The Numbers Look Good for Bloomberg

It took some chutzpah for New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to suggest changing term limits law so that he could serve another term as ...
by | October 10, 2008
 

It took some chutzpah for New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to suggest changing term limits law so that he could serve another term as mayor. New Yorkers, though, don't seem to mind chutzpah, as Quinnipiac finds.

By a margin of 54 - 42 percent, New York City voters favor extending the eight-year term limit to 12 years so they can elect Mayor Michael Bloomberg to a third term, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

This compares to a July 16 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll in which New Yorkers opposed 56 - 38 percent extending term limits for four more years of Mayor Bloomberg.

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"Does this mean that New York voters like term limits less? No. It means they like Mayor Mike more," said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

Asked who they most want to see elected Mayor in 2009:

  • 51 percent name Bloomberg;
  • 9 percent choose Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz;
  • 8 percent want City Comptroller William Thompson;
  • 7 percent pick Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly;
  • 7 percent name U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner;
  • 5 percent pick City Council Speaker Christine Quinn;
  • 4 percent name Public Advocate Betsy Gotbaum.
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