Quinnipiac University Polling Institute

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2014

    Bill de Blasio's Pledge to Abolish Horse-Drawn Carriages is Running Away From Him

    The smell of the Clinton Park Stables arrives before the sight of them, a mixture of straw and manure and horse sweat. It rises from the pavement of 52nd Street, just east of the Hudson River, across from De Witt Clinton Park, from which the stables take their name. The smell makes you swivel your h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2013

    De Blasio Secures Crucial Hot 97 Endorsement; Host Calls Dante's Hair "The Most Epic, Non-Jewish Jew-fro of All Time."

    On the heels of a Quinnipiac poll released Wednesday showing Bill de Blasio with a big lead over Christine Quinn, comes more good news for the mayoral candidate: on Thursday he won the endorsement of New York's Hot 97 FM. Sure, Quinn may have gotten the New York Times, the New York Daily News and t ... 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

    July 16, 2013

    The Latest Polls Suggest We May Have a Quinn/Weiner Runoff on Our Hands

    One of these days the Democrats' mayoral primary will be behind us, and we can return to a world where the various uses and locations of candidates' sex organs don't drive citywide political debate. Until then, the agony and the ecstasy of the 2013 mayoral race (mostly agony) continues. The latest Q ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2013

    Christine Quinn Threatens Media Who Run Ad She Doesn't Like

    City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is having a rough week so far. For one thing, new Quinnipiac poll shows the mayoral front-runner's numbers hitting a five-month low. She's also facing a new attack ad paid for by a coalition of labor and animal-rights groups. The ad got some media attention earl ... 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 >>

  • News

    December 26, 2012

    The Rat Czar Plots His Ascent

    After less than a year, Joe Lhota bails on the MTA, jumps for the gravy train

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2012

    The Fare-Hike Bounce? MTA Approves Fare-Hike, Lhota Resigns, Mulls Run for Mayor

    Perhaps MTA Chairman Joe Lhota is looking for the old "fare-hike bump." The MTA voted to accept Lhota's fare-hike proposal this morning, and Lhota announced his resignation as chairman -- generating speculation that he will run for the Republican nomination in the 2013 New York City mayoral race. ... 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 >>

  • News

    October 3, 2012

    For the First Time in 20 Years, New York's Crime Rate Is on the Rise

    While Bloomberg brags about his record, the city's crime rate is on the rise

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2012

    New Yorkers Don't Like Occupy Wall Street or The Tea Party: Poll

    It's a pollapalooza! Shortly after a Quinnipiac University Polling Institute came out identifying New Yorkers' hatred of indoor smoking and love of bike shares, yet more info has come out detailing voters' tastes.

  • 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 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

    January 25, 2012

    Marist Poll Says Kirsten Gillibrand Struggles with Voters; Marc Cenedella Eyes Her Seat

    It's a bit of a busy -- and rough -- week for Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand. This month, she has spoken out on a wide range of topics -- from food stamps to gun violence to women's rights. But today, it's just plain ole politics that she has to deal with. First, a NY1/YNN-Marist Poll released Tuesday n ... 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 >>

  • Columns

    June 29, 2011
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    March 30, 2011
  • Blogs

    October 7, 2010

    Carl Paladino TV Show Tonite: Will it be 'Mad Men' or 'True Blood'?

    Morgan Schweitzer​Get ready to go to the windows and start shouting this evening, because at precisely 5:13 P.M. Carl Paladino will be making a "major announcement" on TV and it's going to be look out below. "I must make my witness," he was heard telling aides yesterday as he ordered them to b ... 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

    August 26, 2010

    New Jersey to New York: "Keep Your Low-Lifes at Home"

    ​Quinnipiac University conducted a study on the socio-political breakdown of New Jersey voters' opinions on the Jersey Shore and whether or not it's New York's fault for birthing the GTL crew. Does the Jersey Shore itself promote bad behavior or are New York's bad actors inexplicably attracted ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2009

    Hey, Guess What, David Paterson is Still Really Unpopular

    The Quinnipiac University Polling Institute's been busy. Yesterday they released a poll on the legislature and how much we hate our state. Now they have new numbers on the Governor and other local characters. Will it surprise you to learn Paterson is unpopular? He's hanging in with a 61 percent disa ... More >>

  • 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

    January 15, 2009

    New Poll: Kennedy Favorability Drops, Cuomo Surges Ahead

    Earlier this week a Quinnipiac poll showed voters in New York State leaning away from Caroline Kennedy for Senator, prefering state attorney general Andrew Cuomo by a margin of 31 percent to 24 percent. Now a Marist poll puts the spread at 39 percent to 31 percent. Marist December poll showed them t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2008

    New Yorkers Grow Displeased With Their Leadership

    Looks like some New Yorkers are starting to stand up on their hind legs and give their political masters what-for. "Resistance Grows Among Democrats" to the possible Kennedy Senate appointment, says the New York Times. We've been resisting it pretty good here at Runnin' Scared all along, but it's ni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2008

    Thompson, Running for Mayor, Compares 3rd Bloomberg Term to Bush's

    Comptroller William Thompson, one of the most vocal critics of Mayor Bloomberg’s proposal to extend term limits, addressed the prospect extensively on Tuesday morning during a speech and Q&A at a Crain’s Business Breakfast Forum at the Hilton in Midtown. Greg David, editorial director of Crai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2008

    For 3rd Term, Bloomberg Will Face Ethics Charges, Spend $80-100 Million (or More!)

    A Quinnipiac poll says most New Yorkers approve of Mayor Bloomberg's term limits overthrow, but that isn't stopping Common Cause and NYPIRG from filing a complaint with the New York City Conflicts of Interest Board, charging that Bloomberg violated Section 2604(b)(2) of the conflicts code (the part ... 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 >>

  • News

    October 2, 2007

    Hillary's Infidelity

    Obama's strategy makes her spurn Bill's Cuban advances and embrace Bush and the GOP's anti-Castro right.

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2007
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    October 31, 2005

    White Ethnics Rejoice!

    Bloomberg and The Rudy chat, with Gov. and Mrs. Pataki nearby, at the July 2002 dedication of the Irish Hunger Memorial on the Hudson waterfront.( The latest Bloomberg mailer is the total package of white ethnic appeal. On the cover, in ghastly 8.5 x 11 scale, is a beaming Rudy Giuliani, Am ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2005

    Ferrer Goes Home

    Fernando Ferrer returned to old haunts and old themes on Tuesday in a speech that, more explicitly than ever before, placed the 2005 campaign in the "other New York" framework of Ferrer's candidacy four years ago. The site was Bronx Community College and the rotunda of Gould Library, where ionic col ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2005

    Katrina's Impact Hits Weiner

    Tough timing for Rep. Anthony Weiner: He's surging in the polls but might miss tonight's final debate because of a vote in Washington on Hurricane Katrina relief. The congressman, whom Marist and Quinnipiac surveys now have in second place and into a likely runoff with frontrunner Fernando Ferrer, i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2005

    Campaign 2005's About the Polls, Not the Poor

    "We all know what's going to happen in the mayoral election," said a Democratic operative to me this morning, and that's bad news for Freddy, Virginia, Giff, and Anthony. If you're a candidate, worse than any gaffe or flip-flop or poorly pitched policy is the moment when your own party loyalists beg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2005

    Weiner Runs on Faith

    Yours truly wasn't the fastest kid on the track team at St. Francis of Assisi Middle School. In fact, he was about the least fast. This was illustrated at the track meet where he found himself in a heat with two competing runners who each had a visible physical handicap. It was kind of race that off ... 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 >>