In this morning’s edition of The New York Times, Michael M. Grynbaum writes that former governor, George Pataki, has endorsed John A. Catsimatidis, the billionaire owner of Gristedes, for mayor of New York City. Grynbaum writes that the endorsement pits Pataki against former Mayor Rudy Guiliani.
Giuliani Ranked Best Mayor, With Koch, Bloomberg Tied
New York City voters support 69 – 26 percent Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposed ban on plastic foam food and drink containers, with strong support from every borough and in every group except Republicans, according to a Quinnipiac University poll.
The ban on large servings of sugary drinks is harder to swallow, especially among black voters who oppose the ban 60 – 38 percent. All New York City voters are opposed 51 – 46 percent, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds. Women are divided on the big drink ban, with 48 percent in favor and 49 percent opposed. Men oppose the ban 54 – 44 percent. White and Hispanic voters also are divided.
New York City voters approve 53 – 40 percent of the job Bloomberg is doing, compared to 56 – 37 percent January 17.
Rudolph Giuliani did the best job of any New York City mayor in the last 50 years, 31 percent of voters say, with 25 percent for Ed Koch and 24 percent for Bloomberg. David Dinkins and John Lindsay get 6 percent each with 1 percent for Abe Beam.