Aug 15 2012



In a new Quinnipiac University Poll just released, City Council President Christine Quinn has a commanding lead in next year's race for Mayor of New York City. If she wins, she will be the first woman and LGBT American to hold that office. Here are the results:

Christine Quinn: 29%
William Thompson: 10%
John Liu: 9%
Bill de Blasio: 9%
Scott Stringer: 4%
Tom Allon: 1%
Undecided: 34%

The pollsters stated:

"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. She's almost up there with 'undecided.' Former Comptroller William Thompson, City Comptroller John Liu and Public Advocate Bill de Blasio are battling for the silver medal."

New York City voters approve 51 - 40 percent of the job Mayor Michael Bloomberg is doing, virtually unchanged for three months. Quinn gets a 56 - 27 percent approval rating, with 43 - 31 percent for Liu and 45 - 16 percent for de Blasio"

In addition, New York City voters were in no mood for the Chick-Fil-A boycott. By overwhelming margins they are against elected officials supporting it. Here are the figures:

-82 - 12 percent say there should be no impact on the company's ability to get permits;
-83 - 11 percent say elected officials should not try to discourage people from patronizing the company.