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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: MAY 10, 2012
   PLEASE NOTE: EMBARGOED FOR WIRE RELEASE UNTIL 6:00 AM MAY 10
   DEMS TOP KELLY BIG TIME IN NEW YORK CITY MAYORAL RACE,
              QUINNIPIAC UNIVERSITY POLL FINDS;
         VOTERS LIKE KELLY AS TOP COP, NOT AS MAYOR
  While Police Commissioner Ray Kelly has the highest approval rating of any New York City
  official, he trails each of three leading Democratic candidates by double digits in an early look at
  the 2013 race for mayor, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.
          Running Kelly as a Republican against likely Democratic contenders, the independent
  Quinnipiac University poll finds:
         City Council Speaker Christine Quinn tops Kelly 48 – 33 percent;
         Former City Comptroller and 2009 Democratic candidate William Thompson leads Kelly
          46 – 34 percent;
         Public Advocate Bill de Blasio beats Kelly 46 – 34 percent.
          In these matchups, Kelly gets 82 to 84 percent of Republicans, but trails with Democrats
  by margins of 51 to 55 points. Independent voters back Kelly by margins of 10 to 17 points.
          Speaker Quinn leads in a Democratic primary with 26 percent, followed by:
         Thompson with 13 percent;
         de Blasio with 10 percent;
         City Comptroller John Liu with 7 percent;
         Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer with 4 percent.
          Another 34 percent of Democrats remain undecided.
          “Ray Kelly is a great police commissioner, and he’d be a good mayor, New Yorkers
  think – but it’s still a Democratic town. All three of the Democrats’ top potential candidates beat
  the popular top cop,” said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling
  Institute. “Voters are taking seriously all that Kelly-for-mayor noise among Republican leaders.
  More than half think he might run.
          “Among Democrats, Council Speaker Christine Quinn is the favorite. Former
  Comptroller William Thompson and Public Advocate Bill de Blasio are in double digits, but
  she’s comfortably ahead. The leader in this early look remains ‘don’t know.’”
                                                    -more-
Quinnipiac University Poll/May 10, 2012 – page 2
        New York City voters approve 49 – 42 percent of the job Mayor Michael Bloomberg is
doing, compared to 54 – 35 percent in a March 13 Quinnipiac University poll. Bloomberg has
lost his focus in his third term, voters say 52 – 41 percent.
        Voters disapprove 60 – 29 percent of the way Bloomberg is handling the public schools
and say 60 – 17 percent that the next mayor should share control of the schools with an
independent board. The mayor’s policy of closing and replacing low performing schools is an
attack on the teachers’ union rather than good policy, voters say 44 – 38 percent.
        New York City voters have a 51 – 20 percent favorable opinion of public school teachers
and say 44 – 40 percent that the teachers’ union is helping rather than hurting the effort to
improve education.
        Voters approve 57 – 35 percent, including 64 – 30 percent among voters with children in
public schools, making public the results of teacher evaluations. But voters say 51 – 19 percent
that the results are flawed.
        “Are New Yorkers getting a bit bored with their three-term mayor? Mayor Bloomberg’s
job approval numbers drop and there doesn’t seem to be any specific reason for it,” Carroll said.
        “New Yorkers remain unhappy with the public schools and say 2-1 they don’t think
Mayor Mike is doing a very good job on education. Should the next mayor emulate Bloomberg
in having control of the schools? Voters don’t think so. They prefer some sort of shared
control.”
        “It may not seem consistent: voters mistrust the validity of teacher evaluations but still
want the results made public.”
        Voters approve 66 – 23 percent of the job Kelly is doing as police commissioner,
continuing his string of +60 grades, and say 50 – 34 percent he would make a good mayor.
        Approval ratings for other city-wide officials are:
       57 – 23 percent for Quinn;
       41 – 32 percent for Liu;
       48 – 13 percent for de Blasio;
       39 – 34 percent for Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott.
        From May 3 – 8, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,066 New York City registered voters
with a margin of error of +/- 3 percentage points. Live interviewers call land lines and cell
phones. The survey includes 658 Democrats with a margin of error of +/- 3.8 percent.
        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. (If Registered Democrat) If the 2013 Democratic primary for Mayor were being
held today, and the candidates were: Scott Stringer, John Liu, Christine Quinn,
William Thompson, Tom Allon and Bill de Blasio, for whom would you vote?

                     REGISTERED DEMOCRATS...........
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk

Stringer              4%     5%     4%     8%     2%
Liu                   7      6      7      4     10
Quinn                26     25     26     32     19
Thompson             13     14     12      7     24
Allon                 2      4      -      1      6
de Blasio            10     11      9     10      6
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      3      2      2      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      3      2      3      2
DK/NA                34     28     39     33     30


2. If the 2013 election for Mayor were being held today and the candidates were Ray Kelly
the Republican and - Christine Quinn the Democrat, for whom would you vote?

                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men     Wom   Wht    Blk    Hsp

Kelly                33%    84%    14%    42%    37%     28%   43%    20%    26%
Quinn                48      4     69     32     45      51    40     62     53
SMONE ELSE (VOL)      3      1      2      5      3       3     1      5      2
WLDN'T VOTE (VOL)     2      -      2      3      2       2     2      3      2
DK/NA                14     10     12     17     12      15    15     10     17

                                                         AGE IN YEARS............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl   18-34 35-49 50-64 65+

Kelly                30%    33%    22%    39%    53%     35%   34%    30%    33%
Quinn                50     49     59     42     21      47    48     54     46
SMONE ELSE (VOL)      1      1      5      4      3       2     2      3      3
WLDN'T VOTE (VOL)     3      3      2      3      1       1     3      2      2
DK/NA                16     14     12     13     22      15    13     10     16


3. If the 2013 election for Mayor were being held today and the candidates were Ray Kelly
the Republican and - William Thompson the Democrat, for whom would you vote?

                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men     Wom   Wht    Blk    Hsp

Kelly                34%    84%    17%    43%    38%     29%   45%    16%    23%
Thompson             46      3     68     30     44      49    35     68     57
SMONE ELSE (VOL)      2      3      -      4      2       2     1      2      1
WLDN'T VOTE (VOL)     2      -      2      3      3       2     2      3      1
DK/NA                16     10     12     21     13      19    17     12     18

                                                         AGE IN YEARS............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl   18-34 35-49 50-64 65+

Kelly                32%    33%    27%    38%    52%     42%   31%    29%    35%
Thompson             52     48     49     45     22      37    50     57     43
SMONE ELSE (VOL)      -      1      5      1      3       1     3      1      1
WLDN'T VOTE (VOL)     1      3      4      1      2       2     1      3      2
DK/NA                15     15     15     15     22      18    14     11     18




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4. If the 2013 election for Mayor were being held today and the candidates were Ray Kelly
the Republican and - Bill de Blasio Democrat, for whom would you vote?

                     Tot      Rep       Dem    Ind        Men        Wom        Wht    Blk   Hsp

Kelly                34%      82%       16%    45%        39%        30%        44%    19%   27%
de Blasio            46        6        69     28         42         50         36     63    55
SMONE ELSE (VOL)      1        -         1      3          1          2          -      2     1
WLDN'T VOTE (VOL)     2        -         1      3          3          1          2      4     -
DK/NA                16       12        12     21         15         17         17     12    17

                                                                     AGE IN YEARS............
                     Brnx     Kngs      Man    Qns        StIsl      18-34 35-49 50-64 65+

Kelly                32%      33%       30%    37%        50%        40%        36%    26%   34%
de Blasio            49       49        50     44         24         39         47     57    45
SMONE ELSE (VOL)      1        1         4      -          -          1          2      1     1
WLDN'T VOTE (VOL)     1        3         3      1          4          2          1      4     1
DK/NA                17       15        13     18         21         18         13     12    19


5. 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%      56%       46%    50%        56%        42%        54%    36%   51%
Disapprove           42       37        44     42         35         47         37     52    38
DK/NA                10        7        10      8          8         10          8     12    11

                                                                     AGE IN YEARS............
                     Brnx     Kngs      Man    Qns        StIsl      18-34 35-49 50-64 65+

Approve              40%      43%       60%    50%        46%        54%        54%    41%   47%
Disapprove           48       43        33     43         49         35         39     49    42
DK/NA                13       13         7      7          5         11          7     10    11

                     Union HAVE KIDS....
                     HsHlds <18 InPubSch

Approve              38%      50%       46%
Disapprove           52       38        42
DK/NA                10       12        12

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
                     May 10    Mar 13     Feb 08     Dec 14     Oct 19     Oct 21 Jul 02
                     2012      2012       2012       2011       2011       2008*   2003

Approve              49        54         46         49         47         75         31
Disapprove           42        35         42         42         42         20         60
DK/NA                10        11         12          9         11          6          8




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6. 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%      88%        60%     69%         70%         63%    75%     53%      68%
Disapprove           23        6         29      20          22          24     15      33       23
DK/NA                10        6         11      10           8          13     10      14        9

                                                                         AGE IN YEARS............
                     Brnx      Kngs      Man      Qns         StIsl      18-34 35-49 50-64 65+

Approve              65%      64%        64%     69%         76%         63%    68%     61%      72%
Disapprove           21       25         23      26          10          25     23      29       18
DK/NA                14       11         12       5          14          12      9      10       10

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

                                                                               APPROVE.......
                                                                               High    Low
                     May 10     Mar 13      Feb 09      Dec 14      Oct 19     May 12 Jan 16
                     2012       2012        2012        2011        2011       2011    2007

Approve              66        64           62          66          66         71       52
Disapprove           23        25           24          24          24         17       34
DK/NA                10        11           14          11          10         13       14


7. 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              39%      35%        43%     34%         45%         33%    34%     49%      43%
Disapprove           34       34         34      34          29          39     33      32       39
DK/NA                27       31         23      32          26          27     33      18       18

                                                                         AGE IN YEARS............
                     Brnx      Kngs      Man      Qns         StIsl      18-34 35-49 50-64 65+

Approve              38%      43%        34%     41%         36%         41%    44%     36%      37%
Disapprove           38       26         34      39          42          33     36      39       29
DK/NA                24       31         31      20          22          25     21      25       34

                     Union HAVE KIDS....
                     HsHlds <18 InPubSch

Approve              38%      42%        52%
Disapprove           39       32         29
DK/NA                22       26         20

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


                     May 10     Mar 14      Feb 08      Dec 14      Oct 19     Jul 27   May 11
                     2012       2012        2012        2011        2011       2011     2011

Approve              39        43           34          33          39         37       31
Disapprove           34        31           37          34          33         24       21
DK/NA                27        26           29          33          28         39       48


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8. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bill de Blasio is handling his job as
Public Advocate?

                     Tot      Rep       Dem    Ind        Men        Wom        Wht    Blk   Hsp

Approve              48%      31%       57%    41%        51%        45%        42%    64%   49%
Disapprove           13       18         9     17         14         13         15      9    14
DK/NA                39       51        34     41         35         42         43     27    37

                                                                     AGE IN YEARS............
                     Brnx     Kngs      Man    Qns        StIsl      18-34 35-49 50-64 65+

Approve              51%      53%       40%    50%        42%        50%        48%    54%   43%
Disapprove           18       10        14     14         11         12         12     14    14
DK/NA                31       37        47     35         47         39         40     32    43

TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bill de Blasio is handling his job as
Public Advocate?

                                                                           APPROVE.......
                                                                           High    Low
                     May 10    Mar 13     Feb 08     Dec 15     Oct 19     May 10 May 21
                     2012      2012       2012       2011       2011       2012    2010

Approve              48        42         42         41         42         48         34
Disapprove           13        17         18         18         23         13         16
DK/NA                39        41         40         41         35         39         50


9. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Christine Quinn is handling her job as
City Council Speaker?

                     Tot      Rep       Dem    Ind        Men        Wom        Wht    Blk   Hsp

Approve              57%      31%       67%    52%        57%        57%        57%    63%   58%
Disapprove           23       46        16     27         26         20         26     20    16
DK/NA                20       23        18     21         17         23         17     17    26

                                                                     AGE IN YEARS............
                     Brnx     Kngs      Man    Qns        StIsl      18-34 35-49 50-64 65+

Approve              52%      53%       63%    61%        50%        61%        57%    54%   56%
Disapprove           24       23        20     23         30         14         21     29    27
DK/NA                24       23        17     17         19         25         22     17    17

TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Christine Quinn is handling her job as City
Council Speaker?

                                                                           APPROVE.......
                                                                           High    Low
                     May 10    Mar 13     Feb 08     Dec 15     Oct 19     Mar 13 Nov 25
                     2012      2012       2012       2011       2011       2012    2008

Approve              57        59         53         55         53         59         40
Disapprove           23        20         23         24         27         20         29
DK/NA                20        21         23         21         20         21         31




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10. Do you approve or disapprove of the way John Liu is handling his job as
City Comptroller?

                     Tot      Rep       Dem    Ind        Men        Wom        Wht    Blk   Hsp

Approve              41%      26%       47%    39%        43%        39%        33%    55%   47%
Disapprove           32       46        27     34         38         27         42     20    27
DK/NA                27       28        26     26         19         34         25     25    26

                                                                     AGE IN YEARS............
                     Brnx     Kngs      Man    Qns        StIsl      18-34 35-49 50-64 65+

Approve              42%      40%       34%    50%        40%        46%        40%    43%   39%
Disapprove           30       29        38     30         39         29         32     35    31
DK/NA                28       31        27     21         22         26         27     22    29

TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way John Liu is handling his job as
City Comptroller?

                                                                           APPROVE.......
                                                                           High    Low
                     May 10    Mar 13     Feb 08     Dec 15     Oct 19     May 11 Dec 15
                     2012      2012       2012       2011       2011       2011    2011

Approve              41        40         40         38         50         57         38
Disapprove           32        37         29         35         23         14         35
DK/NA                27        23         31         27         27         30         27


11. Do you think John Liu should resign as City Comptroller or not?

                     Tot      Rep       Dem    Ind        Men        Wom        Wht    Blk   Hsp

Yes                  26%      36%       22%    30%        26%        25%        34%    15%   28%
No                   45       31        50     43         50         39         35     59    44
DK/NA                30       34        27     27         23         36         31     26    29

                                                                     AGE IN YEARS............
                     Brnx     Kngs      Man    Qns        StIsl      18-34 35-49 50-64 65+

Yes                  26%      21%       26%    29%        32%        18%        28%    31%   26%
No                   40       48        43     47         37         48         47     44    42
DK/NA                34       31        31     24         30         33         25     25    32

TREND: Do you think John Liu should resign as City Comptroller or not?

                     May 10    Mar 13     Dec 15
                     2012      2012       2011

Yes                  26        33         28
No                   45        44         43
DK/NA                30        23         29




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12. Do you think Ray Kelly would make a good Mayor or not?

                     Tot      Rep       Dem    Ind        Men        Wom   Wht    Blk    Hsp

Yes                  50%      83%       41%    54%        53%        47%   57%    43%    43%
No                   34        6        42     31         31         36    28     41     36
DK/NA                16       11        17     15         15         17    15     16     21

                                                                     AGE IN YEARS............
                     Brnx     Kngs      Man    Qns        StIsl      18-34 35-49 50-64 65+

Yes                  46%      49%       42%    60%        58%        55%   50%    39%    55%
No                   28       39        37     32         21         29    40     41     26
DK/NA                26       13        21      8         21         16    10     20     19


13. How likely do you think it is that Ray Kelly will run for Mayor in 2013; very likely,
somewhat likely, not too likely, or not likely at all?

                     Tot      Rep       Dem    Ind        Men        Wom   Wht    Blk    Hsp

Very likely          16%      17%       15%    18%        20%        12%   17%    14%    19%
Smwht likely         43       49        43     39         38         47    43     41     44
Not too likely       19       19        19     23         20         18    19     25     17
Not likely at all    10        6        12      8         11          9     5     14     10
DK/NA                12       10        11     12         10         14    15      6     10

                                                                     AGE IN YEARS............
                     Brnx     Kngs      Man    Qns        StIsl      18-34 35-49 50-64 65+

Very likely          11%      16%       17%    18%        20%        12%   20%    15%    17%
Smwht likely         44       42        42     43         43         52    43     39     38
Not too likely       19       17        21     20         21         20    19     19     20
Not likely at all    16       11         7      9          7          5    10     13     11
DK/NA                10       14        14     10          9         11     8     14     14


14. 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           52%      57%       48%    58%        50%        53%   45%    56%    53%
Kept focus           41       38        44     36         44         39    47     37     43
DK/NA                 7        5         7      6          6          7     8      7      4

                                                                     AGE IN YEARS............
                     Brnx     Kngs      Man    Qns        StIsl      18-34 35-49 50-64 65+

Lost focus           57%      57%       38%    52%        65%        51%   47%    60%    49%
Kept focus           34       35        55     42         32         42    44     35     44
DK/NA                 8        8         6      6          3          7     8      5      7

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


                     May 10    Dec 14     Oct 19     Jul 27     May 11
                     2012      2011       2011       2011       2011

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

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15. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Michael Bloomberg is handling the public
schools?

                     Tot      Rep       Dem    Ind        Men        Wom        Wht    Blk   Hsp

Approve              29%      37%       25%    32%        39%        19%        33%    22%   31%
Disapprove           60       51        63     57         49         70         53     69    61
DK/NA                12       12        13     11         12         11         14      9     7

                                                                     AGE IN YEARS............
                     Brnx     Kngs      Man    Qns        StIsl      18-34 35-49 50-64 65+

Approve              19%      24%       37%    35%        17%        29%        32%    26%   26%
Disapprove           70       59        50     59         80         57         60     66    58
DK/NA                11       17        12      6          3         15          8      8    16

                     Union HAVE KIDS....
                     HsHlds <18 InPubSch

Approve              20%      27%       22%
Disapprove           73       62        72
DK/NA                 8       11         5

TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Michael Bloomberg is handling the public
schools? (*Low Approve also 25% Mar 2011)

                                                                           APPROVE.......
                                                                           High    Low
                     May 10    Mar 14     Feb 08     Jul 27     May 11     Jul 29 May 11
                     2012      2012       2012       2011       2011       2009    2011*

Approve              29        32         26         32         25         57         25
Disapprove           60        59         61         58         64         30         64
DK/NA                12         9         13         10         11         13         11


16. Are you generally satisfied with the quality of the public schools in New York City,
or are you not satisfied?

                     Tot      Rep       Dem    Ind        Men        Wom        Wht    Blk   Hsp

Satisfied            22%      25%       23%    17%        27%        17%        22%    18%   27%
Not satisfied        66       60        67     69         64         68         58     77    68
DK/NA                12       15        10     14         10         15         20      6     5

                                                                     AGE IN YEARS............
                     Brnx     Kngs      Man    Qns        StIsl      18-34 35-49 50-64 65+

Satisfied            18%      22%       19%    26%        22%        22%        29%    18%   17%
Not satisfied        74       63        65     65         68         64         63     74    65
DK/NA                 8       14        16      9         10         14          8      8    17

                     Union HAVE KIDS....
                     HsHlds <18 InPubSch

Satisfied            22%      31%       39%
Not satisfied        68       60        57
DK/NA                10       10         4




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TREND: Are you generally satisfied with the quality of the public schools in
New York City, or are you not satisfied? (*Low also 12% on Feb 2004, Mar 2002,
Apr 2000 & Mar 1997)

                                                                           SATISFIED....
                                                                           High    Low
                     May 10    Nov 23     Feb 25     Jan 28     Jul 16     Jan 28 Feb 5
                     2012      2010       2009       2009       2008       2009    2004*

Satisfied            22        25         30         32         29         32         12
Not satisfied        66        63         58         55         59         55         74
DK/NA                12        12         12         14         12         14         13


17. Is your opinion of New York City's public school teachers favorable, unfavorable,
or haven't you heard enough about them?

                     Tot      Rep       Dem    Ind        Men        Wom        Wht    Blk   Hsp

Favorable            51%      33%       57%    49%        50%        52%    52%       49%    49%
Unfavorable          20       38        17     17         22         17     20        18     22
Hvn't hrd enough     27       25        24     31         25         28     25        29     24
REFUSED               3        4         2      3          3          3      3         3      5

                                                                     AGE IN YEARS............
                     Brnx     Kngs      Man    Qns        StIsl      18-34 35-49 50-64 65+

Favorable            46%      51%       48%    54%        64%        44%    57%       56%    46%
Unfavorable          21       17        19     21         26         15     21        20     23
Hvn't hrd enough     29       29        30     23          9         42     19        21     27
REFUSED               4        3         3      2          2          -      3         3      4

                     Union HAVE KIDS....
                     HsHlds <18 InPubSch

Favorable            59%      54%       64%
Unfavorable          17       20        17
Hvn't hrd enough     21       23        16
REFUSED               3        3         3

TREND: Is your opinion of New York City's public school teachers favorable, unfavorable,
or haven't you heard enough about them?

                     May 10    Mar 14     Feb 08     May 11     Mar 18
                     2012      2012       2012       2011       2011

Favorable            51        50         47         53         54
Unfavorable          20        21         22         18         17
Hvn't hrd enough     27        24         26         26         25
REFUSED               3         5          5          3          4




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18. Generally speaking, do you believe the teachers' union is playing a positive or a
negative role in improving New York City's educational system?

                     Tot      Rep       Dem    Ind        Men        Wom     Wht       Blk     Hsp

Positive             44%      20%       53%    40%        42%        46%    36%       60%      49%
Negative             40       68        31     47         45         36     48        26       36
DK/NA                15       12        15     13         13         18     16        13       16

                                                                     AGE IN YEARS............
                     Brnx     Kngs      Man    Qns        StIsl      18-34 35-49 50-64 65+

Positive             48%      48%       35%    48%        43%        46%    47%       43%      41%
Negative             33       38        49     39         45         40     41        41       42
DK/NA                20       15        16     13         12         14     12        15       18

                     Union HAVE KIDS....
                     HsHlds <18 InPubSch

Positive             57%      43%       52%
Negative             29       43        35
DK/NA                14       14        13

TREND: Generally speaking, do you believe the teachers' union is playing a positive or a
negative role in improving New York City's educational system?

                     May 10    Mar 14     Feb 08     May 11     Mar 18     Sep 22     Feb 12
                     2012      2012       2012       2011       2011       2005       1998

Positive             44        44         47         43         46         48         45
Negative             40        43         39         44         41         29         32
DK/NA                15        13         14         13         13         22         23


19. Do you approve or disapprove of releasing to the public the results of evaluations of
public school teachers?

                     Tot      Rep       Dem    Ind        Men        Wom        Wht    Blk     Hsp

Approve              57%      69%       54%    58%        66%        50%    50%       59%      70%
Disapprove           35       27        38     36         28         42     42        36       22
DK/NA                 7        4         8      6          6          8      8         5        8

                                                                     AGE IN YEARS............
                     Brnx     Kngs      Man    Qns        StIsl      18-34 35-49 50-64 65+

Approve              61%      59%       54%    57%        55%        70%    60%       52%      51%
Disapprove           31       32        40     37         42         23     36        41       39
DK/NA                 8        9         7      6          2          6      4         7       10

                     Union HAVE KIDS....
                     HsHlds <18 InPubSch

Approve              49%      65%       64%
Disapprove           45       30        30
DK/NA                 6        5         5




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TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of releasing to the public the results of evaluations
of public school teachers?

                     May 10    Mar 14
                     2012      2012

Approve              57        58
Disapprove           35        38
DK/NA                 7         5


20. Do you trust the results of the recently released teacher evaluations or do you think
the teacher evaluations were flawed?

                     Tot      Rep       Dem   Ind   Men     Wom   Wht    Blk    Hsp

Trust results        19%      25%       19%   16%   23%     15%   14%    17%    25%
Results flawed       51       52        51    54    49      54    53     51     48
DK/NA                29       23        30    30    28      31    33     31     27

                                                            AGE IN YEARS............
                     Brnx     Kngs      Man   Qns   StIsl   18-34 35-49 50-64 65+

Trust results        18%      15%       23%   24%   13%     28%   21%    16%    14%
Results flawed       49       50        48    54    65      44    52     58     52
DK/NA                33       35        30    22    22      29    26     26     34

                     Union HAVE KIDS....
                     HsHlds <18 InPubSch

Trust results        14%      25%       28%
Results flawed       64       50        50
DK/NA                22       25        22

TREND: Do you trust the results of the recently released teacher evaluations or do you
think the teacher evaluations were flawed?

                     May 10    Mar 14
                     2012      2012

Trust results        19        20
Results flawed       51        46
DK/NA                29        34




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21. When Michael Bloomberg leaves office, do you think that the next mayor should retain
complete control of the public schools, should share control with an independent school
board, or should give up all control of the public schools?

                      Tot      Rep       Dem    Ind        Men        Wom   Wht    Blk    Hsp

Retain control        17%      25%       16%    13%        24%        11%   20%     9%    22%
Share control         60       57        60     64         55         64    64     60     53
Give up control       16       13        17     17         14         18    13     24     15
DK/NA                  7        4         6      6          7          7     4      8     10

                                                                      AGE IN YEARS............
                      Brnx     Kngs      Man    Qns        StIsl      18-34 35-49 50-64 65+

Retain control         9%      15%       21%    20%        15%        13%   16%    17%    21%
Share control         61       60        62     54         68         67    63     60     52
Give up control       22       16        10     20         16         14    15     19     18
DK/NA                  7        9         7      6          1          5     5      5      9

                      Union HAVE KIDS....
                      HsHlds <18 InPubSch

Retain control        13%      18%       16%
Share control         62       62        60
Give up control       21       15        21
DK/NA                  5        5         3

TREND: When Michael Bloomberg leaves office, do you think that the next mayor should
retain complete control of the public schools, should share control with an independent
school board, or should give up all control of the public schools?

                      May 10    Feb 08     May 11     Jul 16     Jul 26
                      2012      2012       2011       2008       2007

Retain control        17        13         18         29         28
Share control         60        66         58         55         51
Give up control       16        15         17          8          9
DK/NA                  7         7          7          7         11


22. Mayor Bloomberg wants to close a number of low performing public schools and replace
them. Which comes closer to your point of view; this is good educational policy, or this
is an attack on the teacher's union?

                      Tot      Rep       Dem    Ind        Men        Wom    Wht   Blk    Hsp

Good policy           38%      59%       31%    45%        47%        30%   50%    22%    32%
Attack on the union   44       30        51     36         37         51    30     63     54
DK/NA                 18       11        18     19         15         19    20     16     14

                                                                      AGE IN YEARS............
                      Brnx     Kngs      Man    Qns        StIsl      18-34 35-49 50-64 65+

Good policy           25%      36%       51%    37%        38%        46%   40%    35%    35%
Attack on the union   58       46        31     45         50         39    45     49     45
DK/NA                 17       18        18     18         12         15    15     16     21

                      Union HAVE KIDS....
                      HsHlds <18 InPubSch

Good policy           27%      47%       35%
Attack on the union   57       42        52
DK/NA                 16       11        13

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31. Have you heard or read anything about a series of blunders and some charges of
misbehavior in the city's expanded use of computers?

                      Tot    Rep    Dem       Ind   Men     Wom   Wht    Blk    Hsp

Yes                   30%    36%    29%       32%   33%     27%   35%    27%    27%
No                    67     61     69        63    63      70    61     71     68
DK/NA                  3      3      3         5     3       4     4      1      5

                                                            AGE IN YEARS............
                      Brnx   Kngs   Man       Qns   StIsl   18-34 35-49 50-64 65+

Yes                   27%    33%    28%       30%   33%     16%   33%    36%    31%
No                    69     63     70        67    64      83    66     60     62
DK/NA                  4      4      2         3     3       1     1      4      7


32. Do you think these things are the result of inevitable startup problems or a result of
a lack of proper supervision, or is that something you don't have an opinion on?

                      Tot    Rep    Dem       Ind   Men     Wom   Wht    Blk    Hsp

Startup problems       4%     5%     4%        3%    6%      2%    4%     3%     2%
Lack of supervision   34     46     32        35    37      31    37     28     35
No opinion            60     48     62        60    56      65    57     67     60
REFUSED                2      1      2         2     2       2     2      2      2

                                                            AGE IN YEARS............
                      Brnx   Kngs   Man       Qns   StIsl   18-34 35-49 50-64 65+

Startup problems       2%     4%     6%        2%    6%      4%    4%     4%     2%
Lack of supervision   31     36     32        31    47      24    35     37     39
No opinion            65     57     61        65    45      72    60     55     57
REFUSED                2      3      2         2     1       -     1      3      2

                      HEARD OF BLUNDERS Q31
                      Yes    No

Startup problems       4%     4%
Lack of supervision   67     20
No opinion            28     74
REFUSED                1      1




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