FOR RELEASE: JUNE 11, 2014

NEW YORK CITY MAYOR’S APPROVAL IS UP, WITH RACIAL GAP,
QUINNIPIAC UNIVERSITY POLL FINDS
NEW YORKERS LIKE HORSES 2!1, "UT MI#ED ON FERRETS
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s job approval rating is up to 51 – 28 perent! but t"e gap
between approval by blak and w"ite voters persists! aording to a #uinnipia $niversity poll
released today%
&oday’s approval o'pares to a (5 – )( perent approval rating *or Mayor de Blasio in a
Mar" 18 survey by t"e independent #uinnipia +,-.N/u"/pe/ak0 $niversity and brings "i'
bak al'ost to "is 5) – 1) perent sore in a 1anuary 12 poll%
.n today’s survey! blak voters approve 22 – 1( perent! o'pared to 23 – 22 perent in
Mar"! and 4ispani voters approve 52 – 15 perent! o'pared to (5 – 28 perent t"ree 'ont"s
ago% -"ite voters are divided! wit" (1 perent approving and (2 perent disapproving% &"is
o'pares to a negative )6 – (5 perent approval rating in Mar"% &oday’s 25/point gap between
w"ite and blak approval o'pares to a 21/point gap Mar" 18%
Mayor de Blasio gets "ig" 'arks on "arater issues as voters say 58 – )) perent t"at "e
"as strong leaders"ip 7ualities! 56 – )( perent t"at "e understands t"eir proble's and 2( – 2)
perent t"at "e is "onest and trustwort"y%
8Blak New Yorkers voted overw"el'ingly to 'ake Bill de Blasio t"e 'ayor% &"ey
liked "i' in our last poll and t"ey like "i' even 'ore now% -"ite voters are still split! reating a
widening approval gap!9 said #uinnipia $niversity :oll ;ssistant <iretor Maurie Carroll%
8&"is probably is not t"e =&ale o* &wo Cities’ w"i" t"e 'ayor envisioned%
8>n all t"e "arater traits – leaders"ip! "onesty! and e'pat"y – de Blasio sores "ig"%9
New York City voters say 58 – 25 perent t"at 'edia overage o* de Blasio’s *a'ily "as
been *air! wit" agree'ent aross party! gender and raial lines%
?oters also approve 58 – 15 perent o* t"e way t"e 'ayor "as responded to news 'edia
overage o* "is *a'ily%
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8.n t"at dust/up between t"e 'ayor and t"e 'edia over t"e stories about de Blasio’s
wi*e! voters agree wit" bot" sides% &"ey say overage o* t"e 'ayor@s *a'ily "as been *air! but
t"ey also approve o* "is riti7ue o* t"e 'edia!9 Carroll said%
?oters approve 55 – )3 perent o* t"e way de Blasio is "andling ri'e! (5 – )1 perent
o* t"e way "e is "andling taAes and (5 – )6 perent o* t"e way "e is "andling t"e publi s"ools%
City Co'ptroller Bott Btringer ontinues to lead t"e job approval parade wit" a 55 – 12
perent sore% ;pproval ratings *or ot"er ity/wide leaders areC
• (1 – 15 perent *or :ubli ;dvoate Detitia 1a'esE
• (3 – 15 perent *or City Counil Bpeaker Melissa Mark/?iveritoE
• )6 – 25 perent *or B"ool C"anellor Car'en Farina%
H%&-'- (/? F'&&'.-
New York City voters say 22 – 22 perent t"at de Blasio s"ould not ban "orse/drawn
arriages! o'pared to 2( – 2( perent support *or arriage "orses in a Mar" 16 #uinnipia
$niversity poll% Bupport *or t"e "orses is strong aross party! gender and raial lines%
?oters are divided on w"et"er t"e ity s"ould allow residents to own *errets as pets! wit"
)6 perent supporting *errets and (2 perent opposed%
Men are *erret/*riendly () – )5 perent! w"ile wo'en are anti/*erret (2 – )2 perent%
.n politis! wo'en are "eld to a "ig"er standard t"an 'en! )6 perent o* voters say! w"ile
21 perent o* voters say wo'en are "eld to a lower standard! and )5 perent o* voters say it’s t"e
sa'e standard%
.n t"e workplae! wo'en "ave *ewer opportunities t"an 'en! 55 perent o* voters say!
wit" 2 perent w"o say 'ore opportunity and )2 perent w"o say t"e sa'e%
&"e ity s"ould enat striter regulations to "elp working 'ot"ers! voters say 56 – 1(
perent! wit" al'ost no gender gap%
8&"ere’s been a *lurry o* talk about wo'en’s rig"ts and voters agree t"at! in t"e
workplae and in t"e politial world! wo'en don’t get a *air s"ake!9 Carroll said%
Fro' 1une 5 – 6! #uinnipia $niversity surveyed 1!3)) New York City voters! wit" a
'argin o* error o* GH/ )%1 perentage points% Dive interviewers all land lines and ell p"ones%
&"e #uinnipia $niversity :oll! direted by <ouglas B"wartI! :"%<%! onduts publi
opinion surveys in :ennsylvania! New York! New 1ersey! Connetiut! Florida! >"io! ?irginia!
.owa! Colorado and t"e nation as a publi servie and *or resear"%
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1. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bill de Blasio is handling his job as Mayor?
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4ity 78hools 4han8ellor?
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$. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Melissa Mar!;<iverito is handling her job as
4ity 4oun8il 7pea!er?
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(. Do you approve or disapprove of the way 78ott 7tringer is handling his job as 4ity
4omptroller?
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,. ould you say that Bill de Blasio ; understands the problems of people li!e you or not?
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+. ould you say that Bill de Blasio ; is honest and trustworthy or not?
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11. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Mayor de Blasio is handling ; ta>es?
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1*. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Mayor de Blasio is handling ; the publi8
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1&. In general? how satisfied are you with the way things are going in 0ew 6or! 4ity
today@ are you very satisfied? somewhat satisfied? somewhat dissatisfied? or very
dissatisfied?
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1+. Do you thin! Mayor de Blasio should or should not ban horse drawn 8arriages from
0ew 6or! 4ity?
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0ew 6or! 4ity?
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*'. Do you support or oppose allowing 0ew 6or! 4ity residents to own ferrets as pets?
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**. Do you thin! news media 8overage of Mayor de BlasioCs family has been fair or unfair?
Tot Rep Dem Ind Men om ht Bl! "sp
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*&. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Mayor de Blasio has responded to news media
8overage of his family?
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#pprove $,% )1% (-% $(% $+% $,% $'% -)% ((%
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*+. Do you approve or disapprove of the 8ontra8t negotiated between the tea8hers and the
8ity? or havenCt you heard enough about it?
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&'. Do you thin! the new tea8hersC 8ontra8t is fair or do you thin! the 8ity gave away
too mu8h power to the tea8hers? or do you thin! the tea8hers gave up too mu8h power to
the 8ity? or havenCt you heard enough about it?
Tot Rep Dem Ind Men om ht Bl! "sp
5air 1,% 1*% *'% 1(% 1+% 1-% *1% *'% 1*%
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&1. Do you thin! the new tea8hersC 8ontra8t will result in better edu8ation for publi8
s8hool students? worse edu8ation or wonCt it ma!e a differen8e? or havenCt you heard
enough about it?
Tot Rep Dem Ind Men om ht Bl! "sp
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&*. Do you thin! the 8ity should offer 8ontra8ts similar to the tea8hersC 8ontra8t to
other unions or donCt you thin! so? or havenCt you heard enough about it?
Tot Rep Dem Ind Men om ht Bl! "sp
6es/Bffer similar *1% 11% *$% 1+% *&% *'% *$% *-% 1(%
0o 1$ *+ 1' 1, *1 11 *' + -
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&&. Do you thin! 0ew 6or! 4ity will or will not be for8ed to raise ta>es to pay for the
tea8hersC 8ontra8t? or havenCt you heard enough about it?
Tot Rep Dem Ind Men om ht Bl! "sp
ill raise ta>es &'% )'% *(% &)% &1% &'% &(% &'% *'%
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&). In the wor!pla8e? do you thin! that women have more? fewer or the same opportunities
as men?
Tot Rep Dem Ind Men om ht Bl! "sp
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&$. Do you thin! 0ew 6or! 4ity should or should not ena8t stri8ter regulations to help
wor!ing mothers?
Tot Rep Dem Ind Men om ht Bl! "sp
7hould -+% -*% ,*% --% -,% -+% -'% ,(% +'%
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&(. hen it 8omes to politi8s? do you thin! women are held to a higher standard than men?
a lower standard? or held to the same standard as men?
Tot Rep Dem Ind Men om ht Bl! "sp
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