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

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  FOR RELEASE: JANUARY 17, 2014

  BLOOMBERG A SUCCESS, NEW YORK CITY VOTERS SAY ALMOST 3-1,
              QUINNIPIAC UNIVERSITY POLL FINDS;
   INAUGURATION DAY BARBS WERE OFF THE MARK, VOTERS SAY
  Michael Bloomberg’s 12 years as New York City mayor were “mainly a success,” voters say
  64 – 24 percent, including 49 – 37 percent among black voters, according to a Quinnipiac
  University poll released today.
          Calling the Bloomberg era a success are Republicans 78 – 17 percent, Democrats 62 – 26
  percent and independent voters 68 – 19 percent, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack)
  University poll finds.
          Asked another way, New York City voters say 63 – 16 percent that Bloomberg “made the
  city better.” Agreeing are white voters 74 – 14 percent, black voters 50 – 25 percent and
  Hispanic voters 59 – 12 percent.
          But only 37 percent of voters say Bloomberg made life better for them and their family,
  while 21 percent say he made life worse and 37 percent say he had no effect on their lives.
          New York City voters say 61 – 18 percent that the criticism of Mayor Bloomberg on
  January 1, at the inauguration of Mayor Bill de Blasio and other city officials, was inappropriate.
  Voters from every group agree by margins of 2-1 or higher.
          “Mayor Mike leaves City Hall with good marks. Two thirds of New Yorkers think his
  12-year term was a success, that he made New York a better city,” said Maurice Carroll, director
  of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.
          “But only about a third of voters think Mayor Bloomberg helped them or their family.
          “They think – across party, racial and gender lines – that the Inauguration Day criticism
  of the outgoing mayor was bad manners.”
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  Quinnipiac University Poll/January 17, 2014 – page 2
       New York City voters say 50 – 42 percent that Mayor de Blasio should not expand bike
lanes. Every group is against expanding this signature Bloomberg initiative except Democrats,
who favor more bike lanes by a narrow 48 – 44 percent margin, and Hispanic voters who back
bikes 56 – 41 percent.
       By a wider 57 – 37 percent margin, voters say the new mayor should not pursue the old
mayor’s effort to limit sugary soft drinks. Even Democrats oppose the sugary drink limit 51 – 43
percent. Hispanic voters are divided, with 46 percent for the limits and 48 percent opposed.
       “New York City voters to Mayor Bill de Blasio: Don’t try to peddle any more
Bloomberg bike lanes,” Carroll said.
       “And let us enjoy our big sodas, voters say.”
       From January 9 – 15, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,288 New York City voters, with
a margin of error of +/- 2.7 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,
Iowa, Colorado and the nation as a public service and for research.
For more information, visit http://www.quinnipiac.edu/polling, call (203) 582-5201, or
follow us on Twitter.




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5. Do you think Michael Bloomberg's 12 years as Mayor were mainly a success or mainly a
failure?

                    Tot    Rep    Dem     Ind    Men   Wom    Wht     Blk    Hsp

Success              64%   78%    62%    68%    70%    59%    76%     49%    62%
Failure              24    17     26     19     20     26     16      37     24
DK/NA                12     4     12     13      9     15      8      14     14


6. Do you think Mayor Michael Bloomberg made life for you and your family better or
worse, or had no effect?

                    Tot    Rep    Dem     Ind    Men   Wom    Wht     Blk    Hsp

Better               37%   42%    37%    37%    40%    34%    47%     21%    34%
Worse                21    16     23     19     20     21     18      33     14
No effect            37    35     35     40     36     37     31      42     43
DK/NA                 6     6      6      4      4      8      4       5      9


7. Do you think Mayor Bloomberg made the city better or worse or had no effect?

                    Tot    Rep    Dem     Ind    Men   Wom    Wht     Blk    Hsp

Better               63%   75%    63%    63%    68%    60%    74%     50%    59%
Worse                16    11     18     16     15     17     14      25     12
No effect            13    11     12     14     10     15      9      14     20
DK/NA                 7     3      7      8      6      8      4      11      9


8. Do you think criticism of former Mayor Michael Bloomberg at the inauguration of
Mayor de Blasio and other city officials was appropriate or inappropriate?

                    Tot    Rep    Dem     Ind    Men   Wom    Wht     Blk    Hsp

Appropriate          18%   14%    21%    15%    24%    14%    15%     19%    22%
Inappropriate        61    69     59     64     61     61     68      57     47
DK/NA                21    17     20     21     16     25     16      23     31


9. Do you think Mayor de Blasio should or should not expand bike lanes in New York City?

                    Tot    Rep    Dem     Ind    Men   Wom    Wht     Blk    Hsp

Should               42%   32%    48%    36%    43%    42%    38%     41%    56%
Should not           50    64     44     56     50     50     54      51     41
DK/NA                 8     4      8      7      7      8      7       8      3


10. Do you think Mayor de Blasio should or should not try to establish limits on sugary
soft drinks?

                    Tot    Rep    Dem     Ind    Men   Wom    Wht     Blk    Hsp

Should               37%   27%    43%    30%    34%    40%    28%     43%    46%
Should not           57    67     51     63     59     55     64      53     48
DK/NA                 6     6      6      8      7      6      9       4      5



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