Christine Quinn an 'Early Favorite' for Mayor, Poll Says

The City Council speaker drew the most votes to replace Bloomberg in a new Quinnipiac University survey.

A new Quinnipiac University poll finds City Council Speaker Christine Quinn could be an early Democratic favorite for the next mayoral race, though most are still undecided.

The poll found 26 percent of respondents chose Quinn, while 10 percent chose former City Comptroller William Thompson, 9 percent chose City Comptroller John Liu, 9 percent chose Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, 4 percent chose Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer and 1 percent for newspaper publisher Tom Allon. 

34 percent were still undecided about who they would back.

"City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is the early favorite in the Democratic primary for mayor, which could be the only race that counts if Republicans don't find a candidate,” said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

52 percent of those polled believe the next mayor should have mostly government experience, while 27 percent believe they should have mostly business experience. 21 percent didn’t care or thought otherwise.

And happily for current Mayor Michael Bloomberg, 51 percent of those polled approved of his job as mayor, while 40 disapproved and 9 percent didn’t know.

Joe Gonzalez August 15, 2012 at 02:13 PM
The poll results are a fraud. They claim to have telephoned 1,200 folks and somehow their alleged replies represents the eight million American citizens in NYC. I am suspicious that Bloomberg's money is paying for the poll's results. Quinn is a clown who has major issues with the Bed-Stuy community. Remember Quinn is the one who publicly supported NYPD's stop and frisk for the past 8 years and only now claiming to be against it, because she is now running for Mayor. Quiinn is the same one who publicly stated she will select Ray Kelly is continue as Police Commissioner! (How can Quinn be against stop and frisk, but keep Kelly--the one responsible for stop and frisk?). Quinn is the same one who stated she has no problem with the FDNY being 94% white and 71% residents of Long Island. Folks DO NOT BELIEVE THE HYPE ABOUT QUINN. Christine Quinn will buy off a few alleged "leaders" to crow for her but folks need to closely examine her record very very carefully.
Sara August 15, 2012 at 05:30 PM
Do you not know how a poll works? It asks a small number of people to get a feel for the whole. Your suspicions would also be unfounded...this poll specifically does not except outside funding.
Joe Gonzalez August 15, 2012 at 05:57 PM
@ Sara; The above article didn't report what other media groups did and that is there were 1,200 persons contacted. I argue that small survey sample the headlines scream "Quinn ahead in the polls" but the fine print is that they only asked 1,200 people for their opinion. Moreover, we are never told WHO paid for the poll and HOW MUCH? We the people need to examine these pollsters and their inordinate influence on the elective process. Also Quinn has recently made it clear in the Chick-a-Fil Case that those who don't agree with her (Quinn's) lifestyle must leave New York City. WOW that clearly means millions of people will have to leave town. Quinn is the same one who wants "tolerance" and "equality" but is unwilling to give others that which she asks for her set.
Curiositykilledthecat August 15, 2012 at 07:29 PM
Joe, it's called a "sample size" and is statistically accepted to represent the population at large. This is how all surveys are conducted. It's not really practical to get 8 million people on the phone
Dios Thunders August 17, 2012 at 01:19 PM
just get rid of Bloomberg! Bring back Mayor LaGuairdia from all I read about was a great mayor and totally for the people and beloeved.Even though he is dead just exhum his body prop him up in a chair and make him mayor hed do a better job...I like Marty Markowitz too personally Brooklyn's Bourough President Again very much for the comunity I had a proplem with acity agngency wrote him ceritied mail he personally made a call Promblem solved! Bloombergs office didnt even respond AT ALL no surprise! Never really heard much of above mentioned candidates.and there postitions. I say HILARY for MAYOR better BILL CLINTON could they run ..would they thats the question they'd win landslide My dogwould be a better mayor than BLOOMBERG!
Joe Gonzalez August 17, 2012 at 02:19 PM
@ Dios Thunder: If you like Marty Markowitz then that tell me you have not walked down Fulton Street in Downtown Brooklyn anytime in the past two years. Marty the Clown has wiped out dozens of small businesses which he often claims he supports. And he has assisted many National Corporations to set up shop in their place. Marty has greased the wheels for their arrival from giving them huge grants, tax breaks and ushering in zoning law changes, among other things as well. Marty Markowitz I hope you rot in hell for what you did to Fulton Street.
Delores Parks August 17, 2012 at 04:56 PM
Quinn is Bloomberg's puppet. She is trying to seem like she has some independent thought lately, which I am sure she and Bloomberg are orchestrating. Anyone but Quinn. Quinn equals 4 more years of the Bloomberg. Enough is enough.
Joe Gonzalez August 17, 2012 at 05:11 PM
Delores: You are so right, Quinn is a fraud. Have you ever heard her to say anything of import to your community's needs? Neither have I. Three weeks ago Quinn was smashed all over the news in the Chick-a-Fill case. She had bullied NYU over their allowing a Chick-a-Fill Restaurant on NYU campus following Chick-a-Fill executives stating their opposition to Quinn's gay lifestyle. Quinn tried to force out Chick-a-Fill--& anyone else who opposed her lifestyle. Then the last few days there are these mysterious articles in the New York Daily News heaping paise & platitudes on Quinn including some dubious survey that proclaims Quinn is in great favor of the NYC Citizenry. Quinn & Bloomberg paid for the survey and folks need to examine Quinn's record very closely.
Michael Klein September 21, 2012 at 05:28 PM
Polls had Bloomberg running away with the 2009 race, when in reality it was a squeaker despite his outspending Thompson 13-1.


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