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NYT/Siena Poll shows Quinn leading mayoral race

A New York Times/Siena College poll released today shows that voters in the New York City mayoral race feel a candidate’s ability to understand the needs and problems of ordinary New Yorkers was the most important factor.

The poll shows City Council Speaker Christine Quinn leading the Democratic mayoral candidates, with 27 percent of Democrats supporting her.  Other Democratic candidates trailed her, with 18 percent supporting former Congressman Anthony Weiner, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, and former Comptroller William Thompson Jr., were each backed by 11 percent of Democratic voters, and 7 percent supported Comptroller John C. Liu.  Fifty-nine percent of voters say former Congressman Anthony Weiner deserves another chance while 54 percent of voters said the same for former Governor Eliot Spitzer, who is running for city comptroller.

Sixty-five percent of voters said that they wanted the next mayor to move the city in a new direction, even though most approved of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s job performance.


Favorable / Unfavorable Ratings











Christine Quinn 26% 26% 22% 25%
Bill de Blasio 23% 10% 22% 45%
Bill Thompson 23% 10% 21% 45%
Anthony Weiner 22% 37% 25% 15%
John Liu 20% 18% 19% 43%
Sal Albanese 6% 8% 12% 73%
Erick Salgado 3% 5% 11% 81%
John Catsimatidis 8% 12% 12% 68%
Joseph Lhota 8% 13% 16% 63%
George McDonald 5% 6% 12% 77%
Adolfo Carrion 6% 8% 11% 75%
Eliot Spitzer 28% 35% 24% 12%
Scott Stringer 14% 7% 18% 61%
Barack Obama 69% 18% 11% 1%
Andrew Cuomo 56% 14% 19% 11%
Michael Bloomberg 44% 39% 15% 2%
The New York Times/Siena College New York City Poll – July 18, 2013

Quinnipiac poll: Tough road ahead for Anthony Weiner with voters

Let’s get right to the numbers in the Qunnipiac poll taken before former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner announced his candidacy for New York City mayor: 49 percent of voters said that Weiner should not run. In the same poll, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn still leads the democratic field for New York City mayor with 25 percent. Weiner sits at 15 percent.

Click here to read more in a report by David Chen of The New York Times (subscription-based).

City Council schedules paid-sick-leave vote

The City Council will vote on the controversial and long-delayed paid-sick-leave bill on May 8. Under the bill, most businesses in New York would be required to provide employees with at least five paid-six days a year. It’s a measure business groups, including The Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, have long opposed. Nancy Ploeger, president of The Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, has said the provision that would require all businesses with more than five employees is onerous. She said the employee count should be raised to business with more than 50 employees, a number that would be in line with a similar measure passed in Connecticut last year. In an earlier piece written by Chris Bragg of Crain’s New York Business, Ploeger noted that  “the federal Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, requires only businesses with more than 50 employees to provide health insurance.”

“If it’s good enough for Barack Obama to define small business that way, it’s good enough here,” said Ploeger.

Andrew Hawkins of Crain’s Insider has been following the story. Click here to read more.

Quinnipiac poll: Corruption is a serious problem

82% Of New Yorkers Say Big Apple Is Rotten, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Quinn Slips But She And Lhota Still Lead In Primaries

From the survey released this morning: New York City government corruption is a “very serious” problem, 40 percent of voters say, while another 42 percent say it is “somewhat serious,” according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. Findings are similar across party, gender, race, age and income lines.

But 56 percent of voters tell the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll that New York City has about as much corruption as other big cities, while 18 percent say there is more corruption in the Big Apple and 18 percent say less.

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Crain’s: Sick-leave bill finalized

twitter-logoChris Bragg, reporter for Crain’s New York Business and blogger for Crain’s Insider, posted the following story on the City Council bill that would mandate five paid six days to full-time employees for businesses with 20 or more employees, Crain's New York Business logoa measure strongly opposed by business groups in New York City.

Click here to get more details.

Click here to read a statement released by the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce outlining its objections to the paid sick-leave measure.

Quinnipiac Poll: Christine Quinn well ahead in Democratic primary race

Quinnipiac LogoQuinn Close To 40% In New York City Dem Primary, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Voters More Comfortable With Gay Than Biz Exec Mayor

New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is closing in on the 40 percent target needed to avoid a runoff election as she leads the Democratic primary for mayor with 37 percent, more than three other candidates combined, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

Public Advocate Bill de Blasio has 14 percent, with 11 percent for 2009 Democratic mayoral candidate William Thompson and 9 percent for Comptroller John Liu, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds. Another 27 percent are undecided.

There is a small reverse gender gap as Quinn gets 40 percent of men and 34 percent of women.

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City Council Speaker Christine Quinn proposal to impose a 30-year cap on real estate taxes for landlords previously rejected by Bloomberg

Christine Quinn imageMichael Barbaro and Charles V. Bagli, reporters for The New York Times, wrote the following story on City Council Speaker Quinn’s affordable housing plan. Quinn is a leading Democratic candidate for mayor:

A centerpiece of Christine C. Quinn’s plan to keep housing affordable in New York City is a variation on a proposed tax subsidy for landlords that Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg forcefully rejected two years ago as an unacceptably generous giveaway to the real estate industry.

Aides to Ms. Quinn, the speaker of the City Council and a leading Democratic candidate for mayor, acknowledged that the idea had come from the city’s real estate industry, one of Ms. Quinn’s closest allies and biggest campaign donors.

But, the aides said, Ms. Quinn had altered the proposal in important ways since it was heavily criticized by the Bloomberg administration, and predicted that it could, over time, preserve the dwindling supply of apartments that are within reach of the city’s middle-class families.

She unveiled the plan in her State of the City speech on Monday.

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