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WNYC News

New Poll Shows De Blasio Approval at 49 Percent

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 ...

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WNYC News

Cuomo's Job Performance Hits All time Low: Poll

Monday, November 18, 2013

Andrew Cuomo’s approval rating is the lowest it’s been since he’s been Governor of New York, according to a Siena College poll released Monday.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Where does President François Hollande go from here?

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Where does President François Hollande go from here?

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

The Republican role in the budget battles gripping Washington DC

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

The Republican role in the budget battles gripping Washington DC

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New Jersey News

Poll: NJ Residents Are Positive About Affordable Care Act

Monday, September 30, 2013

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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.

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WNYC News

New Poll Has de Blasio With Wide Lead

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. 

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WNYC News

Stringer, Spitzer Tied in Race for Comptroller: Poll

Thursday, August 29, 2013

The race for city comptroller is heating up.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Can President Hollande turn things around?

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Can President Hollande turn things around?

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Operavore

Poll: Your Take on the Operavore Show

Friday, April 19, 2013

This January, WQXR launched the Operavore show, our weekly "radio magazine" on the world of opera. As we continue to fine-tune, we'd like to get your input.

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Transportation Nation

Poll: Most NY Metro Residents Like Where They Live, But Worry About Climate Change

Thursday, April 18, 2013

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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.

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Transportation Nation

New Yorkers Believe Climate Change Caused Hurricane Sandy: Poll

Monday, December 03, 2012

Areas of Long Island, N.Y. following Hurricane Sandy Oct. 30, 2012. (Photo by U.S. Coast Guard / Petty Officer 2nd Class Rob Simpson)

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.

Watch Climate of Doubt on PBS. See more from FRONTLINE.

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Soundcheck

Aimee Mann For Musician In Chief

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Throughout the past several weeks, Soundcheck has been accepting nominations for our first Musician In Chief. Today, Soundcheck host John Schaefer tells us why Aimee Mann deserves your vote.

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WNYC News

Explainer: Who Attended the Town Hall Debate?

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

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.

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New Jersey News

NJ Poll Shows Obama with an Advantage

Friday, September 14, 2012

A Fairleigh Dickinson Poll shows President Barack Obama leading Republican challenger Mitt Romney by a whopping 14 percent among likely Garden State voters.

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Transportation Nation

Poll: By More Than Two to One, New Yorkers Say Bike Lanes a Good Thing

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Photo: Kate Hinds

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."

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: Obama's on Shaky Ground With Crucial Constituencies

Monday, June 04, 2012

The President should be concerned about recent polling that shows his rival gaining ground among the same groups that elected him in 2008.

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Transportation Nation

SURVEY: Californians Favor High Speed Rail, But With Wide Variations

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.

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It's A Free Country ®

Frank Rich on Occupy Wall Street, the Tea Party, and Class Warfare

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Let's call a spade a spade here. We do have a class war. It involves the right and the left. It involves...a large group of Americans who feel disenfranchised, dissed, getting the short end of the stick and the only question, it seems to me, between the right and left is who they blame for it.

Frank Rich, New York Magazine columnist, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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The Takeaway

New Poll Shows Lack of Faith in Government

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

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.

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It's A Free Country ®

Poll: NYers Split on Re-Electing Obama, Still Prefer President to Republicans

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.

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