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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: FEBRUARY 9, 2012

           NEW YORKERS ARE STUCK ON THE STICKERS,
              QUINNIPIAC UNIVERSITY POLL FINDS;
     VOTERS BACK POLICE 2-1; SAY COPS DON’T PICK ON MUSLIMS
  Keep those sanitation stickers stuck on cars that block the street-sweepers, New York City voters
  say 60 – 35 percent, including 57 – 41 percent among voters who park on the street, according to
  a Quinnipiac University poll released today.
          Support for the yellow stickers ranges from 56 – 40 percent each in Brooklyn and The
  Bronx to 66 – 26 percent in Manhattan, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack)
  University poll finds. Men are stuck on the stickers 63 – 33 percent while women want them
  57 – 37 percent. There is little partisan difference.
          “Those sticky hard-to-scrape-off-the-windshield ‘Scarlet Letters’ meant to shame the
  owners of cars blocking the street-sweeper? Keep ‘em, most New Yorkers say,” said Maurice
  Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. “Even voters who park on the
  street and do the Alternate Side Parking dance are stuck on the stickers by a wide margin.”
           New York City voters support creation of Atlantic City-style casinos in the state 54 – 37
  percent, but support by only 50 – 41 percent amending the State Constitution, which is needed to
  bring in full casinos.
          There are gender and racial gaps on the Constitutional Amendment question:
         Men support it 56 – 38 percent, compared to women, who split 46 – 44 percent;
         White voters split 45 – 46 percent, while black voters back it 56 – 35 percent, similar to
          the 57 – 38 percent support among Hispanic voters.
          Support ranges from a 46 – 46 percent split among Brooklyn voters to 56 – 35 percent in
  Queens. Support drops as income rises, from 54 – 36 percent among those making less than
  $30,000 to 48 – 48 percent among those making more than $100,000.
                                                     -more-
Quinnipiac University Poll/February 9, 2012 – page 2
       New York City voters support 57 – 33 percent a proposal to build the world’s largest
convention center, plus an Atlantic City-style casino at Aqueduct Race Track. Support ranges
from 52 – 40 percent in Manhattan to 62 – 30 percent in Queens.
       Despite claims that the convention center will be built with private sector funds, voters
believe 48 – 39 percent that it “would end up costing the government a lot of money.”
       Voters agree 68 – 23 percent that the convention center would be good for New York
State’s economy. There is strong agreement among all groups.
       “Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan for a super-convention center at Aqueduct Race Track wins
support. New Yorkers do worry that it might cost the government money, but they think it will
be good for the economy,” Carroll said.
                                             Police Approval
       New York City voters approve 62 – 24 percent of the job Police Commissioner Ray
Kelly is doing, compared to 66 – 24 percent December 14. Approval is 73 – 14 percent among
white voters, 52 – 36 percent among black voters and 57 – 27 percent among Hispanic voters.
       Voters approve 62 – 30 percent, including 46 – 41 percent among black voters, of the job
New York police are doing. Support ranges from 49 – 40 percent in The Bronx to 68 – 25
percent in Staten Island.
       The NYPD has been effective combating terrorism, voters say 77 – 16 percent. There is
strong support among all groups.
       The NYPD has acted “appropriately” in dealing with Muslims, 60 percent of New York
City voters say, while 24 percent say police have “unfairly targeted Muslims.” Police have been
appropriate, white voters say 70 – 18 percent; black voters say 48 – 35 percent and Hispanic
voters say 60 – 22 percent.
       “Despite a wave of criticism and calls for his resignation, support for Police
Commissioner Ray Kelly remains strong,” Carroll said. “New Yorkers say cops are doing a
good job, especially fighting terrorism, and reject 2-1 the claim that cops pick on Muslims.”
       From January 30 – February 5, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,222 New York City
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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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              62%      80%       59%    66%        61%        62%        73%   52%   57%
Disapprove           24        9        27     22         29         21         14    36    27
DK/NA                14       10        15     12         10         16         14    12    16

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

Approve              57%      60%       58%    67%        74%        54%        65%   66%   68%
Disapprove           28       27        23     23         15         30         18    25    22
DK/NA                15       13        19      9         11         16         17    10    10

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

Approve              61%      63%       61%    62%        54%        58%        57%   63%   68%
Disapprove           27       24        25     22         28         29         26    25    19
DK/NA                12       12        14     16         17         13         16    12    12

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

                                                                           APPROVE.......
                                                                           High    Low
                     Feb 09    Dec 14     Oct 19     Jul 27     May 12     May 12 Jan 16
                     2012      2011       2011       2011       2011       2011    2007

Approve              62        66         66         67         71         71         52
Disapprove           24        24         24         17         17         17         34
DK/NA                14        11         10         16         13         13         14


27. 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%      84%       59%    63%        65%        59%        76%   46%   56%
Disapprove           30       12        31     31         31         29         17    41    36
DK/NA                 8        4        10      6          4         11          7    13     8

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

Approve              49%      60%       65%    67%        68%        50%        67%   65%   69%
Disapprove           40       31        26     27         25         40         25    27    25
DK/NA                11        9         9      5          6         10          7     8     6

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

Approve              64%      64%       59%    63%        59%        56%        61%   64%   68%
Disapprove           29       27        33     31         34         37         33    29    19
DK/NA                 8        9         8      6          7          7          6     7    13




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

                                                                           APPROVE.......
                                                                           High    Low
                     Feb 09    Dec 14     Oct 17     Feb 18     Jun 17     Feb 7   Apr 20
                     2012      2011       2011       2010       2009       2002    2000

Approve              62        62         61         69         64         76         43
Disapprove           30        33         33         23         31         18         48
DK/NA                 8         4          6          8          5          6          9


28. Do you think the New York City Police Department has been effective in combating
terrorism or don't you think so?

                     Tot      Rep       Dem    Ind        Men        Wom        Wht    Blk   Hsp

Yes                  77%      88%       77%    79%        81%        75%        87%   71%    70%
No                   16        8        15     16         14         17          7    19     25
DK/NA                 7        3         8      4          5          8          5    10      5

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

Yes                  67%      75%       77%    84%        89%        65%        82%   85%    85%
No                   21       18        15     13          8         28         12    11      7
DK/NA                12        7         8      3          3          7          5     4      8

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

Yes                  79%      81%       73%    79%        77%        78%        78%   75%    79%
No                   14       12        20     16         19         18         16    16     12
DK/NA                 7        6         7      5          5          3          6     8      8


29. Do you think the New York City Police Department has unfairly targeted Muslims
to combat terrorism or has acted appropriately?

                     Tot      Rep       Dem    Ind        Men        Wom        Wht    Blk   Hsp

Unfair               24%       7%       28%    23%        27%        21%        18%   35%    22%
Appropriate          60       87        54     64         62         59         70    48     60
DK/NA                16        6        18     13         11         20         12    16     17

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

Unfair               26%      24%       29%    20%        14%        22%        20%   29%    24%
Appropriate          56       61        51     68         74         61         64    60     61
DK/NA                19       15        20     11         12         17         16    11     15

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

Unfair               26%      28%       19%    21%        23%        32%        26%   23%    15%
Appropriate          58       57        64     63         60         59         58    57     70
DK/NA                16       15        16     16         17          9         16    20     15




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30. Do you support or oppose the creation of non-indian casinos in New York State, similar
to those in Atlantic City and Las Vegas?

                     Tot    Rep    Dem   Ind    Men     Wom   Wht    Blk    Hsp

Support             54%     60%    54%   53%    57%     51%   48%    65%    57%
Oppose              37      34     35    40     35      38    42     27     35
DK/NA                9       6     10     7      8      11    10      8      8

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

Support             55%     48%    56%   58%    54%     63%   55%    56%    48%
Oppose              34      41     36    33     40      29    36     36     44
DK/NA               11      10      8     9      7       8     9      8      8

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

Support             55%     51%    59%   53%    59%     55%   57%    50%    56%
Oppose              35      40     32    39     34      40    36     38     32
DK/NA                9       9      9     8      7       5     7     12     12


31. There is a proposal to change the state constitution to allow for the creation of non-
indian casinos in New York State, similar to those in Atlantic City and Las Vegas. Do you
think this is a good idea or a bad idea?

                     Tot    Rep    Dem   Ind    Men     Wom   Wht    Blk    Hsp

Good idea           50%     58%    50%   51%    56%     46%   45%    56%    57%
Bad idea            41      36     42    40     38      44    46     35     38
DK/NA                8       5      8     9      6      10     9      9      4

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

Good idea           56%     46%    47%   56%    52%     54%   54%    52%    48%
Bad idea            36      46     44    35     43      36    41     38     48
DK/NA                8       9      9     9      6      10     5     10      4

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

Good idea           49%     47%    55%   51%    54%     52%   54%    50%    51%
Bad idea            43      44     37    43     40      44    38     43     37
DK/NA                8       9      7     6      5       4     8      7     13




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32. There is a proposal to build the world's largest convention center, plus an Atlantic
City-style casino and hotels at the Aqueduct Race Track in Queens. The new convention
center would be built on state-owned land, but paid for by a private company. Do you
support or oppose building this new convention center in Queens?

                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men     Wom   Wht    Blk    Hsp

Support              57%    74%    56%    56%    60%     55%   50%    66%    63%
Oppose               33     22     33     35     33      33    39     26     28
DK/NA                10      4     12      9      7      13    11      8      9

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

Support              61%    54%    52%    62%    61%     59%   64%    61%    54%
Oppose               23     36     40     30     28      32    27     29     39
DK/NA                16     10      8      8     11      10     9     11      7

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

Support              58%    52%    64%    61%    68%     59%   61%    56%    54%
Oppose               33     38     28     33     26      35    31     34     31
DK/NA                 9     11      9      6      6       6     8     10     15


33. Do you think this new convention center would end up costing the government a lot of
money or don't you think so?

                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men     Wom   Wht    Blk    Hsp

Yes                  48%    30%    50%    51%    46%     50%   47%    44%    55%
No                   39     59     37     38     43      36    36     45     37
DK/NA                13     11     13     11     12      14    17     11      8

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

Yes                  49%    50%    48%    45%    47%     50%   47%    46%    48%
No                   38     37     36     43     43      37    43     41     40
DK/NA                13     13     16     12      9      13    10     13     12

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

Yes                  52%    50%    46%    47%    54%     45%   53%    49%    44%
No                   37     35     43     42     37      47    34     41     36
DK/NA                11     14     11     10      9       8    13     11     21




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34. Do you think this new convention center would be good for New York State's
economy or don't you think so?

                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind     Men     Wom   Wht    Blk    Hsp

Yes                  68%    76%    69%    68%     67%     69%   60%    76%    76%
No                   23     15     22     25      25      21    30     18     18
DK/NA                 9      9      9      7       8      10    10      6      6

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

Yes                  77%    63%    64%    71%     72%     69%   73%    70%    68%
No                   16     24     28     23      18      20    22     22     26
DK/NA                 7     12      8      6      11      11     5      8      6

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

Yes                  72%    65%    73%    73%     76%     77%   70%    65%    64%
No                   22     27     18     19      18      16    22     28     26
DK/NA                 6      8      9      8       5       8     8      7     10


35. As you may know, New York City's Sanitation Department puts a large yellow sticker
on cars that block street-cleaning trucks. Do you think that practice should continue
or end?

                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind     Men     Wom   Wht    Blk    Hsp

Continue             60%    59%    58%    62%     63%     57%   54%    65%    66%
End                  35     39     37     33      33      37    40     32     31
DK/NA                 5      2      5      5       4       6     6      2      3

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

Continue             56%    56%    66%    61%     57%     62%   60%    59%    60%
End                  40     40     26     36      40      34    35     37     37
DK/NA                 4      4      8      4       3       3     6      4      3

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

Continue             60%    59%    62%    52%     55%     56%   57%    61%    66%
End                  37     37     34     44      41      38    39     35     29
DK/NA                 4      5      5      4       3       6     5      3      5

                     Owns   PARKS ON STREET Q37
                     CarQ36 Yes    No

Continue             59%    57%    60%
End                  39     41     37
DK/NA                 3      2      4




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36. Do you own a car?

                        Tot    Rep    Dem   Ind   Men      Wom   Wht    Blk    Hsp

Yes                  54%       66%    49%   62%   58%      51%   54%    54%    52%
No                   46        34     51    38    42       49    46     46     48
DK/NA                 -         -      -     -     -        -     -      -      -

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

Yes                  47%       52%    35%   73%   78%      33%   51%    64%    77%
No                   53        48     65    27    22       67    49     36     23
DK/NA                 -         -      -     -     -        -     -      -      -

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

Yes                  65%       63%    44%   69%   68%      52%   60%    59%    44%
No                   35        37     56    31    32       48    40     41     56
DK/NA                 -         -      -     -     -        -     -      -      -


37. (If own a car) Do you park your car on the street or do you have off-street parking?
(If both) Where would you say that you park most of the time?

                        Tot    Rep    Dem   Ind    Men     Wom   Wht     Blk    Hsp
Park on street          50%    52%    50%   48%    50%     49%   45%     55%    61%
Off-street parking      45     45     45    45     44      45    52      43     31
DK/NA                    5      3      5     7      5       5     3       2      9

                                                           ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                        Brnx   Kngs   Man   Qns    StIsl   <30K 30-50 50-100 >100
Park on street          54%    60%    44%   45%    42%     59%    53%    50%    44%
Off-street parking      44     36     55    46     50      35     45     43     50
DK/NA                    2      4      1     9      9       5      2      7      6




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