November 11, 2004 - New Yorkers Back 2012 Olympic Bid 2 - 1, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Voters Back Javits, But Oppose Stadium
By a 64 - 30 percent margin, New York City voters support the city's bid to host the 2012 Olympics, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. Support for the Olympics ranges from 52 - 40 percent among Manhattan voters to 72 - 25 percent in The Bronx.

By a 77 - 17 percent margin, New Yorkers oppose building a West Side stadium for the Olympics and the New York Jets football team, unless - as supporters claim - the stadium generates enough income to pay off the money the city and state would borrow to help build it.

If the added revenue does cover the city/state borrowing costs, New York City voters support the stadium 57 - 39 percent, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe- ack) University poll finds.

Voters disagree 47 - 39 percent with Mayor Michael Bloomberg's claim that without the stadium the city will not win the 2012 Olympic bid.

"New Yorkers want the Olympics, but there is little love for the proposed West Side stadium. If Mayor Bloomberg wants that stadium, he'll have to convince voters that we can't get the Olympics without it and that we won't have to pay for it," said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

New York City voters support the other components of the West Side plan:
  • 57 - 32 percent to expand the Jacob Javits Convention Center;
  • 72 - 20 percent to extend the Number 7 subway line;
  • 58 - 31 percent to rezone the area to allow for apartment and office buildings.
But when asked about a plan which includes all the components, including the stadium, New York City voters are opposed 52 - 40 percent.

"The stadium drags down the whole West Side package. Leave it out and the other components win big, including more than 3 - 1 support for extending the Number 7 subway line," Carroll said.

From November 5 - 8, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,221 New York City registered voters, with a margin of error of +/- 2.8 percentage points.

The Quinnipiac University Poll, directed by Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D., conducts public opinion surveys in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Florida and nationwide as a public service and for research.

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

TREND: There is a proposal to build a new stadium for the New York Jets football team and the 2012 Olympics on the West Side of Manhattan. The proposal would include expanding the Javits convention center, extending the number 7 subway line to the Javits center, and rezoning areas around the new stadium to allow for apartments and offices. In general, do you support or oppose this proposal?

                        Sup     Opp     DK/NA
                                        
Nov 11, 2004            40      52       9
Jul 21, 2004            39      54       7




TREND: Do you support or oppose building a new stadium for the New York Jets football team and the 2012 Olympics on the West Side of Manhattan?

                        Sup     Opp     DK/NA
                                        
Nov 11, 2004            39      55       6
Jul 21, 2004            38      57       5 




TREND: Do you support or oppose expanding the Javits convention center?

                        Sup     Opp     DK/NA
                                        
Nov 11, 2004            57      32      11
Jul 21, 2004            59      32       9




TREND: Do you support or oppose extending the number 7 subway line to the Javits center?

                        Sup     Opp     DK/NA
                                        
Nov 11, 2004            72      20       8
Jul 21, 2004            74      20       7




TREND: Do you support or oppose rezoning areas around the new stadium to allow for apartments and offices?

                        Sup     Opp     DK/NA
                                        
Nov 11, 2004            58      31      11
Jul 21, 2004            56      34      10 




TREND: Do you support or oppose New York City hosting the 2012 summer Olympics?

                        Sup     Opp     DK/NA
                                        
Nov 11, 2004            64      30       7
Jun 10, 2004            67      25       8




TREND: Supporters of a new stadium for the Jets and 2012 Olympics say that it will generate enough income to repay the money the city and state borrow to help build it. Would you support or oppose the stadium if this were true?

                        Sup     Opp     DK/NA
                                        
Nov 11, 2004            57      39       4
Jul 21, 2004            54      41       4 
                                                       


TREND: Would you support or oppose a new stadium for the Jets and 2012 Olympics if the generated income would not cover the costs?

                        Sup     Opp     DK/NA
                                        
Nov 11, 2004            17      77       6
Jul 21, 2004            19      78       3 
 


14. There is a proposal to build a new stadium for the New York Jets football team and the 2012 Olympics on the West Side of Manhattan. The proposal would include expanding the Javits convention center, extending the number 7 subway line to the Javits center, and rezoning areas around the new stadium to allow for apartments and offices. In general, do you support or oppose this proposal?

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Wht     Blk     Hisp


Support 40% 54% 38% 35% 38% 42% 41% Oppose 52 39 54 56 52 52 50 DK/NA 9 7 8 9 10 7 9

Brnx Kngs Man Qns StIsl Men Wom

Support 41% 39% 28% 48% 52% 42% 38% Oppose 53 51 63 43 41 50 53 DK/NA 6 9 10 9 7 8 9



15. The new Jets stadium plans have been proposed as a package. Suppose they were separated. Please tell me whether you support or oppose each of the following parts of the proposal. (Intro to ques 15-19)

Do you support or oppose -- building a new stadium for the New York Jets football team and the 2012 Olympics on the West Side of Manhattan?

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Wht     Blk     Hisp


Support 39% 54% 37% 34% 36% 40% 42% Oppose 55 40 58 58 56 56 53 DK/NA 6 6 5 8 8 4 6

Brnx Kngs Man Qns StIsl Men Wom

Support 42% 37% 27% 47% 50% 43% 35% Oppose 55 57 67 46 42 52 58 DK/NA 3 6 6 7 7 6 6



16. Do you support or oppose -- expanding the Javits convention center?

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Wht     Blk     Hisp


Support 57% 61% 56% 59% 59% 52% 55% Oppose 32 30 35 27 27 41 34 DK/NA 11 9 9 14 13 7 11

Brnx Kngs Man Qns StIsl Men Wom

Support 56% 54% 54% 63% 67% 63% 53% Oppose 36 34 31 28 28 27 36 DK/NA 8 12 15 9 5 10 12



17. Do you support or oppose -- extending the number 7 subway line to the Javits center?

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Wht     Blk     Hisp


Support 72% 79% 72% 70% 75% 64% 71% Oppose 20 11 21 21 14 30 22 DK/NA 8 11 7 9 10 6 7

Brnx Kngs Man Qns StIsl Men Wom

Support 67% 68% 74% 77% 74% 76% 69% Oppose 24 21 18 17 18 17 22 DK/NA 8 11 8 6 8 7 10



18. Do you support or oppose -- rezoning areas around the new stadium to allow for apartments and offices?

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Wht     Blk     Hisp


Support 58% 67% 57% 57% 60% 54% 60% Oppose 31 25 32 31 27 38 30 DK/NA 11 9 11 12 13 8 11

Brnx Kngs Man Qns StIsl Men Wom

Support 52% 58% 60% 58% 67% 62% 55% Oppose 38 30 30 30 24 28 33 DK/NA 9 12 11 12 9 10 12



19. Do you support or oppose New York City hosting the 2012 summer Olympics?

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Wht     Blk     Hisp


Support 64% 70% 65% 58% 60% 66% 74% Oppose 30 22 30 33 34 25 22 DK/NA 7 7 5 9 7 9 4

Brnx Kngs Man Qns StIsl Men Wom

Support 72% 65% 52% 67% 69% 65% 63% Oppose 25 28 40 26 26 28 31 DK/NA 4 8 7 7 5 7 7



20. Supporters of a new stadium for the Jets and 2012 Olympics say that it will generate enough income to repay the money the city and state borrow to help build it. Would you support or oppose the stadium if this were true?

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Wht     Blk     Hisp


Support 57% 74% 56% 50% 54% 59% 64% Oppose 39 26 40 46 42 35 32 DK/NA 4 1 4 5 4 6 4

Brnx Kngs Man Qns StIsl Men Wom

Support 57% 59% 43% 65% 69% 59% 55% Oppose 36 38 53 31 29 36 41 DK/NA 6 3 5 4 2 4 4



21. Would you support or oppose a new stadium for the Jets and 2012 Olympics if the generated income would not cover the costs?

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Wht     Blk     Hisp


Support 17% 22% 17% 18% 17% 14% 22% Oppose 77 72 78 77 77 81 73 DK/NA 6 6 5 6 6 5 5

Brnx Kngs Man Qns StIsl Men Wom

Support 15% 18% 15% 21% 14% 23% 13% Oppose 78 78 80 71 82 73 80 DK/NA 6 4 5 8 5 4 7



22. Mayor Bloomberg has said that without the stadium NYC will not be able to get the 2012 Olympics. Do you agree or disagree?

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Wht     Blk     Hisp


Agree 39% 52% 37% 35% 42% 37% 33% Disagree 47 32 50 52 40 54 58 DK/NA 14 16 13 13 18 9 9

Brnx Kngs Man Qns StIsl Men Wom

Agree 35% 35% 40% 40% 53% 40% 37% Disagree 56 52 42 45 33 46 48 DK/NA 9 13 18 15 14 14 14