Polls and Approval Ratings

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2013

    Different Direction, Good; Stop and Frisk and Overturning Term Limits, Bad, Voters Say in Exit Poll

    An Edison Research exit poll conducted tonight is saying that 3/4 of New Yorkers want to move in a different direction from the Bloomberg years, even though 51 percent think he did a good job. The pollsters also found that 58 percent thought the stop and frisk campaign was excessive, and 66 percent ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2013

    Eliot Spitzer "Steamrolling" Scott Stringer in Comptroller's Race: New Poll

    Prepare for a Spitzer-athon! The latest Comptroller's race shows Eliot "The Patron" Spitzer with a 19 point lead over Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer. The current gap is 56 to 37, ahead of the looming Democratic primary.

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2013

    Ray Kelly's Secret Mayoral Poll?

    As to the question of whether Ray Kelly is running for mayor, only silence emanated from One Police Plaza yesterday. But one of our spies in Brooklyn got an extremely telling call last night from a pollster who asked a series of questions clearly targeted at taking the pulse of the electorate about ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2013

    New Yorkers Not So Hot For Stop and Frisk Campaign, But Still Like Ray Kelly

    New Yorkers aren't so pleased with the NYPD's stop and frisk campaign, though at the same time, they give Police Commissioner Ray Kelly high marks, according to a new poll from the folks at Quinnipiac University. Only 39 percent of folks approve of the stop and frisk campaign, including just 19 per ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2013

    A Few Questions Raised Over NYPD Commish Ray Kelly's Popularity

    And, for that matter, the most popular NYPD commissioner in the City's history (since we started recording this kind of stuff, of course). In yet another Quinnipiac poll, Mr. Kelly's job as top cop was applauded by 75 percent of New Yorkers. These numbers split a bit by ethnicity: whites have h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2013

    Poll: New Yorkers Heart Police Commissioner

    Everybody loves Raymond. A Quinnipiac University survey of 1,332 residents of New York City made public today gives the commissioner a record high 75% approval rating. This is Kelly's highest rating to date. A large majority of voters--across gender, race and party lines--would prefer that Ray Kel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2012

    New Yorkers Still Slightly in Favor of Fracking Even as More Shady "Studies" Emerge

    New Yorkers believe that the economic benefits of drilling for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale outweigh the risk of potentially harmful environmental repercussions, according to today's Quinnipiac University Poll. The poll finds that 44 percent of New Yorkers think the economic pros of hydrauli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2012

    New Yorkers Don't Heart Smoking in Apartment Buildings: Report

    Most New York voters -- 59 percent! -- want to live in a smoke-free building, according to a new Quinnipiac University Poll. The sampled voting bloc -- 1,066 people -- doesn't want City Hall to step in to ban indoor smoking, but is uncertain about the so-called "Nanny Government," with 45-48 percen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2012

    New Yorkers Like Andrew Cuomo, Dislike Lack of Transparency: Poll

    New Yorkers are a confusing bunch: Gov. Andrew Cuomo's popularity apparently keeps going up even though many in the Empire State are still pissed about transparency in Albany. Check it out: a Siena Research Institute poll released this morning suggests 73 percent of voters favorably view Cuomo, com ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2012

    Rick Santorum Finally Throws In The Towel; Romney Has GOP Nomination In The Bag

    When (or if) Rick Santorum comes to New York next week, he'll do so as a former presidential candidate -- the former Pennsylvania senator announced this afternoon that he's suspending his campaign...finally."We made a decision over the weekend that, while this presidential race for us, is over for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2012

    Do Any GOP Senate Hopefuls Stand A Chance Against Kirsten Gillibrand?

    Senator Kirsten Gillibrand last week announced that her campaign currently has a ton of cash -- about $9 million -- on hand for her upcoming re-election campaign. Also last week, the results of a poll were released showing that Gillibrand has a considerable lead over all three of her possible Republ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2012

    Mo' Money, No Problems: Kirsten Gillibrand's Loaded And Killin' It In the Polls

    There's bad news for Congressman Bob Turner, Manhattan attorney Wendy Long, and Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos: Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's campaign coffers are filling up quickly -- and her poll numbers are the best they've ever been.Turner, Long, and Maragos are squaring off to see whic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2012

    Mitt Romney Beats Rick Santorum 2-1 in New York: Poll

    Remember a few weeks ago, when it looked like New York's April 24 primary might actually matter? Well, even though the G.O.P. presidential candidate has yet to be definitively decided, national stats suggest that Mitt Romney has a very healthy lead, with 658 delegates compared to Rick Santorum's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2012

    New Yorkers Suspicious Of Andrew Cuomo's Shady Back-Room Deal-Making, Poll Shows

    Andrew Cuomo, undoubtedly, is a pretty popular guy amongst New Yorkers (especially with New York Post state capital bureau chief Fred Dicker -- as we've chronicled, the guy just loves him). The gov currently boasts a 68-percent job approval rating, according to the latest poll. However, more than tw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2012

    New Yorkers: Gov. Andrew Cuomo More Trustworthy Than United Federation of Teachers

    New Yorkers trust their gov more than the public school teachers union to protect kids' interests, according to a Quinnipiac University poll that came out this morning. The study has been released shortly after another survey in which voters said they trust the union more than Mayor Mike Bloomberg - ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2012

    New York Picks Barack Obama Over Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum: Poll

    ​New Yorkers told pollsters: "I Heart Barack Obama" in a Quinnipiac University survey released this morning. They gave him a 50-46 percent job-approval rating, unchanged from his 50-45 percent in December. And 50-45 percent want Obama to stick around and think he deserves to be re-elected to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2012

    New Yorkers Think Ray Kelly Is a Great Guy, Like to Shame One Another Publicly: Poll

    New Yorkers think that Ray Kelly is just swell and really like to embarrass one another, according to a new poll. Indeed, the stats suggest that many city-dwellers are a strange bunch. Even though Kelly appeared in an Islamophobic vid used for cop training, most New Yorkers don't think the NYPD is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2012

    New Yorkers Trust Teachers More Than Michael Bloomberg: Study

    New Yorkers are hot for teachers: A new Quinnipiac University poll has found that the city's residents think that profs are more likely to protect the interest of public school kids than Mayor Mike Bloomberg. Fifty-six percent of voters trust the teachers union to help children learn, while only 31 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2011

    Poll: More Than Half of New Yorkers Disapprove of Bloomberg's Handling of OWS

    ​A new Quinnipiac poll shows that fifty-one percent of New Yorkers disapprove of the way the mayor has handled Occupy Wall Street. Despite this, Bloomberg has a steady overall approval rating of 49 percent. Sixty-two percent like the man personally, and 52 percent approve of "most of his polic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2011

    Mike Bloomberg's Approval Ratings Boosted By Irene

    ​Mike Bloomberg's extra-cautious handling of Hurricane Irene appears to have reversed the damage Snowpocalypse did to his reputation, according to a new poll released by Quinnipiac University. The poll shows that 54 percent of New Yorkers now approve of Bloomberg's performance overall, while 8 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2011

    Thailand to Elect Female Prime Minister; Fighter Jet Intercepts Plane Near Obama

    ​Thailand looks set to elect its first-ever female prime minister, CNN reports. Exit polling shows "Yingluck Shinawatra of the Pheu Thai party with a wide lead over incumbent Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva of the Democratic Party." Shinawatra's party also appears to be set to take the majori ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2011

    Barack Obama's Ratings Boost Over Osama Bin Laden's Death Lasted Two Weeks

    ​Two weeks ago we were "celebrating" the death of Osama Bin Laden, attempting to start pro-U.S.A. chants on subway trains (some of us), patting our commander in chief on the proverbial back for his courage and determination -- not to mention follow-through! -- in capturing and killing the FBI' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2011

    Most New Yorkers Like Bike Lanes, But Does Anyone Use Them?

    ​Despite some very bitter and ugly public battles, a majority of New Yorkers approve of bike lanes, according to a poll released this week. The Quinnipiac University poll found that 56 percent of city voters say bike lanes "are good because it's greener and healthier for people to ride." The b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2011

    New York Post May Not Approve of Andrew Cuomo's High Approval Rating

    ​Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation, while fair and balanced 99 percent of the time, occasionally allows some bias to creep into one of its many media outlets. Hard to believe, but if you look very close, you can find it. So let's play a game: Guess the News Corp. lede!

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2010

    Election Update: Wins Called for Andrew Cuomo, Kirsten Gillibrand, Chuck Schumer

    ​According to early exit polls, Andrew Cuomo is the new governor of New York. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Chuck Schumer also maintain their spots in the Senate, as was pretty much expected. According to an AP analysis of poll results, three-quarters of moderates supported Cuomo over Paladi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2010

    Andrew Cuomo, Carl Paladino, and Those Nutty Polls

    ​The day before Mike Bloomberg defeated Bill Thompson by 4.6 percent of the vote last November, Quinnipiac said the mayor would win by 12 points. Its poll the day before the 2005 election predicted Bloomberg would beat Fernando Ferrer by 38 points, twice his actual margin. The good news for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2010

    7 in 10 New Yorkers Think the Mosque Near Ground Zero Should Be Moved, Regardless of Rights

    ​According to the latest Quinnipiac University poll, 54% of people agree that the developers of Park51 have the right to build a mosque near Ground Zero. However, almost that same percentage (53%) thinks that they should not be able to build the mosque there due to the sensitivities of 9/11 re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2010

    David Paterson's Poll Numbers Still Ridiculously Low

    It's just due diligence at this point, but Governor Paterson's latest Quinnipiac poll numbers are as bad as ever: 21 percent job approval, 61 percent disapproval. But voters still don't want him to quit -- in fact, that number went up a little, from 46 to 50 percent in favor of Paterson toughing it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2010

    Michael Bloomberg's Poll Drop: Why Should It Matter, When Sarah Palin's Doesn't?

    ​Most politicians would kill for a 61 percent approval rating, but since Mayor Bloomberg has had his approval rating as high as 72 percent, and was at 67 percent just before his recent election, this new finding by the Quinnipiac Poll has elicited shock headlines: "Bloomberg's job approval rat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2010

    Marist Polls New York Voters on How Other People Will Vote, for Some Reason; Finds Leader Gillibrand Doomed

    We understand some people were starving for political news after Rudolph Giuliani backed off his prospective race against Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, and that when Harold Ford came up from Tennessee to just-about-challenge Gillibrand it gave such people a reason to live again. That's nice for the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2010

    Governor Paterson Soars to 38% Approval in Poll; Gillibrand More Disliked

    ​A new Siena Poll shows that Governor Paterson's approval rating has risen 11 points since October. Unfortunately, that only gets him to 38 percent. Most voters still have an unfavorable opinion of him, as they have by Siena's reckoning since March of last year, but at 52 percent his unfavora ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2009

    Majority-minority New York holds majority-minority mayoral election

    Crains NY​Voters who self-identify as white made up less than 50% of the turnout in last month's citywide elections, according to exit polling by Edison Media Research.

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2009

    Poll: Bloomberg is a Chilly Willy, But That's OK

    Mike Bloomberg is cold, businesslike, and out of touch with the needs of everyday New Yorkers -- but what the heck, this is New York and no one's looking for a mayoral hug.A Quinnipiac poll out today reports that most New Yorkers find Bloomberg -- surprise! -- a distant billionaire by 55-30 percent. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2009

    Poll: Tax Half-Millionaires, Quarter-Millionaires, and Millionaires

    Ah, the wisdom of the people: a Quinnipiac poll shows 79 percent of New York state residents approve of increasing taxes on millionaires. In fact, they approve of tax hikes on people making half a mil, and even a quarter mil, though by slimmer margins. The Albany Times-Union headlines this news "vo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2009

    New Poll: Paterson drops, Gillibrand who?

    Ouch! A Quinnipiac University poll out this morning has Governor Paterson taking a 55-23 percent thumping from Attorney General Andrew Cuomo in a possible 2010 gubernatorial primary matchup.And if Paterson faces off against Rudy Giuliani in the general election,  the Q poll has it as a dead heat, 4 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2008

    Poll: Bloomberg Loses Nine Points in Popularity

    Right-thinking New Yorkers, who understand the need for continuous billionaire leadership, will focus on the fact that a new Marist poll shows Michael Bloomberg with a 59 percent approval rating -- and not on the fact that his rating was 68 percent in the same poll last month. So what's a nine-point ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2008

    The End of the Road? Hillary Clinton's Visit to Mt. Rushmore

    The Post has a ton of fun with Sen. Hillary Clinton's photo-op visit to Mount Rushmore yesterday. First, the front page takes the opportunity to be puntastic not once, but twice with its "ROCK BOTTOM" banner and the clever subhead, "Hill at Rushmore as Dems deal her monumental blow." Inside, the "MT ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2008

    New Congestion Pricing Options as the Debate Continues

    Congressman Anthony Weiner linked congestion pricing with the Bush administration—surely, one way to turn off many New Yorkers— at forum hosted by New York Civic. New Yorkers support the stated goal of Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s congestion pricing plan—improving mass transit—but just aren’t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2007

    New Yorkers To Spitzer: Take the Stand

    Seventy eight percent of New York State voters say that Gov. Eliot Spitzer should testify under oath about what he knew about the Troopergate scandal, according to a poll released Tuesday by Quinnipiac University. Also Spitzer's steamroller quotient is down. In one of the weirder poll questions, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2005

    Freddy's Mysterious Votos

    Willie Colón's salsa beats crackle over the speaker, his cadence dipping and dancing over the heavy brass. A new hit on La Mega 97.9? Nope, it's the loop that callers hear when on hold at Mike Bloomberg's campaign headquarters, encouraging them to vote for the mayor. In his quest to squelch op ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2005

    Ferrer The Flier

    Freddy campaigns in P.R. and L.A. New York's 309 square miles, it seems, just aren't enough for Fernando Ferrer's mayoral candidacy. On the heels of his trip to Puerto Rico, the former Bronx borough president is in Los Angeles today for the swearing-in of Antonio Villaraigosa, the City of Angels' f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2005

    Mayoral Poll Peril

    Comparing two polls is a little like comparing two completely different sets of questions, posed at different times to different groups of different numbers of people. In fact, that's exactly what comparing two polls is! So then, what to make of the Quinnipiac poll out today that shows Mayor Bloomy ... More >>

  • News

    October 19, 2004

    Et Tu, New Jersey?

    Four formerly stiff states proclaim their right to swing

  • News

    September 14, 2004

    The keystone state? The Keystone State.

    Bush and Kerry mount full invasions of Pennsylvania

  • News

    January 27, 2004

    The Great Arab Voter Revolt

    Forsaken by Bush, Michigan's Arab Americans Consider the Dems

  • News

    November 13, 2001

    How Bloomy Bloomed

    Blunders, Billions, and Backstabbing Beat Green

  • News

    November 14, 2000

    Campaign Classics

    Tales From the Trail About Green, Zogby, Powers, and Zuckerman

  • News

    November 7, 2000

    Lazio's Campaign Manager Works Miracle: Three Defeats in One Year

    Megabuck Salary and Powerhouse Reputation Can't Buffer Candidates From Loss

  • News

    October 24, 2000

    The Post's Predictable Pollster

    Surges and Soft Money

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    May 12, 1998
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