Arun Venugopal is a reporter and the creator of Micropolis, WNYC’s multi-platform series examining race, sexuality, religion, street life and other issues that define New York City. He has been with the station since 2005, and has covered a wide range of stories, including the death of Sean Bell, the controversy over the Park 51 mosque and community center and Occupy Wall Street .
New Yorkers: Giuliani and Sharpton Necessary to Public Life? Not So Much.
Friday, October 29, 2010 - 11:08 AM
This pre-election poll by the WSJ could be a game-changer:
For fun, the poll asked registered voters whom among the following public figures they'd most want to leave public life: radio's Howard Stern; former Gov. Eliot Spitzer; real-estate mogul Donald Trump; Rep. Charlie Rangel; TV personality Kathie Lee Gifford; former Mayor Rudy Giuliani; or Rev. Al Sharpton. The former mayor and the reverend earned the most votes, both with 19%, followed by Mr. Stern, with 12%, and Mr. Spitzer, newly of CNN, with 10%. Aides to Rev. Sharpton and Mr. Giuliani did not return a request for comment.