August 13, 2013 - De Blasio Leads See-Saw New York City Mayoral Race, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Stop-And-Frisk Could Be Helping New Front-Runner
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With strong support from white Democratic likely primary voters and voters critical of the so- called stop-and-frisk police tactic, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio leads the Democratic race for New York City mayor with 30 percent, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

With four weeks to go, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn has 24 percent, with 22 percent for former Comptroller William Thompson, 10 percent for former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, 6 percent for Comptroller John Liu, 1 percent for former Council member Sal Albanese and 7 percent undecided, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds.

Stop-and-frisk is excessive and harasses innocent people, 60 percent of likely Democratic primary voters say, while 31 percent say it is an acceptable way to make the city safer. Among those critical of stop-and-frisk, 34 percent back de Blasio, with 24 percent for Thompson and 22 percent for Quinn.

Democratic likely voters support 66 - 25 percent the creation of an inspector general to independently monitor the New York Police Department.

There is a measurable racial divide as black voters go 39 percent for Thompson, 22 percent for de Blasio and 18 percent for Quinn. White voters go 39 percent for de Blasio, 31 percent for Quinn and 12 percent for Thompson.

Gender does not appear to be a factor as women go 31 percent for de Blasio, 26 percent for Quinn and 23 percent for Thompson. Men go 30 percent for de Blasio, 22 percent for Quinn and 20 percent for Thompson.

"A few weeks ago, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio looked like an also-ran. Today, he's the leader of the pack, and a winner in the runoffs. Follow the bouncing ball, folks. This line-up keeps changing," said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

"Nobody thinks former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner will pack it in, but 52 percent of likely Democratic primary voters wish he'd go away and 51 percent say they'd never vote for him," Carroll said.

"Two related issues which seem to resonate with Democratic voters are stop-and-frisk and the creation of an inspector general for the New York Police Department. U.S. District Court Judge Shira Scheindlin did her part for the voters by appointing a federal monitor for the NYPD. If politicians follow the poll results too, the NYPD is going to get still another outside monitor."

De Blasio leads in a Democratic primary runoff:
  • 54 - 38 percent over Quinn;
  • 50 - 41 percent over Thompson;
  • 72 - 22 percent over Weiner.
In another possible runoff, Thompson leads Quinn 51 - 41 percent.

Having a "strong personal moral character" describes de Blasio "a great deal" or "a good amount," a total of 63 percent of Democrats say. A total of 51 percent say having "the right experience" describes him "a great deal" or "a good amount," and 58 percent say "understands the problems of people like you" describes him "a great deal" or "a good amount."

Quinn gets a 46 "great" or "good" score for moral character, 58 percent great or good for experience and 41 percent great or good for "understanding the problems of people like you."

Thompson gets a 61 percent score for moral character, 56 percent for experience and 55 percent for "understanding the problems of people like you."

Only 46 percent of Democratic likely primary voters say they definitely will vote for the candidate they name today, while 16 percent say they are unlikely to change their mind and 34 percent say they are likely to change their mind. Only 38 percent of de Blasio supporters are definite, compared to 42 percent for Quinn and 54 percent for Thompson.

From August 7 - 12, Quinnipiac University surveyed 579 likely Democratic primary voters with a margin of error of +/- 4.1 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, Colorado, Iowa and the nation as a public service and for research.

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

1. If the Democratic primary for Mayor were being held today, and the candidates were John Liu, Christine Quinn, Bill Thompson, Bill de Blasio, Anthony Weiner and Sal Albanese, for whom would you vote? (If undecided) As of today, do you lean more toward Liu, Quinn, Thompson, de Blasio, Weiner or Albanese? (Table includes leaners)
                     LIKELY DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS.......................
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Liu                   6%     9%     4%     3%     6%
Quinn                24     22     26     31     18
Thompson             22     20     23     12     39
de Blasio            30     30     31     39     22
Weiner               10     12      8      7      8
Albanese              1      1      1      2      -
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       -      -      -      -      -
DK/NA                 7      5      8      6      8
 
                     BLOOMBERG     POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
                     APPROVAL..    LIBERAL.....  Mod/   STOP AND FRISK (Q24)
                     App    Dis    Very   SmWht  Con    Excssv Accptbl
 
Liu                   4%     9%     3%    10%     7%     6%     8%
Quinn                34     13     23     23     25     22     27
Thompson             16     30     13     16     29     24     17
de Blasio            32     28     40     33     25     34     24
Weiner                7     14     14      6      9      9     13
Albanese              1      1      -      -      2      1      1
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       -      -      -      -      -      -      -
DK/NA                 6      5      7     11      3      3     10
 
TREND: If the Democratic primary for Mayor were being held today, and the candidates were John Liu, Christine Quinn, Bill Thompson, Bill de Blasio, Anthony Weiner and Sal Albanese, for whom would you vote? (If undecided) As of today, do you lean more toward Liu, Quinn, Thompson, de Blasio, Weiner or Albanese? (Table includes leaners)
                     LIKELY DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS
                     Aug 13  Jul 29  Jul 24
                     2013    2013    2013
 
Liu                   6       6       7
Quinn                24      27      22
Thompson             22      20      20
de Blasio            30      21      15
Weiner               10      16      26
Albanese              1       2       1
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       -       -       -
DK/NA                 7       7       8
 
 
1a. (If candidate chosen q1) Will you definitely vote for (Candidate of choice q1), or is there a chance you could change your mind and vote for another of the candidates? IF CHANGE MIND: Would you say there's a good chance you'll change your mind, or would you say it's pretty unlikely?
                     LIKELY DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS
                     CANDIDATE CHOSEN Q1..........
                            CANDIDATE OF CHOICE Q1
                     Tot    Quinn  Thomps deBlas
 
Def vote for cand    46%    42%    54%    38%
Change unlikely      16     14     12     22
Change likely        34     39     32     37
DK/NA                 4      4      2      4
 
TREND: (If candidate chosen) Will you definitely vote for (Candidate of choice), or is there a chance you could change your mind and vote for another of the candidates? IF CHANCE CHANGE MIND: Would you say there's a good chance you'll change your mind, or would you say it's pretty unlikely?
                     LIKELY DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS
                     Aug 13  Jul 24
                     2013    2013
 
Def vote for cand    46      45
Change unlikely      16      14
Change likely        34      35
DK/NA                 4       6
 
 
1b. (If candidate chosen q1) Would you say you are very enthusiastic about supporting (Candidate chosen), somewhat enthusiastic, not so enthusiastic, or not enthusiastic at all?
                     LIKELY DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS
                     CANDIDATE CHOSEN Q1..........
                            CANDIDATE OF CHOICE Q1
                     Tot    Quinn  Thomps deBlas
 
Very enthusiastic    30%    30%    23%    31%
Smwht enthusiastic   55     55     54     55
Not so enthusiastic  11      9     15     11
Not enthus at all     4      4      8      2
DK/NA                 1      2      -      1
 
TREND: (If candidate chosen) Would you say you are very enthusiastic about supporting (Candidate of choice), somewhat enthusiastic, not so enthusiastic, or not enthusiastic at all?
                     LIKELY DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS
                     Aug 13  Jul 24
                     2013    2013
 
Very enthusiastic    30      27
Somewht enthusiastic 55      57
Not so enthusiastic  11      10
Not enthus at all     4       4
DK/NA                 1       2
 
 
1c. (If candidate chosen q1) Who is your second choice? (*q1 Recalculated primary vote without Weiner using second choice question)
                     LIKELY DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS WITHOUT WEINER
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Liu                   7%     9%     6%     3%     7%
Quinn                25     24     26     32     19
Thompson             25     24     25     13     41
de Blasio            32     31     33     42     22
Albanese              1      2      1      2      -
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       -      -      -      1      -
DK/NA                 9      8      9      7     10
 
TREND: Who is your second choice? (*Recalculated primary vote without Weiner using second choice question)
                     LIKELY DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS WITHOUT WEINER
                     Aug 13  Jul 24
                     2013    2013
 
Liu                   7      10
Quinn                25      30
Thompson             25      26
de Blasio            32      21
Albanese              1       2
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       -       1
DK/NA                 9      11
 
 
2. Are there any candidates in the Democratic primary for Mayor that you would definitely not vote for under any circumstances? IF YES: Who is that? (Totals may add up to more than 100% because multiple responses were allowed)
                     LIKELY DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Liu                  15%    19%    12%    20%    11%
Quinn                24     30     19     22     25
Thompson              5      6      4      5      2
de Blasio             3      5      2      4      1
Weiner               51     43     57     68     46
Albanese              5      4      6      6      6
Other                 1      1      1      -      1
No-one               14     14     13      8     19
DK/NA                10      8     11      5      8
 
TREND: Are there any candidates in the Democratic primary for Mayor that you would definitely not vote for under any circumstances? IF YES: Who is that? (Totals may add up to more than 100% because multiple responses were allowed)
                     LIKELY DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS
                     Aug 13  Jul 24
                     2013    2013
 
Liu                  15      18
Quinn                24      31
Thompson              5       5
de Blasio             3       7
Weiner               51      28
Albanese              5       8
Other                 1       1
No-one               14      24
DK/NA                10       9
 
 
3. (INTRO Q3-8: If none of the candidates in the Democratic primary for mayor gets 40% of the vote, there is a run-off election between the two candidates with the most votes.) If there is a run-off in the Democratic primary for mayor, and the candidates are Bill de Blasio and Christine Quinn, for whom would you vote? (If undecided) If the runoff were today, would you lean more toward de Blasio or Quinn? (Table includes leaners)
                     LIKELY DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
de Blasio            54%    57%    53%    55%    57%
Quinn                38     36     39     37     35
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3      2      4      3      4
DK/NA                 5      6      4      5      3
 
 
4. If there is a run-off in the Democratic primary for mayor, and the candidates are Bill de Blasio and Bill Thompson, for whom would you vote? (If undecided) If the runoff were today, would you lean more toward de Blasio or Thompson? (Table includes leaners)
                     LIKELY DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
de Blasio            50%    49%    51%    61%    37%
Thompson             41     42     41     31     56
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      2      2      3      2
DK/NA                 7      7      6      5      5
 
 
5. If there is a run-off in the Democratic primary for mayor, and the candidates are Christine Quinn and Bill Thompson, for whom would you vote? (If undecided) If the runoff were today, would you lean more toward Quinn or Thompson? (Table includes leaners)
                     LIKELY DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Quinn                41%    40%    42%    51%    28%
Thompson             51     53     50     39     67
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3      2      3      3      2
DK/NA                 6      5      6      7      2
 
TREND: If there is a run-off in the Democratic primary for mayor, and the candidates are Christine Quinn and Bill Thompson, for whom would you vote? (If undecided) If the runoff were today, would you lean more toward Quinn or Thompson? (Table includes leaners)
                     LIKELY DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS
                     Aug 13  Jul 29  Jul 24
                     2013    2013    2013
 
Quinn                41      40      42
Thompson             51      50      51
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3       2       2
DK/NA                 6       7       5
 
 
6. If there is a run-off in the Democratic primary for mayor, and the candidates are Bill de Blasio and Anthony Weiner, for whom would you vote? (If undecided) If the runoff were today, would you lean more toward de Blasio or Weiner? (Table includes leaners)
                     LIKELY DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
de Blasio            72%    68%    75%    82%    72%
Weiner               22     27     19     13     22
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      1      2      2      1
DK/NA                 4      4      4      3      4
 
 
7. If there is a run-off in the Democratic primary for mayor, and the candidates are Anthony Weiner and Bill Thompson, for whom would you vote? (If undecided) If the runoff were today, would you lean more toward Weiner or Thompson? (Table includes leaners)
                     LIKELY DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Weiner               20%    25%    16%    16%    14%
Thompson             76     71     79     78     84
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      1      2      3      -
DK/NA                 3      3      3      3      1
 
TREND: If there is a run-off in the Democratic primary for mayor, and the candidates are Anthony Weiner and Bill Thompson, for whom would you vote? (If undecided) If the runoff were today, would you lean more toward Weiner or Thompson? (Table includes leaners)
                     LIKELY DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS
                     Aug 13  Jul 29  Jul 24
                     2013    2013    2013
 
Weiner               20      28      41
Thompson             76      66      52
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2       1       1
DK/NA                 3       5       7
 
 
8. If there is a run-off in the Democratic primary for mayor, and the candidates are Anthony Weiner and Christine Quinn, for whom would you vote? (If undecided) If the runoff were today, would you lean more toward Weiner or Quinn? (Table includes leaners)
                     LIKELY DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Weiner               31%    38%    26%    22%    33%
Quinn                60     54     64     70     57
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      5      4      5      5      4
DK/NA                 5      4      6      4      6
 
TREND: If there is a run-off in the Democratic primary for mayor, and the candidates are Anthony Weiner and Christine Quinn, for whom would you vote? (If undecided) If the runoff were today, would you lean more toward Weiner or Quinn? (Table includes leaners)
                     LIKELY DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS
                     Aug 13  Jul 29  Jul 24
                     2013    2013    2013
 
Weiner               31      33      44
Quinn                60      60      46
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      5       3       3
DK/NA                 5       4       6
 
 
10. If the Republican primary for Mayor were being held today, and the candidates were Joe Lhota, John Catsimatidis, and George McDonald, for whom would you vote? (If undecided) As of today, do you lean more toward Lhota, Catsimatidis, or McDonald? (Table includes leaners)
                     LIKELY REPUBLICAN PRIMARY VOTERS
                     Tot
 
Lhota                43%
Catsimatidis         37
McDonald              9
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       -
DK/NA                11
 
TREND: If the Republican primary for Mayor were being held today, and the candidates were Joe Lhota, John Catsimatidis, and George McDonald, for whom would you vote? (If undecided) If the primary were today, would you lean more toward Lhota, Catsimatidis, or McDonald? (Table includes leaners)
                     LIKELY REPUBLICAN PRIMARY VOTERS
                     Aug 13  Jul 24
                     2013    2013
 
Lhota                43      49%
Catsimatidis         37      35
McDonald              9       7
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       -       -
DK/NA                11       9
 
 
11. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Michael Bloomberg is handling his job as Mayor?
                     LIKELY DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Approve              45%    47%    44%    63%    25%
Disapprove           46     45     47     31     65
DK/NA                 8      8      9      6     10
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Michael Bloomberg is handling his job as Mayor?
                     LIKELY DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS
                     Aug 13  Jul 29  Jul 24
                     2013    2013    2013
 
Approve              45      47      52
Disapprove           46      45      41
DK/NA                 8       8       8
 
 
12. (INTRO Q12-23: Now, I'd like to know how much you think each of these qualities describes each candidate in the Democratic primary for mayor.) How much would you say "has a strong personal moral character" describes - Bill Thompson? Does it describe him a great deal, a good amount, somewhat, not so much or not at all?
                     LIKELY DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
A great deal         23%    19%    25%    17%    28%
A good amount        38     43     35     39     36
Somewhat             21     22     20     22     21
Not so much           3      3      4      4      3
Not at all            3      2      4      3      1
DK/NA                12     12     12     15     11
 
TREND: How much would you say "has a strong personal moral character" describes Bill Thompson? Does it describe him a great deal, a good amount, somewhat, not so much or not at all?
                     LIKELY DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS
                     Aug 13  Jul 24
                     2013    2013
 
A great deal         23      28
A good amount        38      35
Somewhat             21      18
Not so much           3       5
Not at all            3       2
DK/NA                12      12
 
 
13. How much would you say "has the right experience" describes - Bill Thompson? Does it describe him a great deal, a good amount, somewhat, not so much or not at all?
                     LIKELY DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
A great deal         22%    23%    21%    15%    28%
A good amount        34     39     30     34     34
Somewhat             29     29     29     35     24
Not so much           6      4      7      4      8
Not at all            3      2      3      3      -
DK/NA                 7      4      9     10      6
 
TREND: How much would you say "has the right experience" describes Bill Thompson? Does it describe him a great deal, a good amount, somewhat, not so much or not at all?
                     LIKELY DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS
                     Aug 13  Jul 24
                     2013    2013
 
A great deal         22      24
A good amount        34      35
Somewhat             29      25
Not so much           6       5
Not at all            3       2
DK/NA                 7       9
 
 
14. How much would you say "understands the problems of people like you" describes - Bill Thompson? Does it describe him a great deal, a good amount, somewhat, not so much or not at all?
                     LIKELY DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
A great deal         22%    20%    24%     9%    36%
A good amount        33     39     30     33     30
Somewhat             28     29     28     38     21
Not so much           5      4      6      8      1
Not at all            4      3      6      4      6
DK/NA                 7      5      8      9      6
 
TREND: How much would you say "understands the problems of people like you" describes Bill Thompson? Does it describe him a great deal, a good amount, somewhat, not so much or not at all?
                     LIKELY DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS
                     Aug 13  Jul 24
                     2013    2013
 
A great deal         22      24
A good amount        33      29
Somewhat             28      27
Not so much           5       7
Not at all            4       3
DK/NA                 7      10
 
 
15. How much would you say "has a strong personal moral character" describes - Bill De Blasio? Does it describe him a great deal, a good amount, somewhat, not so much or not at all?
                     LIKELY DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
A great deal         31%    31%    30%    34%    32%
A good amount        32     33     31     34     25
Somewhat             17     18     17     14     19
Not so much           4      6      3      4      5
Not at all            3      1      4      2      4
DK/NA                13     11     15     11     15
 
TREND: How much would you say "has a strong personal moral character" describes Bill De Blasio? Does it describe him a great deal, a good amount, somewhat, not so much or not at all?
                     LIKELY DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS
                     Aug 13  Jul 24
                     2013    2013
 
A great deal         31      26
A good amount        32      27
Somewhat             17      26
Not so much           4       5
Not at all            3       2
DK/NA                13      14
 
 
16. How much would you say "has the right experience" describes - Bill De Blasio? Does it describe him a great deal, a good amount, somewhat, not so much or not at all?
                     LIKELY DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
A great deal         16%    15%    17%    15%    18%
A good amount        35     36     34     38     29
Somewhat             30     30     30     31     29
Not so much           6      9      4      6      7
Not at all            3      4      3      4      4
DK/NA                10      5     13      5     13
 
TREND: How much would you say "has the right experience" describes Bill De Blasio? Does it describe him a great deal, a good amount, somewhat, not so much or not at all?
                     LIKELY DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS
                     Aug 13  Jul 24
                     2013    2013
 
A great deal         16      14
A good amount        35      30
Somewhat             30      33
Not so much           6       9
Not at all            3       4
DK/NA                10       9
 
 
17. How much would you say "understands the problems of people like you" describes - Bill De Blasio? Does it describe him a great deal, a good amount, somewhat, not so much or not at all?
                     LIKELY DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
A great deal         29%    30%    28%    27%    29%
A good amount        29     30     29     33     24
Somewhat             21     24     19     23     21
Not so much           5      5      5      3      6
Not at all            5      4      6      6      6
DK/NA                10      7     12      7     13
 
TREND: How much would you say "understands the problems of people like you" describes Bill De Blasio? Does it describe him a great deal, a good amount, somewhat, not so much or not at all?
                     LIKELY DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS
                     Aug 13  Jul 24
                     2013    2013
 
A great deal         29      20
A good amount        29      24
Somewhat             21      28
Not so much           5      12
Not at all            5       6
DK/NA                10      12
 
 
18. How much would you say "has a strong personal moral character" describes - Christine Quinn? Does it describe her a great deal, a good amount, somewhat, not so much or not at all?
                     LIKELY DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
A great deal         21%    20%    22%    17%    24%
A good amount        25     22     27     32     21
Somewhat             26     27     24     26     25
Not so much           9      8     10      8     12
Not at all           11     16      8     11     12
DK/NA                 7      7      8      6      6
 
TREND: How much would you say "has a strong personal moral character" describes Christine Quinn? Does it describe her a great deal, a good amount, somewhat, not so much or not at all?
                     LIKELY DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS
                     Aug 13  Jul 24
                     2013    2013
 
A great deal         21      21
A good amount        25      32
Somewhat             26      22
Not so much           9       9
Not at all           11      10
DK/NA                 7       6
 
 
19. How much would you say "has the right experience" describes - Christine Quinn? Does it describe her a great deal, a good amount, somewhat, not so much or not at all?
                     LIKELY DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
A great deal         26%    27%    25%    33%    21%
A good amount        32     33     31     33     32
Somewhat             21     20     22     18     26
Not so much           9      9      9      8      7
Not at all            7      8      6      5      7
DK/NA                 5      4      5      3      7
 
TREND: How much would you say "has the right experience" describes Christine Quinn? Does it describe her a great deal, a good amount, somewhat, not so much or not at all?
                     LIKELY DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS
                     Aug 13  Jul 24
                     2013    2013
 
A great deal         26      27
A good amount        32      32
Somewhat             21      24
Not so much           9       7
Not at all            7       5
DK/NA                 5       4
 
 
20. How much would you say "understands the problems of people like you" describes - Christine Quinn? Does it describe her a great deal, a good amount, somewhat, not so much or not at all?
                     LIKELY DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
A great deal         17%    19%    16%    16%    13%
A good amount        24     23     25     32     19
Somewhat             27     25     28     25     34
Not so much          14     14     15     11     16
Not at all           12     15     10     12     10
DK/NA                 6      4      6      3      8
 
TREND: How much would you say "understands the problems of people like you" describes Christine Quinn? Does it describe her a great deal, a good amount, somewhat, not so much or not at all?
                     LIKELY DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS
                     Aug 13  Jul 24
                     2013    2013
 
A great deal         17      19
A good amount        24      24
Somewhat             27      27
Not so much          14      12
Not at all           12      14
DK/NA                 6       5
 
 
21. How much would you say "has a strong personal moral character" describes - Anthony Weiner? Does it describe him a great deal, a good amount, somewhat, not so much or not at all?
                     LIKELY DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
A great deal          3%     3%     2%     -      6%
A good amount         7     12      4      3      4
Somewhat             17     17     17     12     17
Not so much          26     22     28     25     29
Not at all           42     41     43     55     38
DK/NA                 4      4      5      3      5
 
TREND: How much would you say "has a strong personal moral character" describes Anthony Weiner? Does it describe him a great deal, a good amount, somewhat, not so much or not at all? (* How much would you say the phrase)
                     LIKELY DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS
                     Aug 13  Jul 29  Jul 24
                     2013    2013*   2013
 
A great deal          3       6       7
A good amount         7       8      10
Somewhat             17      21      24
Not so much          26      22      29
Not at all           42      38      26
DK/NA                 4       5       4
 
 
22. How much would you say "has the right experience" describes - Anthony Weiner? Does it describe him a great deal, a good amount, somewhat, not so much or not at all?
                     LIKELY DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
A great deal         15%    19%    12%    14%    12%
A good amount        24     29     21     21     25
Somewhat             29     28     30     25     32
Not so much          12      9     13     16     11
Not at all           17     13     19     23     13
DK/NA                 4      3      4      1      7
 
TREND: How much would you say "has the right experience" describes Anthony Weiner? Does it describe him a great deal, a good amount, somewhat, not so much or not at all?
                     LIKELY DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS
                     Aug 13  Jul 24
                     2013    2013
 
A great deal         15      28
A good amount        24      29
Somewhat             29      22
Not so much          12      12
Not at all           17       8
DK/NA                 4       2
 
 
23. How much would you say "understands the problems of people like you" describes - Anthony Weiner? Does it describe him a great deal, a good amount, somewhat, not so much or not at all?
                     LIKELY DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
A great deal         17%    20%    14%    14%    17%
A good amount        21     28     16     21     20
Somewhat             27     24     29     28     23
Not so much          13     12     13     11     17
Not at all           19     12     24     22     18
DK/NA                 4      3      4      3      5
 
TREND: How much would you say "understands the problems of people like you" describes Anthony Weiner? Does it describe him a great deal, a good amount, somewhat, not so much or not at all?
                     LIKELY DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS
                     Aug 13  Jul 24
                     2013    2013
 
A great deal         17      23
A good amount        21      28
Somewhat             27      25
Not so much          13      12
Not at all           19      10
DK/NA                 4       3
 
 
24. 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 think stop and frisk is excessive and innocent people are being harassed, or do you think stop and frisk is an acceptable way to make New York City safer?
                     LIKELY DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Excessive/Harassment 60%    55%    64%    52%    76%
Acceptable/NYC safer 31     37     27     39     15
DK/NA                 9      7      9      9      9
 
 
25. Do you support or oppose creating the position of inspector general to independently monitor the New York City Police Department?
                     LIKELY DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Support              66%    67%    66%    54%    77%
Oppose               25     26     24     36     12
DK/NA                 9      7     10     10     11
 
 
26. Do you think Anthony Weiner should remain in the race for Mayor or drop out of the race for Mayor?
                     LIKELY DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Remain in race       43%    52%    36%    29%    45%
Drop out of race     52     41     60     65     51
DK/NA                 5      7      3      7      5
 
TREND: Do you think Anthony Weiner should remain in the race for Mayor or drop out of the race for Mayor?
                     LIKELY DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS
                     Aug 13  Jul 29
                     2013    2013
 
Remain in race       43      40
Drop out of race     52      53
DK/NA                 5       7
 
 
27. As you may know, Anthony Weiner resigned from the U.S. Congress after conceding that he'd sent lewd photos of himself to women he'd met on the internet. It's now been reported that this behavior continued until as recently as last summer. Regardless of whether or not you support him, do you think this is or is not a legitimate issue in the mayoral election?
                     LIKELY DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Legitimate issue     68%    63%    71%    78%    66%
Not legitimate issue 30     34     27     20     31
DK/NA                 2      3      2      2      3
 
TREND: As you may know, Anthony Weiner resigned from the U.S. Congress after conceding that he'd sent lewd photos of himself to women he'd met on the internet. It's now been reported that this behavior continued until as recently as last summer. Regardless of whether or not you support him, do you think this is or is not a legitimate issue in the mayoral election? (*Added sentence: It's now been reported that this behavior continued until as recently as last summer)
                     LIKELY DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS
                     Aug 13  Jul 29  Jul 24
                     2013    2013*   2013
 
Legitimate issue     68      65      50
Not legitimate issue 30      34      49
DK/NA                 2       2       2
 
 
28. Regardless of your vote preference, for you, would you say that Weiner's behavior disqualifies him from consideration as a candidate for mayor, it's a factor but not a disqualifying one, or it's not a factor in considering him as a candidate?
                     LIKELY DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Disqualifies him     38%    32%    43%    50%    34%
Factor/Not disqualfy 39     42     37     37     40
Is not a factor      21     24     18     12     21
DK/NA                 2      2      2      1      4
 
TREND: Regardless of your vote preference, for you, would you say that Weiner's behavior disqualifies him from consideration as a candidate for mayor, it's a factor but not a disqualifying one, or it's not a factor in considering him as a candidate?
                     LIKELY DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS
                     Aug 13  Jul 29  Jul 24
                     2013    2013    2013
 
Disqualifies him     38      40      23
Factor/Not disqualfy 39      40      41
Is not a factor      21      20      33
DK/NA                 2       1       2
 
 

Demographic Summary