Monday, April 07, 2014
A new poll shows nearly half of respondents approved of the job New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is doing.
The New York Times/NY1/Siena College poll released Monday found that 49 percent of those polled liked how he was performing, while 31 percent disapproved.
Seventy-three percent of those ...
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
Monday, September 30, 2013
By Terri Langford : WNYC/NJPR Reporter
The day before the nation's uninsured begin enrolling in Obamacare, a new poll shows New Jerseyans are slightly more positive than the rest of the nation about the Affordable Care Act.
Tuesday, September 03, 2013
The new Quinnipiac University poll has Public Advocate Bill de Blasio leading the pack with support from 43 percent of likely voters. If that number holds -- and it's just inside the poll's margin of error - de Blasio would avoid a runoff.
Thursday, August 29, 2013
By Tracie Hunte : Assistant Producer, WNYC News
The race for city comptroller is heating up.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
By Jim O'Grady
Optimism is up in the New York Metropolitan region, led by a surge of good feelings among New York City residents. That's according to a new poll by the Regional Plan Association, which also found that worry is on the rise over climate change and severe weather threats.
Monday, December 03, 2012
By Kate Hinds
Most New Yorkers say climate change is the reason for severe storms like Hurricane Sandy.
According to a recent Siena poll, at least 63 percent of voters from across the state -- including two-thirds of upstate residents and three-quarters of those in New York City – say severe storms over the last two years demonstrate the existence of global climate change.
"There may be a debate about what has caused the global climate change," says Siena pollster Steven Greenberg, "but for most New Yorkers there is no debate that it is occurring.”
That mirrors national numbers. In a pre-Sandy poll conducted in October by the Pew Research Center, 67 percent of respondents said they believed in global warming.
But the issue reveals a stark partisan divide. In the Siena poll, eight in ten Democrats say severe storms demonstrated climate change -- whereas Republicans are nearly evenly divided, with 46 percent saying climate change is behind big storms and 44 percent calling them isolated weather events. The Pew poll found similar national numbers.
(Two New Yorkers who believe in climate change: Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. The latter said it was the prime force behind his endorsement of President Obama for reelection. And the governor is likely to be talking about it as he makes the rounds in D.C. to push for disaster aid.)
But as politicians, these two are outliers. Neither Obama nor Republican Mitt Romney mentioned climate change during the presidential debates. A Frontline documentary that aired in October provides some thoughts as to why: climate skeptics have worked hard to introduce doubt into the conversation surrounding the climate change debate -- successfully making it a partisan issue.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
By Brigid Bergin : Reporter
Nina Gonzalez was one of the audience members who posed a question at Tuesday’s presidential debate. She was among 100 undecided voters from Nassau County recruited by the Gallup polling agency.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Some two thirds of New Yorkers say bike lanes are "a good idea," according to a New York Times poll. By a 66 to 27 percent margin, New Yorkers are in favor of bike lanes.
The poll shows even larger margins in favor of bike lanes than last year's Quinnipiac College poll, which found 58 percent of New Yorkers favor bike lanes, compared to 37 percent that do not. But because different polls have different methodologies, it's hard to conclude a trend from two different polls.
A more recent Q-poll found support for bike share at 74 to 19, up slightly from 72 to 23 in October. Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Friday bike share would be delayed until next spring because of software issues. It was originally to have launched last month.
The New York Times concluded that "the poll results suggest that the city's residents have gradually become accustomed to bicycle lanes, which have been frequent targest of tabloid ire and are already emerging as a flashpoint in the 2013 mayoral race."
Monday, June 04, 2012
By Steffen Schmidt : IAFC Blogger
The President should be concerned about recent polling that shows his rival gaining ground among the same groups that elected him in 2008.
Thursday, March 08, 2012
By a 51 to 45 majority, Californians favor high speed rail, according to a Public Policy institute of California poll. (page 17 of pdf) But that majority turns to a minority among likely voters, with only 43 percent supporting high speed rail and 53 percent opposing.
The areas that would benefit from high speed rail were the most in favor. San Franciscans support it by a 57% majority and Los Angelenos with a 54% majority, with the Central Valley almost evenly split.
Asians were most in favor of high speed rail, with 69% in favor. Latinos were also more in favor (56%) than whites, where a 55% majority oppose high speed rail.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
—Frank Rich, New York Magazine columnist, on The Brian Lehrer Show.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
A New York Times/CBS News poll released Tuesday reveals a deep sense of frustration with government as both political parties have failed to give voters a sense that they can fix the economy. Seven in 10 Americans think the policies of Republicans favor the rich, while two-thirds support raising taxes on millionaires. A report from the Congressional Budget Office also out on Tuesday says that incomes for the top 1 percent of earners have grown by 275 percent in the last 30 years, versus just 40 percent for people in the middle income scale. The poll's findings are bad news for both Republicans and Democrats alike as they prepare for a pivotal election in 2012. New York Times national political correspondent Jeff Zeleny helps parse the numbers and explains what this means for the country.
Monday, September 26, 2011
In a new Siena Research Institute poll, 47 percent of registered voters in the state would re-elect Obama, and 47 percent would prefer to vote for 'someone else'. When that challenger is Rick Perry or Mitt Romney, however, the President has a double-digit lead.