Thursday, January 16, 2014
By Tracie Hunte : Assistant Producer, WNYC News
New Yorkers are apparently feeling good about their new mayor, according to a new poll.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
By Karen DeWitt : NYS Public Radio/WXXI
Governor Cuomo’s championing of strict new gun control laws in New York has taken a toll on his popularity. A new Quinnipiac University poll finds that for the first time since taking office, Cuomo’s approval rating has dropped significantly.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
By Jim O'Grady
(New York, NY - WNYC) Poll results show that Superstorm Sandy has remade two kinds of landscapes in New York: physical and psychological. Beachfront is gone, trees are uprooted and whole communities have been forcibly rearranged by a monster tide. No less dramatically, a majority of New Yorkers are expressing love not only for their elected officials but everyone's favorite bureaucratic whipping boy, the NY Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
You read that correctly.
The latest Quinnipiac University poll finds 75 percent of New Yorkers rated the authority's performance during and after Sandy at "excellent" or "good." That's better than the Red Cross's 66 percent approval rating, and the dismal 37 percent approval for the region's utility companies, which struggled at times to bring the power back.
NY MTA chairman Joe Lhota was highly visible in the days and weeks following the storm as his workers methodically pumped out no less than seven under-river tunnels and, one by one, got them back to carrying trains and vehicular traffic.
The NY MTA also showed a fair degree of nimbleness by running shuttle buses over cross-river bridges until the subways were dried out. (Taking a cue, the NY Department of Transportation today announced its plan to run a temporary ferry from the hard-hit South Shore of Staten Island to Manhattan.) And the authority captured the public imagination with an online map that showed the the subway recovering in real time.
The Quinnipiac poll, which surveyed more than 1,000 registered voters in New York, also reported that Mayor Bloomberg's odd-even gas rationing system won favor by 85 to 12 percent. Other winners: President Obama, New York Governor Cuomo and, with the best numbers, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. See the full results here.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
A new Quinnipiac University poll shows Governor Andrew Cuomo's sky-high approval rating has reached a new zenith: at 71 percent, Cuomo's now second only to former governor George Pataki's approval rating just after September 11, 2001.
Thursday, October 20, 2011
In a city where you can have four people and five opinions, three in four support the city's proposed bike share program, according to a Quinnipiac University poll.
Pollsters asked "New York City is starting a program to rent bicycles. This will add 10,000 bicycles to New York City streets and create park lots for bicycles. Do you support or oppose this program allowing people to rent bicycles in New York City?"
Among young people, the number supporting bike share rises to 87 percent, as close to unanimity as you'll ever see in a poll. Bike share is the least popular in Staten Island, but even there, bike share is supported 52 to 42 percent.
Republicans, Democrats, Independents, Men, Women, Whites, Blacks, and Hispanics said they would want "bike rental lots" (presumably bike share stations) in their neighborhoods, as did residents of all the boroughs except Staten Island, and ,members of all age groups except for those above 50.
However, only 45 percent said they'd used the bike share, compared to 53 percent who said they wouldn't.
The poll found support for bike lanes overall holding steady at 58 to 37 percent. But when asked if they wanted more bike lanes in their neighborhoods, New Yorkers were divided, with 46 percent saying yes and 48 percent saying no.
The poll of 1,068 registered voters was taken October 12-16, and has a margin of error of 3 percentage points.
Thursday, July 14, 2011
By Anna Sale
As the debt ceiling negotiations get scrappier, a new poll shows that a majority of voters approve of the way Obama is handling the economy, and that more will blame Republicans than the president if a deal doesn’t happen.
Monday, November 22, 2010
You may be thinking about Thanksgiving and the beginning of the holiday season, but pollsters are already looking to November 6, 2012. And if that election were held today, Obama would be in trouble according to a Quinnipiac poll out today – but not if his opponent were former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin.