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					Maurice Carroll, Director,
Quinnipiac University Polling Institute
(203) 582-5334

Rubenstein Associates, Inc.
Public Relations
Contact: Pat Smith (212) 843-8026
  FOR RELEASE: DECEMBER 14, 2011

           NEW YORKERS NIX MAYOR ON OCCUPY WALL STREET,
                 QUINNIPIAC UNIVERSITY POLL FINDS;
                   VOTERS BACK LIVING WAGE 4 – 1
  New York City voters disapprove 51 – 42 percent of the way Mayor Michael Bloomberg
  handled the Occupy Wall Street protestors and give the Police Department a 50 – 46 percent
  positive grade for the way they handled the protests, according to a Quinnipiac University poll
  released today. Voters approve 52 – 43 percent of the way the protests have been conducted.
          Republicans give Mayor Bloomberg a split 50 – 48 percent approval rating on handling
  the protests, while disapproval is 53 – 40 percent among Democrats and 51 – 41 percent among
  independent voters, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds. Men
  disapprove 55 – 40 percent while women tip against the mayor 47 – 44 percent. White voters
  also edge against Bloomberg 49 – 46 percent while disapproval is 54 – 40 percent among black
  voters and 55 – 38 percent among Hispanic voters.
          There is almost no gender gap in approval of the way police handled the protests, but
  there is a wide racial gap as white voters approve 60 – 37 percent while black voters disapprove
  59 – 36 percent. Hispanic voters are divided 47 – 50 percent.
          Bloomberg gets an overall 49 – 42 percent job approval rating, virtually unchanged from
  his 47 – 42 percent score October 19. White voters approve 55 – 38 percent while disapproval is
  46 – 41 percent among black voters with Hispanic voters split 44 – 43 percent.
          “The Occupy Wall Street protestors outscored Mayor Michael Bloomberg in the eyes of
  New York City voters: The mayor gets a slightly negative grade for the way he handled the
  situation while the protestors get a slightly positive grade,” said Maurice Carroll, director of the
  Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.
          “New Yorkers like Mayor Mike personally and they sort of like his policies, but his job
  approval meanders far below those heady days late in his second term. Voters continue to think
  that he’s lost his focus in this third term.”
                                                  -more-
Quinnipiac University Poll/December 14, 2011 – page 2
       Voters like Bloomberg as a person 64 – 24 percent and like most of his policies 52 – 43
percent. But voters say 50 – 44 percent that the mayor has lost his focus in his third term.
       New York City voters approve 44 – 41 percent of the way police handled the media
during the Occupy Wall Street protests.
       Police Commissioner Ray Kelly gets a 66 – 24 percent job approval rating, 72 – 18
percent among white voters, 55 – 35 percent among black voters and 70 – 21 percent among
Hispanic voters. The Police Department gets an overall 62 – 33 percent job approval rating.
       New York City voters agree 68 – 24 percent with the views of the Occupy Wall Street
protestors and say 81 – 15 percent that it’s OK for them to protest.
       Voters say 73 – 20 percent that the federal government should pursue policies that reduce
the income gap, and support 75 – 19 percent tougher regulations on banks and Wall Street firms.
       “Pretty much the whole city has followed the protest story. New Yorkers say they
understand the message and more than two-thirds of them agree with it,” Carroll said. “They’d
like to see tougher regulation of banks and brokers. And they want to see a reduction in the
income gap between rich and poor.”
                                               Living Wage
       The “Living Wage” proposal currently before the New York City Council is a “good
idea,” voters say 74 – 19 percent. Support is 56 – 39 percent among Republicans, 83 – 11
percent among Democrats and 67 – 25 percent among independent voters.
        Voters say 81 – 17 percent, including 60 – 39 percent among Republicans, that it is the
government’s responsibility to make sure workers are paid a decent wage.
       New York City voters reject 56 – 36 percent the argument that a “Living Wage” bill
would drive jobs out of the city. Women reject the argument 62 – 30 percent while men reject it
by a narrower 49 – 44 percent.
       “True to its image as a liberal town, New York gives big support to the City Council plan
to require a “Living Wage” by companies that do business with the city. Does the government
have an obligation to mandate a living wage? Overwhelmingly, voters say yes,” Carroll said.
       From December 7 – 12, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,242 registered voters with a
margin of error of +/- 2.8 percentage points. Live interviewers call land lines and cell phones.
       The Quinnipiac University Poll, directed by Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D., conducts public
opinion surveys in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida, Ohio, Virginia
and the nation as a public service and for research.
For more data or RSS feed– http://www.quinnipiac.edu/polling.xml, call (203) 582-5201, or
follow us on Twitter.
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1. Do you approve or disapprove of the way - Michael Bloomberg is handling his job as
Mayor?

                     Tot      Rep       Dem    Ind        Men        Wom    Wht    Blk      Hsp

Approve              49%      57%       46%    49%        47%        50%    55%    41%      44%
Disapprove           42       37        45     39         44         40     38     46       43
DK/NA                 9        5        10     13         10          9      7     12       13

                                                                     ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME.
                     Brnx     Kngs      Man    Qns        StIsl      <30K 30-50 50-100 >100

Approve              49%      44%       53%    51%        44%        44%    42%    49%      56%
Disapprove           38       46        40     39         49         42     48     44       38
DK/NA                13       10         7     10          7         14     10      7        6

                     Union COLLEGE DEG         HAVE KIDS.... AGE IN YEARS............
                     HsHlds No    Yes          <18 InPubSch 18-34 35-49 50-64 65+

Approve              40%      41%       55%    50%        42%        53%    51%    44%      49%
Disapprove           52       46        39     43         50         34     42     50       42
DK/NA                 8       13         7      7          8         13      6      7        9

TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Michael Bloomberg is handling his job as
Mayor? (*High also 75% Oct 3 2008, Mar 2008, Jan 2007 & Nov 2005)

                                                                           APPROVE.......
                                                                           High    Low
                     Dec 14    Oct 19     Sep 12     Jul 27     May 11     Oct 21 Jul 02
                     2011      2011       2011       2011       2011       2008*   2003

Approve              49        47         54         45         40         75     31
Disapprove           42        42         35         43         49         20     60
DK/NA                 9        11         11         12         10          6      8


2. Do you approve or disapprove of the way - Ray Kelly is handling his job as Police
Commissioner?

                     Tot      Rep       Dem    Ind        Men        Wom    Wht    Blk      Hsp

Approve              66%      86%       59%    71%        68%        64%    72%    55%      70%
Disapprove           24        6        29     21         25         23     18     35       21
DK/NA                11        8        12      8          7         13     10     10        9

                                                                     ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME.
                     Brnx     Kngs      Man    Qns        StIsl      <30K 30-50 50-100 >100

Approve              62%      64%       64%    69%        75%        61%    60%    68%      72%
Disapprove           25       24        23     24         16         24     32     24       22
DK/NA                12       12        13      6          8         14      8      9        6

                     Union COLLEGE DEG         HAVE KIDS.... AGE IN YEARS............
                     HsHlds No    Yes          <18 InPubSch 18-34 35-49 50-64 65+

Approve              67%      65%       66%    70%        65%        67%    63%    69%      70%
Disapprove           27       21        26     25         30         24     29     23       17
DK/NA                 7       14         8      5          5          9      8      8       13




                                                                                                  3
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Ray Kelly is handling his job as Police
Commissioner?

                                                                           APPROVE.......
                                                                           High    Low
                     Dec 14    Oct 19     Jul 27     May 12     Mar 16     May 12 Jan 16
                     2011      2011       2011       2011       2011       2011    2007

Approve              66        66         67         71         67         71         52
Disapprove           24        24         17         17         20         17         34
DK/NA                11        10         16         13         13         13         14


3. Do you approve or disapprove of the way - Dennis Walcott is handling his job as New
York City Schools Chancellor?

                     Tot      Rep       Dem    Ind        Men        Wom        Wht    Blk   Hsp

Approve              33%      30%       37%    28%        35%        31%        32%    37%   29%
Disapprove           34       38        32     35         30         38         30     38    39
DK/NA                33       32        31     37         35         31         39     25    32

                                                                     ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME.
                     Brnx     Kngs      Man    Qns        StIsl      <30K 30-50 50-100 >100

Approve              34%      38%       29%    31%        29%        25%        41%    33%   39%
Disapprove           37       32        29     41         31         38         32     38    26
DK/NA                29       30        41     29         40         38         27     28    35

                     Union COLLEGE DEG         HAVE KIDS.... AGE IN YEARS............
                     HsHlds No    Yes          <18 InPubSch 18-34 35-49 50-64 65+

Approve              33%      31%       34%    37%        38%        31%        33%    36%   32%
Disapprove           35       33        35     42         45         42         36     32    24
DK/NA                32       36        31     21         17         27         31     31    44

TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Dennis Walcott is handling his job as New
York City Schools Chancellor?

                     Dec 14    Oct 19     Jul 27     May 11
                     2011      2011       2011       2011

Approve              33        39         37         31
Disapprove           34        33         24         21
DK/NA                33        28         39         48




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7. Do you approve or disapprove of the way - the New York City police are doing their job?

                     Tot      Rep       Dem    Ind        Men        Wom        Wht    Blk   Hsp

Approve              62%      88%       54%    68%        63%        62%        73%   47%    60%
Disapprove           33       11        41     28         34         33         23    46     37
DK/NA                 4        1         6      4          4          5          5     6      3

                                                                     ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME.
                     Brnx     Kngs      Man    Qns        StIsl      <30K 30-50 50-100 >100

Approve              58%      57%       65%    65%        77%        61%        56%   59%    71%
Disapprove           35       38        30     33         19         34         42    38     25
DK/NA                 7        4         5      2          4          5          3     3      4

                     Union COLLEGE DEG         HAVE KIDS.... AGE IN YEARS............
                     HsHlds No    Yes          <18 InPubSch 18-34 35-49 50-64 65+

Approve              61%      61%       64%    65%        61%        61%        60%   61%    70%
Disapprove           36       35        32     32         36         36         38    32     28
DK/NA                 4        4         5      3          3          3          2     7      3

TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way the New York City police are doing their
job?

                                                                           APPROVE.......
                                                                           High    Low
                     Dec 14    Oct 17     Feb 18     Jun 17     May 8      Feb 7   Apr 20
                     2011      2011       2010       2009       2008       2002    2000

Approve              62        61         69         64         51         76         43
Disapprove           33        33         23         31         43         18         48
DK/NA                 4         6          8          5          6          6          9


9. In general, how satisfied are you with the way things are going in New York City today;
are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied?

                     Tot      Rep       Dem    Ind        Men        Wom        Wht   Blk    Hsp

Very satisfied        7%      10%        6%     7%         7%         6%         7%    5%     8%
Smwht satisfied      44       40        47     39         46         43         47    43     37
Smwht dissatisfied   30       30        30     34         28         33         31    29     35
Very dissatisfied    17       19        16     19         18         17         14    21     18
DK/NA                 1        2         1      -          2          1          1     2      2

                                                                     ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME.
                     Brnx     Kngs      Man    Qns        StIsl      <30K 30-50 50-100 >100

Very satisfied        5%       5%       11%     6%         5%         7%         2%    4%     9%
Smwht satisfied      41       45        53     41         29         38         42    43     56
Smwht dissatisfied   31       31        23     34         42         30         32    38     23
Very dissatisfied    20       18        12     18         24         23         23    14     12
DK/NA                 3        1         1      1          -          2          1     1      1

                     Union COLLEGE DEG         HAVE KIDS.... AGE IN YEARS............
                     HsHlds No    Yes          <18 InPubSch 18-34 35-49 50-64 65+

Very satisfied        3%       7%        6%     8%        10%         8%         7%    5%     6%
Smwht satisfied      43       38        49     44         40         47         47    43     44
Smwht dissatisfied   35       31        30     28         27         28         28    31     33
Very dissatisfied    16       22        14     20         22         15         18    20     15
DK/NA                 3        2         -      1          1          1          -     1      2

                                                                                                   5
TREND: In general, how satisfied are you with the way things are going in New York City
today; are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or very
dissatisfied?

                                                                           VERY+SMWHT...
                                                                           High    Low
                     Dec 14    Oct 19     Sep 12     Jul 27     May 11     Feb 11 Jul 02
                     2011      2011       2011       2011       2011       1998    2003

Very satisfied        7         6          9          8          6         18      7
Smwht satisfied      44        40         45         45         44         58     23
Smwht dissatisfied   30        34         29         29         28         18     32
Very dissatisfied    17        19         15         17         20          5     38
DK/NA                 1         1          2          1          1          1      1


15. Regardless of how you feel about Michael Bloomberg's policies, would you say you like
or don't like Michael Bloomberg as a person?

                     Tot      Rep       Dem    Ind        Men        Wom    Wht    Blk     Hsp

Like                 64%      67%       63%    63%        63%        64%    60%    61%     73%
Don't Like           24       23        24     24         25         22     29     22      18
DK/NA                13       10        13     12         11         14     11     17       9

                                                                     ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME.
                     Brnx     Kngs      Man    Qns        StIsl      <30K 30-50 50-100 >100

Like                 75%      57%       68%    64%        56%        64%    58%    60%     69%
Don't Like           18       26        24     23         29         21     32     28      21
DK/NA                 7       18         9     13         16         15     10     12      10

                     Union COLLEGE DEG         HAVE KIDS.... AGE IN YEARS............
                     HsHlds No    Yes          <18 InPubSch 18-34 35-49 50-64 65+

Like                 55%      64%       64%    64%        61%        70%    64%    60%     66%
Don't Like           30       22        25     23         26         21     24     26      22
DK/NA                14       14        11     13         13          9     13     14      13

TREND: Regardless of how you feel about Michael Bloomberg's policies, would you say you
like or don't like Michael Bloomberg as a person?

                     Dec 14    Oct 19     Sep 12     Jul 27
                     2011      2011       2011       2011

Like                 64        60         59         64
Don't Like           24        25         21         20
DK/NA                13        15         20         16




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16. And regardless of how you feel about Michael Bloomberg as a person, would you say you
like or don't like most of Michael Bloomberg's policies?

                     Tot      Rep       Dem    Ind        Men     Wom   Wht    Blk    Hsp

Like                 52%      63%       50%    51%        51%     53%   59%    42%    54%
Don't Like           43       33        47     41         44      42    36     52     43
DK/NA                 5        4         4      8          5       5     5      6      3

                                                                  ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME.
                     Brnx     Kngs      Man    Qns        StIsl   <30K 30-50 50-100 >100

Like                 55%      46%       61%    50%        46%     46%   45%    54%    63%
Don't Like           42       51        34     43         42      46    52     43     33
DK/NA                 3        4         5      6         12       9     3      2      4

                     Union COLLEGE DEG         HAVE KIDS.... AGE IN YEARS............
                     HsHlds No    Yes          <18 InPubSch 18-34 35-49 50-64 65+

Like                 43%      44%       58%    55%        48%     55%   53%    51%    53%
Don't Like           52       48        39     43         48      40    43     45     42
DK/NA                 4        7         3      2          4       5     4      4      6

TREND: And regardless of how you feel about Michael Bloomberg as a person, would you say
you like or don't like most of Michael Bloomberg's policies?

                     Dec 14    Oct 19     Sep 12     Jul 27
                     2011      2011       2011       2011

Like                 52        48         52         49
Don't Like           43        45         39         45
DK/NA                 5         7          9          6


17. Do you think Mayor Bloomberg has lost his focus or kept his focus during his third
term?

                     Tot      Rep       Dem    Ind        Men     Wom   Wht    Blk    Hsp

Lost focus           50%      41%       54%    47%        51%     49%   47%    58%    52%
Kept focus           44       53        40     46         44      44    47     36     42
DK/NA                 6        6         6      7          6       7     6      5      6

                                                                  ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME.
                     Brnx     Kngs      Man    Qns        StIsl   <30K 30-50 50-100 >100

Lost focus           54%      53%       41%    53%        48%     49%   59%    52%    43%
Kept focus           41       42        52     42         38      39    36     44     54
DK/NA                 6        5         7      5         13      12     5      4      4

                     Union COLLEGE DEG         HAVE KIDS.... AGE IN YEARS............
                     HsHlds No    Yes          <18 InPubSch 18-34 35-49 50-64 65+

Lost focus           58%      56%       45%    48%        55%     46%   47%    52%    55%
Kept focus           36       34        51     49         43      49    48     42     38
DK/NA                 6        9         4      3          2       5     5      6      7




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TREND: Do you think Mayor Bloomberg has lost his focus or kept his focus during his third
term?

                     Dec 14    Oct 19     Jul 27     May 11
                     2011      2011       2011       2011

Lost focus           50        52         43         50
Kept focus           44        41         49         42
DK/NA                 6         7          8          8


18. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Michael Bloomberg has handled the Occupy Wall
Street protests?

                     Tot      Rep       Dem    Ind        Men     Wom   Wht    Blk    Hsp

Approve              42%      50%       40%    41%        40%     44%   46%    40%    38%
Disapprove           51       48        53     51         55      47    49     54     55
DK/NA                 7        3         6      8          5       8     5      6      7

                                                                  ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME.
                     Brnx     Kngs      Man    Qns        StIsl   <30K 30-50 50-100 >100

Approve              43%      38%       42%    48%        41%     40%   39%    40%    50%
Disapprove           48       56        52     46         51      50    56     55     47
DK/NA                 9        6         6      6          8      10     5      5      3

                     Union COLLEGE DEG         HAVE KIDS.... AGE IN YEARS............
                     HsHlds No    Yes          <18 InPubSch 18-34 35-49 50-64 65+

Approve              36%      37%       47%    47%        44%     46%   38%    42%    44%
Disapprove           59       53        49     48         51      50    57     51     47
DK/NA                 4       10         4      5          5       3     5      7      9

19. How closely have you been following news about the Occupy Wall Street protests; would
you say you have been following it very closely, somewhat closely, not too closely, or not
at all?

                     Tot      Rep       Dem    Ind        Men     Wom    Wht   Blk    Hsp

Very closely         35%      43%       31%    38%        42%     30%   41%    28%    33%
Smwht closely        48       43        50     48         45      50    49     54     44
Not too closely      13       12        15     11         10      17     9     15     17
Not at all            2        2         3      2          2       3     1      3      4
DK/NA                 1        -         1      1          1       1     -      1      2

                                                                  ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME.
                     Brnx     Kngs      Man    Qns        StIsl   <30K 30-50 50-100 >100

Very closely         28%      36%       39%    36%        36%     24%   34%    36%    47%
Smwht closely        50       48        50     46         42      50    47     52     43
Not too closely      14       14         8     17         18      18    18      9      9
Not at all            6        2         1      1          4       4     -      3      1
DK/NA                 2        1         2      -          -       4     1      -      -

                     Union COLLEGE DEG         HAVE KIDS.... AGE IN YEARS............
                     HsHlds No    Yes          <18 InPubSch 18-34 35-49 50-64 65+

Very closely         37%      27%       42%    34%        32%     37%   33%    39%    32%
Smwht closely        51       49        47     46         47      47    51     47     48
Not too closely      12       17        11     17         17      13    14     11     15
Not at all            -        5         1      3          4       3     1      2      2
DK/NA                 -        2         -      -          -       -     1      -      3

                                                                                             8
TREND: How closely have you been following news about the Occupy Wall Street protests;
would you say you have been following it very closely, somewhat closely, not too closely,
or not at all? (* the Wall Street protests)

                     Dec 14    Oct 17
                     2011      2011*

Very closely         35        36
Smwht closely        48        44
Not too closely      13        15
Not at all            2         4
DK/NA                 1         1


20. How well do you feel you understand the views of the Occupy Wall Street protesters?
Do you understand them very well, fairly well, not too well or not well at all?

                     Tot      Rep       Dem   Ind   Men      Wom   Wht    Blk    Hsp

Very well            31%      26%       32%   32%   37%      26%   32%    35%    28%
Fairly well          43       32        44    48    40       46    41     43     43
Not too well         17       22        18    12    14       19    16     14     22
Not well at all       8       17         5     7     7        8    10      6      5
DK/NA                 1        2         1     1     1        1     1      2      2

                                                             ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME.
                     Brnx     Kngs      Man   Qns    StIsl   <30K 30-50 50-100 >100

Very well            28%      35%       34%   28%   24%      22%   35%    33%    35%
Fairly well          36       42        44    48    41       41    45     46     44
Not too well         25       15        13    17    19       27    13     13     13
Not well at all      11        6         7     6    13        8     6      7      7
DK/NA                 -        2         1     1     3        2     1      1      1

                     Union COLLEGE DEG        HAVE KIDS.... AGE IN YEARS............
                     HsHlds No    Yes         <18 InPubSch 18-34 35-49 50-64 65+

Very well            33%      26%       35%   27%   26%      29%   31%    36%    32%
Fairly well          48       40        45    46    47       48    47     42     36
Not too well         11       22        13    19    21       18    16     13     17
Not well at all       6       10         5     6     5        4     6      8     12
DK/NA                 1        2         1     1     1        1     -      1      3

TREND: How well do you feel you understand the views of the Occupy Wall Street protesters?
Do you understand them very well, fairly well, not too well or not well at all? (* the
Wall Street protests)

                     Dec 14    Oct 17
                     2011      2011*

Very well            31        29
Fairly well          43        43
Not too well         17        17
Not well at all       8        10
DK/NA                 1         2




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21. Regardless of how you feel about the Occupy Wall Street protests, do you generally
agree or disagree with the protesters' views?

                     Tot      Rep       Dem   Ind   Men     Wom   Wht    Blk    Hsp

Agree                68%      25%       79%   67%   69%     67%   58%    84%    68%
Disagree             24       64        14    25    23      25    34     11     22
DK/NA                 8       11         7     8     8       8     7      6      9

                                                            ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME.
                     Brnx     Kngs      Man   Qns   StIsl   <30K 30-50 50-100 >100

Agree                67%      68%       68%   75%   43%     64%   77%    70%    65%
Disagree             24       25        24    16    44      23    19     23     29
DK/NA                10        7         8     8    13      12     5      7      6

                     Union COLLEGE DEG        HAVE KIDS.... AGE IN YEARS............
                     HsHlds No    Yes         <18 InPubSch 18-34 35-49 50-64 65+

Agree                75%      65%       71%   71%   78%     71%   75%    70%    56%
Disagree             20       25        23    22    16      21    19     26     30
DK/NA                 6       11         6     7     6       7     6      4     14

TREND: Regardless of how you feel about the Occupy Wall Street protests, do you generally
agree or disagree with the protesters' views? (* the Wall Street protests)

                     Dec 14    Oct 17
                     2011      2011*

Agree                68        67
Disagree             24        23
DK/NA                 8        10


22. And regardless of how you feel about the views of the Occupy Wall Street protesters,
do you think it is OK that they are protesting, or do you think they should not be
protesting?

                     Tot      Rep       Dem   Ind   Men     Wom   Wht    Blk     Hsp

OK to protest        81%      58%       87%   84%   84%     79%   79%    87%    82%
Shld not protest     15       40        10    13    14      16    18     10     16
DK/NA                 3        2         3     3     2       5     3      3      2

                                                            ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME.
                     Brnx     Kngs      Man   Qns   StIsl   <30K 30-50 50-100 >100

OK to protest        78%      83%       85%   80%   67%     76%   86%    83%    85%
Shld not protest     17       15        12    16    25      20    13     15     13
DK/NA                 5        2         3     3     8       5     1      2      1

                     Union COLLEGE DEG        HAVE KIDS.... AGE IN YEARS............
                     HsHlds No    Yes         <18 InPubSch 18-34 35-49 50-64 65+

OK to protest        85%      73%       87%   85%   89%     82%   86%    80%    74%
Shld not protest     13       21        11    12     9      15    12     16     23
DK/NA                 2        6         2     3     2       4     2      4      3




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TREND: And regardless of how you feel about the views of the Occupy Wall Street
protesters, do you think it is OK that they are protesting, or do you think they should
not be protesting? (* the Wall Street protests)

                     Dec 14    Oct 17
                     2011      2011*

OK to protest        81        87
Shld not protest     15        10
DK/NA                 3         4


23. And regardless of how you feel about the views of the Occupy Wall Street protesters,
do you approve or disapprove of the way the protests have been conducted?

                     Tot      Rep       Dem   Ind   Men     Wom   Wht    Blk    Hsp

Approve              52%      20%       61%   51%   54%     50%   45%    67%    49%
Disapprove           43       79        33    43    42      44    52     28     44
DK/NA                 5        1         5     6     4       6     3      6      6

                                                            ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME.
                     Brnx     Kngs      Man   Qns   StIsl   <30K 30-50 50-100 >100

Approve              45%      55%       57%   53%   26%     49%   65%    53%    48%
Disapprove           45       42        39    43    63      42    33     43     50
DK/NA                 9        3         4     4    11       9     2      4      2

                     Union COLLEGE DEG        HAVE KIDS.... AGE IN YEARS............
                     HsHlds No    Yes         <18 InPubSch 18-34 35-49 50-64 65+

Approve              59%      46%       55%   51%   55%     51%   56%    56%    46%
Disapprove           38       44        43    46    42      45    42     41     45
DK/NA                 4       10         2     3     3       4     2      3      9


24. Do you approve or disapprove of the way New York City police have handled - the Occupy
Wall Street protests?

                     Tot      Rep       Dem   Ind   Men     Wom   Wht    Blk    Hsp

Approve              50%      83%       39%   54%   51%     49%   60%    36%    47%
Disapprove           46       16        57    42    47      46    37     59     50
DK/NA                 4        1         5     3     2       6     4      6      4

                                                            ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME.
                     Brnx     Kngs      Man   Qns   StIsl   <30K 30-50 50-100 >100

Approve              50%      43%       49%   51%   76%     50%   40%    49%    54%
Disapprove           45       54        47    45    19      44    55     48     44
DK/NA                 5        4         4     4     5       6     5      3      2

                     Union COLLEGE DEG        HAVE KIDS.... AGE IN YEARS............
                     HsHlds No    Yes         <18 InPubSch 18-34 35-49 50-64 65+

Approve              46%      49%       50%   53%   46%     52%   39%    51%    58%
Disapprove           51       44        48    45    53      48    58     45     35
DK/NA                 3        7         2     2     1       -     3      4      7




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TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way New York City police have handled the
Occupy Wall Street protests? (* the Wall Street protests)

                     Dec 14    Oct 17
                     2011      2011*

Approve              50        46
Disapprove           46        45
DK/NA                 4         9


25. Do you approve or disapprove of the way New York City police have handled - the media
covering the Occupy Wall Street protests?

                     Tot      Rep       Dem   Ind   Men     Wom   Wht    Blk    Hsp

Approve              44%      73%       37%   46%   45%     44%   48%    39%    44%
Disapprove           41       18        49    37    43      39    36     48     43
DK/NA                15       10        15    17    12      17    16     13     13

                                                            ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME.
                     Brnx     Kngs      Man   Qns   StIsl   <30K 30-50 50-100 >100

Approve              43%      44%       37%   49%   62%     47%   42%    45%    46%
Disapprove           47       42        46    37    20      38    47     40     42
DK/NA                10       15        17    14    18      15    11     15     12

                     Union COLLEGE DEG        HAVE KIDS.... AGE IN YEARS............
                     HsHlds No    Yes         <18 InPubSch 18-34 35-49 50-64 65+

Approve              39%      47%       43%   52%   45%     50%   40%    43%    49%
Disapprove           47       38        43    37    46      41    48     39     34
DK/NA                15       15        14    12     9       9    12     17     17


26. Do you think the federal government should or should not pursue policies that try to
reduce the gap between wealthy and less well-off Americans?

                     Tot      Rep       Dem   Ind   Men     Wom   Wht    Blk    Hsp

Yes/Should           73%      35%       84%   74%   74%     73%   67%     84%   75%
No/Should not        20       56        10    21    20      20    27       9    21
DK/NA                 7        9         6     5     6       7     7       8     4

                                                            ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME.
                     Brnx     Kngs      Man   Qns   StIsl   <30K 30-50 50-100 >100

Yes/Should           71%      71%       77%   77%   59%     75%   79%    74%    72%
No/Should not        20       20        19    18    32      18    13     20     25
DK/NA                 8        9         4     5     9       7     7      5      3

                     Union COLLEGE DEG        HAVE KIDS.... AGE IN YEARS............
                     HsHlds No    Yes         <18 InPubSch 18-34 35-49 50-64 65+

Yes/Should           79%      69%       76%   73%   82%     82%   77%    72%    60%
No/Should not        16       20        20    22    12      14    19     21     28
DK/NA                 4       10         4     6     6       4     4      7     12




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27. Thinking about the regulation of banks and Wall Street firms, do you support or oppose
tougher government regulations of banks and Wall Street firms?

                     Tot      Rep       Dem   Ind   Men     Wom   Wht    Blk    Hsp

Support              75%      51%       80%   77%   75%     74%   75%    81%    67%
Oppose               19       37        14    17    21      17    18     13     26
DK/NA                 7       11         5     6     4       9     7      6      7

                                                            ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME.
                     Brnx     Kngs      Man   Qns   StIsl   <30K 30-50 50-100 >100

Support              72%      74%       76%   79%   62%     67%   80%    80%    79%
Oppose               20       20        19    15    21      20    16     17     18
DK/NA                 8        6         5     6    17      13     4      3      3

                     Union COLLEGE DEG        HAVE KIDS.... AGE IN YEARS............
                     HsHlds No    Yes         <18 InPubSch 18-34 35-49 50-64 65+

Support              82%      68%       80%   76%   82%     72%   85%    79%    60%
Oppose               14       20        17    20    16      23    10     17     25
DK/NA                 5       12         3     4     2       5     4      4     15

TREND: Thinking about the regulation of banks and Wall Street firms, do you support or
oppose tougher government regulations of banks and Wall Street firms?

                     Dec 14    Oct 17
                     2011      2011

Support              75        73
Oppose               19        19
DK/NA                 7         9


28. As you may know, there is a proposal in the New York City Council for a so called
"living wage". Under the bill, large businesses that benefit from taxpayer subsidies would
be required to pay employees at least $10 an hour with benefits, or $11.50 an hour without
benefits. Do you think the living wage is a good idea or a bad idea?

                     Tot      Rep       Dem   Ind   Men     Wom   Wht    Blk    Hsp

Good idea            74%      56%       83%   67%   69%     79%   67%    84%    77%
Bad idea             19       39        11    25    26      13    25      9     19
DK/NA                 7        6         6     9     5       8     8      6      5

                                                            ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME.
                     Brnx     Kngs      Man   Qns   StIsl   <30K 30-50 50-100 >100

Good idea            81%      74%       72%   74%   73%     74%   81%    76%    68%
Bad idea             15       19        20    20    23      18    14     20     26
DK/NA                 4        7         8     6     4       8     5      4      6

                     Union COLLEGE DEG        HAVE KIDS.... AGE IN YEARS............
                     HsHlds No    Yes         <18 InPubSch 18-34 35-49 50-64 65+

Good idea            75%      75%       74%   74%   80%     76%   77%    78%    67%
Bad idea             19       17        21    22    18      19    18     18     22
DK/NA                 5        8         6     4     3       5     5      5     11




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29. Do you think that it is the government's responsibility to ensure that workers are
paid a decent wage or not?

                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men     Wom   Wht    Blk    Hsp

Yes                  81%    60%    91%    72%    73%     88%   73%     93%   82%
No                   17     39      7     26     25      11    24       7    15
DK/NA                 2      1      2      2      3       1     3       -     3

                                                         ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME.
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl   <30K 30-50 50-100 >100

Yes                  83%    82%    78%    83%    73%     84%   90%    77%    73%
No                   15     16     20     15     26      12     8     22     24
DK/NA                 2      2      2      2      1       3     2      -      3

                     Union COLLEGE DEG    HAVE KIDS.... AGE IN YEARS............
                     HsHlds No    Yes     <18 InPubSch 18-34 35-49 50-64 65+

Yes                  79%    84%    78%    80%    87%     81%   83%    81%    75%
No                   18     14     20     18     12      18    13     18     22
DK/NA                 3      2      2      1      1       2     4      1      2


30. Do you think that requiring some businesses to pay employees this living wage would
drive jobs away from New York City or not?

                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men     Wom   Wht    Blk    Hsp

Yes                  36%    54%    27%    48%    44%     30%   43%    26%    36%
No                   56     41     64     46     49      62    49     66     55
DK/NA                 8      5      9      6      8       8     8      9      9

                                                         ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME.
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl   <30K 30-50 50-100 >100

Yes                  32%    32%    32%    43%    60%     31%   33%    35%    45%
No                   55     61     58     52     34      59    57     60     51
DK/NA                12      7     10      6      6      10    10      6      4

                     Union COLLEGE DEG    HAVE KIDS.... AGE IN YEARS............
                     HsHlds No    Yes     <18 InPubSch 18-34 35-49 50-64 65+

Yes                  36%    34%    38%    42%    30%     37%   34%    38%    37%
No                   59     55     56     53     64      58    59     53     52
DK/NA                 5     11      6      5      6       5     6      9     10




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