November 18, 2014 - New Yorkers Are High On Pot, Not So High On De Blasio, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Scott Stringer Has Highest Score In Big Apple Quinnipiac University Polling Logo
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New York City voters approve 71 - 26 percent of Mayor Bill de Blasio's decision to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana, but give the mayor an overall 49 - 36 percent job approval rating, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

Today's rating compares to a 50 - 32 percent job approval in an August 26 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University. The racial divide over Mayor de Blasio grows wider, with black approval at 71 - 14 percent and Hispanic approval at 56 - 27 percent, as white voters disapprove 50 - 34 percent.

City Comptroller Scott Stringer gets a 52 - 18 percent job approval rating, higher than any other citywide official, but down slightly from 55 - 16 percent August 26.

Support for decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana is 51 - 45 percent among Republicans and over 66 percent among every other party, gender or racial group. Even voters over 65 years old support it 66 - 31 percent. Support in the boroughs ranges from 65 - 31 percent in Queens to 84 - 14 percent in Manhattan.

New York City voters say 70 - 27 percent that decriminalizing simple marijuana possession will not lead to an increase in crime, an opinion shared by every group listed.

New York City voters give de Blasio positive character ratings, saying:
  • 49 - 42 percent that he has strong leadership qualities;
  • 51 - 40 percent that he understands their problems;
  • 59 - 28 percent that he is honest and trustworthy.
"It's a tale of two cities under New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. Black voters think the mayor is terrific. White voters don't approve. And the racial gap gets wider every time we ask," said Quinnipiac University Poll Assistant Director Maurice Carroll. "On personal characteristics - leadership, honesty, empathy - the mayor gets positive ratings."

"Voters overwhelmingly approve Mayor de Blasio's order to stop making arrests for possession of small amounts of marijuana, and they doubt that the decision will cause a rise in crime," Carroll added.

In an open-ended question, allowing for any answer, 17 percent of New York City voters say Rev. Al Sharpton is the most important black leader in the city, with 9 percent for President Barack Obama and 4 percent for U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel. No other official gets more than 2 percent and 56 percent are undecided.

Voters give Rev. Sharpton a negative 40 - 45 percent favorability rating, but say 47 - 43 percent he is a positive force in New York City. Sharpton has too much influence with de Blasio, 32 percent of voters say, while 9 percent say he has too little influence and 39 percent say he has the right amount of influence.

New York City voters say 54 - 30 percent that Mayor de Blasio will raise taxes, a belief shared by every group listed.

Mayor de Blasio gets his lowest approval rating, 39 - 35 percent, for handling the city budget. His approval ratings on other issues are:
  • 56 - 28 percent for handling relations between blacks and whites;
  • 47 - 43 percent for handling relations between police and the community;
  • 47 - 43 percent for handling crime;
  • 44 - 39 percent for handling public schools;
  • 43 - 44 percent for handling the Police Department.
Approval ratings for other officials are:
  • 42 - 19 percent for Public Advocate Letitia James, down from 49 - 18 percent in August;
  • 36 - 19 percent for City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, compared to 39 - 19 percent in August;
  • 42 - 29 percent for Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina, compared to 39 - 30 percent.
From November 12 - 17, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,164 New York City voters, with a margin of error of +/- 2.9 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 @QuinnipiacPoll.

1. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bill de Blasio is handling his job as Mayor?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              49%    15%    61%    45%    47%    50%    34%    71%    56%
Disapprove           36     76     24     39     40     32     50     14     27
DK/NA                16      9     15     16     13     18     16     15     17
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              47%    55%    58%    39%    28%    47%    51%    53%    43%
Disapprove           31     29     28     45     63     39     32     34     37
DK/NA                22     16     14     15      8     15     17     13     20
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bill de Blasio is handling his job as Mayor?
                     Nov 18  Aug 26  Jun 11  Mar 18  Jan 16
                     2014    2014    2014    2014    2014
 
Approve              49      50      51      45      53
Disapprove           36      32      28      34      13
DK/NA                16      18      21      20      34
 
 
3. Who do you think is the most important black leader in New York City?
                     Tot    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Adams, Eric           2%     3%     1%     1%
Dinkins, David        1      -      1      1
James, Letitia        2      2      3      3
McCray, Chirlane      2      2      1      1
Obama, Barack         9      3     14     19
Rangel, Charles       4      5      5      3
Sharpton, Al Rev     17     17     24     11
Thompson, Bill        2      2      1      1
Thompson, Kenneth     1      -      -      -
Other                 5      7      6      4
DK/NA                56     59     44     56
 
TREND: Who do you think is the most important black leader in New York City?
                     Nov 18   Aug 26
                     2014     2014
 
Adams, Eric           2        1
Dinkins, David        1       na
James, Letitia        2        2
McCray, Chirlane      2        1
Obama, Barack         9        5
Rangel, Charles       4        3
Sharpton, Al Rev     17       20
Thompson, Bill        2        1
Thompson, Kenneth     1        1
Other                 5        9
DK/NA                56       57
 
 
5. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Carmen Farina is handling her job as New York City Schools Chancellor?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              42%    29%    48%    39%    38%    46%    37%    46%    53%
Disapprove           29     40     23     36     30     28     30     26     22
DK/NA                29     31     30     26     33     26     33     28     25
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              45%    46%    36%    41%    45%    36%    43%    49%    39%
Disapprove           30     26     27     31     36     37     29     26     24
DK/NA                25     28     36     28     18     27     28     25     37
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Carmen Farina is handling her job as New York City Schools Chancellor?
                     Nov 18  Aug 26  Jun 11  Mar 19
                     2014    2014    2014    2014
 
Approve              42      39      39      34
Disapprove           29      30      27      36
DK/NA                29      31      34      29
 
 
6. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Letitia James is handling her job as Public Advocate?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              42%    26%    47%    44%    43%    42%    34%    65%    37%
Disapprove           19     34     15     20     22     17     23     11     19
DK/NA                38     41     38     36     36     40     43     24     44
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              32%    48%    46%    39%    38%    49%    42%    46%    36%
Disapprove           25     15     16     22     29     20     21     17     19
DK/NA                42     37     39     38     33     32     38     36     45
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Letitia James is handling her job as Public Advocate?
                     Nov 18  Aug 26  Jun 11  Mar 18
                     2014    2014    2014    2014
 
Approve              42      49      41      44
Disapprove           19      18      15      16
DK/NA                38      34      44      40
 
 
7. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Melissa Mark-Viverito is handling her job as City Council Speaker?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              36%    23%    40%    36%    36%    35%    30%    42%    42%
Disapprove           19     32     12     22     24     14     25     14      9
DK/NA                46     45     48     42     40     51     45     45     49
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              36%    39%    40%    29%    28%    47%    37%    35%    28%
Disapprove           17     16     15     22     35     14     18     18     21
DK/NA                46     46     45     49     37     39     44     47     51
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Melissa Mark-Viverito is handling her job as City Council Speaker?
                     Nov 18  Aug 26  Jun 11  Mar 18
                     2014    2014    2014    2014
 
Approve              36      39      40      41
Disapprove           19      19      17      15
DK/NA                46      42      43      44
 
 
8. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Scott Stringer is handling his job as City Comptroller?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              52%    39%    56%    51%    55%    48%    53%    58%    44%
Disapprove           18     33     12     20     17     18     18     15     20
DK/NA                31     29     31     28     28     34     29     27     36
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              51%    49%    55%    53%    50%    54%    47%    57%    51%
Disapprove           15     18     16     18     22     20     20     16     12
DK/NA                34     33     29     29     28     25     33     27     36
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Scott Stringer is handling his job as City Comptroller?
                     Nov 18  Aug 26  Jun 11  Mar 18
                     2014    2014    2014    2014
 
Approve              52      55      57      53
Disapprove           18      16      12      12
DK/NA                31      30      31      35
 
 
9. In general, how satisfied are you with the way things are going in New York City today; are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Very satisfied        6%     -      9%     3%     7%     5%     4%     8%     9%
Smwht satisfied      43     21     50     41     43     43     43     49     38
Smwht dissatisfied   31     36     27     36     28     33     30     30     32
Very dissatisfied    19     38     14     19     21     18     21     13     20
DK/NA                 1      4      -      -      1      1      1      1      1
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Very satisfied        5%     7%     7%     4%     3%     7%     5%     5%     7%
Smwht satisfied      40     44     50     41     29     51     40     52     33
Smwht dissatisfied   32     30     29     33     31     22     35     23     38
Very dissatisfied    22     18     13     21     37     19     18     19     20
DK/NA                 1      1      1      1      -      1      1      -      1
 
TREND: In general, how satisfied are you with the way things are going in New York City today; are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied?
                                                             VERY+SMWHT....
                                                             High    Low
                     Nov 18  Aug 26  Jun 11  Mar 18  Apr 11  Feb 11  Jul 02
                     2014    2014    2014    2014    2013    1998    2003
 
Very satisfied        6       6      10       8       8      18       7
Smwht satisfied      43      44      50      53      51      58      23
Smwht dissatisfied   31      27      23      28      27      18      32
Very dissatisfied    19      22      16      10      13       5      38
DK/NA                 1       1       2       1       1       1       1
 
 
10. Would you say that Bill de Blasio - has strong leadership qualities or not?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  49%    21%    56%    49%    46%    51%    34%    69%    60%
No                   42     76     33     44     46     39     57     26     29
DK/NA                 9      4     11      7      8     10      9      5     12
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes                  51%    52%    53%    43%    35%    49%    50%    51%    46%
No                   41     37     37     47     62     43     42     40     42
DK/NA                 8     10     10     10      3      7      8      9     11
 
TREND: Would you say that Bill de Blasio has strong leadership qualities or not?
                     Nov 18  Aug 26  Jun 11  Mar 18
                     2014    2014    2014    2014
 
Yes                  49      53      58      56
No                   42      39      33      33
DK/NA                 9       9       9      11
 
 
11. Would you say that Bill de Blasio - understands the problems of people like you or not?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  51%    24%    62%    44%    50%    52%    41%    70%    55%
No                   40     72     29     48     43     39     53     25     33
DK/NA                 8      3      9      9      7      9      6      5     12
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes                  58%    54%    59%    43%    29%    43%    55%    55%    48%
No                   34     37     33     47     70     47     39     37     41
DK/NA                 7      9      9     10      1     11      6      8     11
 
TREND: Would you say that Bill de Blasio understands the problems of people like you or not?
                     Nov 18  Aug 26  Jun 11  Mar 18
                     2014    2014    2014    2014
 
Yes                  51      53      59      57
No                   40      39      34      35
DK/NA                 8       8       7       8
 
 
12. Would you say that Bill de Blasio - is honest and trustworthy or not?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  59%    34%    70%    52%    59%    59%    52%    72%    62%
No                   28     53     17     34     31     25     35     20     21
DK/NA                13     13     12     14      9     16     13      8     17
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes                  58%    61%    67%    56%    41%    52%    59%    64%    61%
No                   28     26     21     29     47     38     25     26     25
DK/NA                14     13     12     14     11     10     15     10     15
 
TREND: Would you say that Bill de Blasio is honest and trustworthy or not?
                     Nov 18  Aug 26  Jun 11  Mar 18
                     2014    2014    2014    2014
 
Yes                  59      66      64      62
No                   28      22      23      21
DK/NA                13      12      13      17
 
 
13. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Mayor de Blasio is handling - crime?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              47%    21%    55%    44%    47%    47%    37%    64%    52%
Disapprove           43     73     33     46     46     40     53     29     33
DK/NA                10      6     11      9      8     13     10      7     15
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              48%    48%    52%    42%    38%    44%    49%    50%    44%
Disapprove           41     42     35     48     58     47     42     41     42
DK/NA                11     10     13     10      4      9      9     10     14
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Mayor de Blasio is handling crime?
                     Nov 18  Aug 26  Jun 11  Mar 18
                     2014    2014    2014    2014
 
Approve              47      46      57      58
Disapprove           43      46      30      23
DK/NA                10       9      13      19
 
 
14. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Mayor de Blasio is handling - the public schools?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              44%    27%    53%    38%    42%    46%    38%    57%    44%
Disapprove           39     57     31     46     40     39     41     31     40
DK/NA                17     15     16     16     19     15     21     12     16
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              48%    50%    40%    41%    37%    46%    41%    52%    42%
Disapprove           37     35     35     45     54     41     42     34     40
DK/NA                15     15     25     14     10     14     17     14     19
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Mayor de Blasio is handling the public schools?
                     Nov 18  Aug 26  Jun 11  Mar 19
                     2014    2014    2014    2014
 
Approve              44      49      47      38
Disapprove           39      35      39      49
DK/NA                17      16      14      13
 
 
15. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Mayor de Blasio is handling - relations between blacks and whites?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              56%    35%    64%    56%    57%    56%    50%    68%    58%
Disapprove           28     49     20     32     30     26     37     18     24
DK/NA                16     16     17     12     13     18     13     14     18
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              56%    62%    57%    52%    39%    58%    60%    57%    49%
Disapprove           22     23     28     30     53     28     24     29     32
DK/NA                21     14     15     17      9     14     16     14     19
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Mayor de Blasio is handling relations between blacks and whites?
                     Nov 18  Aug 26
                     2014    2014
 
Approve              56      55
Disapprove           28      33
DK/NA                16      13
 
 
16. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Mayor de Blasio is handling - relations between the police and the community?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              47%    20%    55%    47%    46%    48%    41%    56%    50%
Disapprove           43     68     36     44     46     41     49     37     40
DK/NA                10     12      9      9      8     12     10      7     10
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              45%    49%    52%    46%    34%    47%    52%    47%    42%
Disapprove           47     41     37     43     61     47     39     42     46
DK/NA                 8     10     12     11      6      6      9     12     11
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Mayor de Blasio is handling relations between the police and the community?
                     Nov 18  Aug 26
                     2014    2014
 
Approve              47      46
Disapprove           43      44
DK/NA                10      10
 
 
17. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Mayor de Blasio is handling - the city budget?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              39%    22%    46%    34%    40%    38%    30%    56%    42%
Disapprove           35     57     27     41     36     34     41     25     33
DK/NA                26     21     26     25     24     28     30     19     26
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              37%    43%    39%    36%    35%    34%    42%    44%    34%
Disapprove           35     35     33     38     37     46     38     30     29
DK/NA                28     22     29     26     28     20     20     26     37
 
 
18. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Mayor de Blasio is handling - the police department?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              43%    22%    52%    40%    43%    44%    36%    52%    50%
Disapprove           44     69     35     48     46     43     51     37     38
DK/NA                13      9     13     13     12     13     13     11     13
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              42%    39%    55%    39%    40%    34%    44%    49%    41%
Disapprove           46     48     31     47     55     53     43     39     44
DK/NA                12     13     14     14      6     12     12     12     15
 
 
19. Do you think Mayor de Blasio will raise taxes or don't you think so?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  54%    72%    45%    62%    57%    50%    61%    44%    50%
No                   30     15     35     27     29     31     24     39     31
DK/NA                17     13     19     11     14     19     15     17     18
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes                  49%    49%    54%    56%    72%    59%    58%    46%    51%
No                   33     33     30     27     19     31     29     33     28
DK/NA                18     18     16     17      9     10     14     21     20
 
 
20. Is your opinion of Reverend Al Sharpton favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            40%    15%    52%    30%    36%    42%    21%    69%    43%
Unfavorable          45     79     32     54     50     40     66     19     30
Hvn't hrd enough     12      6     12     14     10     14      8     10     24
REFUSED               4      1      5      3      4      4      4      3      4
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Favorable            44%    40%    47%    35%    16%    29%    43%    45%    37%
Unfavorable          35     41     42     50     73     32     46     43     51
Hvn't hrd enough     18     16      7     10      4     33      7      9      7
REFUSED               3      3      3      5      6      5      4      3      5
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Reverend Al Sharpton favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Nov 18  Aug 26
                     2014    2014
 
Favorable            40      40
Unfavorable          45      44
Hvn't hrd enough     12      12
REFUSED               4       4
 
 
21. In your view, is Reverend Sharpton a mostly positive or mostly negative force in New York City?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Positive             47%    16%    59%    39%    44%    49%    28%    79%    50%
Negative             43     81     29     52     48     38     64     14     32
DK/NA                11      3     12      9      7     13      8      7     18
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Positive             51%    49%    54%    42%    20%    53%    47%    48%    42%
Negative             41     40     36     46     67     33     43     41     49
DK/NA                 8     11     10     11     14     14      9     11      9
 
TREND: In your view, is Reverend Sharpton a mostly positive or mostly negative force in New York City?
                     Nov 18  Aug 26
                     2014    2014
 
Positive             47      49
Negative             43      40
DK/NA                11      11
 
 
22. Do you think Reverend Sharpton has too much influence with Mayor de Blasio, too little influence, or about the right amount of influence with Mayor de Blasio?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Too much             32%    66%    21%    37%    37%    27%    53%     9%    15%
Too little            9      6     11      6      7     11      4     11     19
About right          39     10     50     36     39     39     23     67     42
DK/NA                20     18     18     21     17     23     20     12     24
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Too much             27%    25%    26%    38%    66%    26%    28%    32%    39%
Too little           16     10      9      5      6     11     10      9      8
About right          33     44     44     38     19     39     44     40     35
DK/NA                23     21     21     19      9     25     19     19     18
 
TREND: Do you think Reverend Sharpton has too much influence with Mayor de Blasio too little influence, or about the right amount of influence with Mayor de Blasio?
                     Nov 18  Aug 26
                     2014    2014
 
Too much             32      30
Too little            9      10
About right          39      39
DK/NA                20      21
 
 
23. Who do you think has more influence with Mayor de Blasio, Reverend Sharpton or Police Commissioner Bratton?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Reverend Sharpton    31%    61%    25%    32%    34%    29%    40%    21%    28%
Police Comm Bratton  49     19     57     48     50     48     39     63     52
DK/NA                20     20     18     20     16     22     21     17     21
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Reverend Sharpton    29%    29%    22%    37%    56%    32%    29%    29%    36%
Police Comm Bratton  56     47     54     47     34     46     56     50     41
DK/NA                15     24     24     16     10     22     14     22     22
 
TREND: Who do you think has more influence with Mayor de Blasio, Reverend Sharpton or Police Commissioner Bratton?
                     Nov 18  Aug 26
                     2014    2014
 
Reverend Sharpton    31      25
Police Comm Bratton  49      54
DK/NA                20      21
 
 
25. How would you rate the quality of life in New York City; very good, good, fair, poor, or very poor?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Very good            11%     8%    13%     8%    13%     9%    12%    10%    12%
Good                 34     32     35     34     36     32     42     32     24
Fair                 38     45     34     44     39     37     34     44     38
Poor                 12     12     12     12      9     15      8      8     19
Very poor             5      3      6      2      3      6      3      5      8
DK/NA                 1      1      -      1      -      1      1      1      -
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Very good             7%    10%    20%     8%     2%     8%    11%    10%    13%
Good                 29     36     36     31     36     37     30     33     38
Fair                 37     39     33     41     41     42     39     39     32
Poor                 17     10      8     15     15     10     15     11     11
Very poor            10      4      2      4      6      4      5      6      4
DK/NA                 1      1      -      1      1      -      -      1      2
 
TREND: How would you rate the quality of life in New York City; very good, good, fair, poor, or very poor?
                     Nov 18  Aug 27  Jun 23  Jun 15  Jun 19
                     2014    2014    2005    2000    1997
 
Very good            11       8      14      13       8
Good                 34      36      43      41      40
Fair                 38      35      30      36      38
Poor                 12      13       8       6       9
Very poor             5       7       4       2       5
DK/NA                 1       1       1       1       1
 
 
26. Do you think race relations in New York City today are generally good or generally bad?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Good                 59%    55%    60%    61%    65%    53%    65%    58%    52%
Bad                  31     35     30     30     29     33     28     28     39
DK/NA                10     10     10      9      6     13      8     14      8
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Good                 54%    60%    67%    56%    40%    66%    59%    56%    57%
Bad                  36     28     27     31     50     26     35     30     31
DK/NA                10     12      6     13     10      8      6     14     12
 
TREND: Do you think race relations in New York City today are generally good or generally bad?
                     Nov 18  Aug 26  May 08  Jan 16  Jun 15  Apr 19  Apr 08
                     2014    2014    2008    2007    2000    2000    1999
 
Good                 59      50      59      57      37      30      35
Bad                  31      41      32      31      55      63      53
DK/NA                10       9       9      12       9       7      12
 
 
27. Do you think race relations in New York City are getting better, getting worse, or staying about the same?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Better               24%    14%    27%    21%    24%    24%    21%    27%    31%
Worse                23     44     15     25     22     23     27     16     21
Same                 52     39     55     54     52     51     50     55     48
DK/NA                 2      3      2      1      2      2      2      1      -
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Better               20%    26%    26%    24%    15%    31%    23%    21%    24%
Worse                24     24     20     18     38     16     26     22     22
Same                 55     48     53     55     48     51     50     55     52
DK/NA                 1      2      1      3      -      2      1      2      1
 
TREND: Do you think race relations in New York City are getting better, getting worse, or staying about the same?
                     Nov 18  Aug 26  May 08  Jan 16  Jun 15  Apr 19  Apr 08
                     2014    2014    2008    2007    2000    2000    1999
 
Better               24      15      25      25      18      14      19
Worse                23      31      18      14      28      45      34
Same                 52      51      55      58      53      40      44
DK/NA                 2       2       2       3       1       1       3
 
 
61. Do you support or oppose Mayor de Blasio's decision to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana, so that people found to be carrying small amounts of marijuana could get a summons, similar to a traffic ticket, rather than being arrested?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Support              71%    51%    74%    77%    73%    69%    70%    80%    67%
Oppose               26     45     24     20     23     28     27     17     31
DK/NA                 3      4      2      4      4      3      3      3      2
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Support              71%    66%    84%    65%    68%    68%    74%    74%    66%
Oppose               25     30     14     31     28     27     24     22     31
DK/NA                 4      4      1      4      4      6      3      4      2
 
 
62. Do you think decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana will lead to an increase in crime or don't you think so?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  27%    44%    24%    23%    24%    29%    27%    26%    30%
No                   70     51     72     75     73     67     69     73     67
DK/NA                 4      5      4      2      3      5      4      1      4
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes                  32%    31%    15%    27%    32%    24%    27%    25%    27%
No                   65     63     83     69     66     74     71     71     66
DK/NA                 3      5      2      5      2      2      2      4      7
 
 

Demographic Summary