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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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.
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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 >>
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.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Morgan SchweitzerGet 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>