%    31%
No                   69     63     70     67     64     83     66     60     62
DK/NA                 4      4      2      3      3      1      1      4      7
 
 
32. Do you think these things are the result of inevitable startup problems or a result of a lack of proper supervision, or is that something you don't have an opinion on?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Startup problems      4%     5%     4%     3%     6%     2%     4%     3%     2%
Lack of supervision  34     46     32     35     37     31     37     28     35
No opinion           60     48     62     60     56     65     57     67     60
REFUSED               2      1      2      2      2      2      2      2      2
 
                                                        AGE IN YEARS............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Startup problems      2%     4%     6%     2%     6%     4%     4%     4%     2%
Lack of supervision  31     36     32     31     47     24     35     37     39
No opinion           65     57     61     65     45     72     60     55     57
REFUSED               2      3      2      2      1      -      1      3      2
 
                     HEARD OF BLUNDERS Q31
                     Yes    No
 
Startup problems      4%     4%
Lack of supervision  67     20
No opinion           28     74
REFUSED               1      1
 

Demographic Summary