December 18, 2014 - Police-Community Ties Keep De Blasio Approval Low, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Voter Opinion Of Rev. Sharpton Is Low Quinnipiac University Polling Logo
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New York City voters disapprove 56 - 36 percent of the way Mayor Bill de Blasio is handling relations between the police and the community and give him a 47 - 38 percent overall job approval rating, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

Rev. Al Sharpton gets a negative 35 - 48 percent favorability rating, down from a negative 40 - 45 percent in a November 18 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe- ack) University. Black voters have a positive 63 - 19 percent opinion, while white voters have a negative 19 - 71 percent view, with Hispanic voters divided 36 - 37 percent.

Rev. Sharpton is a mostly positive force in New York City, 44 percent of voters say, while 45 percent say he is mostly negative.

The wide racial divide continues in Mayor de Blasio's approval rating, with black voters approving 70 - 17 percent and Hispanic voter approval at 47 - 30 percent, compared to white voters' negative 34 - 56 percent score.

A total of 44 percent of voters are "very satisfied" or "somewhat satisfied" with the way things are going in New York City, while 54 percent are "somewhat dissatisfied" or "very dissatisfied." This is the lowest satisfaction rating in de Blasio's first year. Black voters are slightly more satisfied than white voters, with Hispanic voters the most dissatisfied at 62 percent.

"Police-community relations is the issue that defined Mayor Bill de Blasio's election bid, and seems to be-devil his first year in office," said Quinnipiac University Poll Assistant Director Maurice Carroll. "Black voters are slightly positive on how he's handling the issue, while white and Hispanic voters give him a big thumbs down.

"On race, it's deja vu all over again. De Blasio can't seem to close the gap between white and black voter attitudes."

New York City voters say 47 - 45 percent that de Blasio has strong leadership qualities, 52 - 40 percent that he cares about their needs and problems and 55 - 32 percent that he is honest and trustworthy.

He gets a small 46 - 43 percent approval rating for handling crime. His grades for handling other issues:
  • 46 - 36 percent for the public schools;
  • 47 - 41 percent for handling relations between blacks and whites;
  • 34 - 55 percent for handling the police department.
"What sort of marks does the mayor get for his first year in City Hall? So-so on leadership, good grades on honesty and on caring for the problems of his fellow New Yorkers," Carroll said. "Mixed grades for handling some critical issues." Carriage Horses

New York City voters say 67 - 22 percent that de Blasio should not ban horse-drawn carriages. This is the highest level of support for the horses since the Quinnipiac University Poll began asking this question in January. Opposition to the ban is 59 percent or higher among every group reported.

"New Yorkers are more opposed than ever to that issue that City Hall seems to care a lot about - banning horse-drawn carriages," Carroll said.

Voters approve 48 - 17 percent of the job Comptroller Scott Stringer is doing, continuing the year-long trend as the city official with the highest overall approval rating. But this is Stringer's lowest grade since he took office in January. Ratings for other city officials are:
  • 40 - 19 percent for Public Advocate Letitia James, her lowest grade this year;
  • 34 - 21 percent for City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, also her lowest grade;
  • 37 - 26 percent for Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina.
From December 10 - 16, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,374 New York City voters, with a margin of error of +/- 2.6 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              47%    23%    62%    32%    47%    47%    34%    70%    47%
Disapprove           38     70     23     52     42     34     56     17     30
DK/NA                15      7     15     16     11     19     10     14     23
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              53%    48%    52%    44%    25%    52%    45%    48%    44%
Disapprove           28     39     32     41     66     30     42     36     39
DK/NA                19     14     16     15      9     19     12     16     16
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bill de Blasio is handling his job as Mayor?
                     Dec 18  Nov 18  Aug 26  Jun 11  Mar 18  Jan 16
                     2014    2014    2014    2014    2014    2014
 
Approve              47      49      50      51      45      53
Disapprove           38      36      32      28      34      13
DK/NA                15      16      18      21      20      34
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way - NAME - is handling his job as Mayor?
                                    APPROVE.................
                                    Tot    Wht    Blk    Hsp
                                    
Bill de Blasio     Dec 18, 2014     47     34     70     47
Bill de Blasio     Nov 18, 2014     49     34     71     56
Bill de Blasio     Aug 26, 2014     50     36     65     55
Bill de Blasio     Jun 11, 2014     51     41     66     56
Bill de Blasio     Mar 18, 2014     45     39     60     47
Bill de Blasio     Jan 16, 2014     53     43     71     55
Michael Bloomberg  Jul 24, 2013     48     54     39     47
Michael Bloomberg  Jun 27, 2013     51     57     45     52
Michael Bloomberg  May 23, 2013     50     51     44     54
Michael Bloomberg  Apr 11, 2013     50     52     52     51
Michael Bloomberg  Feb 28, 2013     53     56     43     56
Michael Bloomberg  Jan 17, 2013     56     59     50     58
Michael Bloomberg  Nov 20, 2012     56     56     57     50
Michael Bloomberg  Aug 15, 2012     51     57     34     50
Michael Bloomberg  Jun 13, 2012     50     57     39     50
Michael Bloomberg  May 10, 2012     49     54     36     51
Michael Bloomberg  Mar 13, 2012     54     59     41     67
Michael Bloomberg  Feb 08, 2012     46     53     34     52
Michael Bloomberg  Dec 14, 2011     49     55     41     44
Michael Bloomberg  Oct 19, 2011     47     56     44     32
Michael Bloomberg  Sep 12, 2011     54     62     47     47
Michael Bloomberg  Jul 27, 2011     45     49     40     41
Michael Bloomberg  May 11, 2011     40     50     31     31
Michael Bloomberg  Mar 16, 2011     39     46     30     32
Michael Bloomberg  Nov 23, 2010     55     62     44     54
Michael Bloomberg  Jun 30, 2010     57     68     41     54
Michael Bloomberg  May 21, 2010     57     68     51     50
Michael Bloomberg  Mar 23, 2010     61     71     53     56
Michael Bloomberg  Feb 17, 2010     61     69     52     56
Michael Bloomberg  Aug 26, 2009     66     74     62     67
Michael Bloomberg  Jul 28, 2009     63     69     54     62
Michael Bloomberg  Jun 16, 2009     66     69     63     66
Michael Bloomberg  Mar 24, 2009     64     73     54     53
Michael Bloomberg  Feb 24, 2009     65     70     62     55
Michael Bloomberg  Jan 27, 2009     69     74     69     62
Michael Bloomberg  Nov 25, 2008     66     73     62     59
Michael Bloomberg  Oct 21, 2008     75     83     69     66
Michael Bloomberg  Oct 03, 2008     75     83     69     68
Michael Bloomberg  Jul 16, 2008     71     75     64     70
Michael Bloomberg  May 07, 2008     70     77     62     66
Michael Bloomberg  Mar 12, 2008     75     81     69     72
Michael Bloomberg  Jan 09, 2008     73     78     78     59
Michael Bloomberg  Nov 19, 2007     71     78     67     56
Michael Bloomberg  Aug 29, 2007     70     76     68     68
Michael Bloomberg  Jul 25, 2007     73     79     65     68
Michael Bloomberg  May 23, 2007     74     80     77     63
Michael Bloomberg  Mar 14, 2007     73     77     69     66
Michael Bloomberg  Jan 16, 2007     75     82     69     69
Michael Bloomberg  Nov 14, 2006     72     80     63     67
Michael Bloomberg  Jul 12, 2006     72     77     66     62
Michael Bloomberg  Apr 12, 2006     69     77     65     61
Michael Bloomberg  Mar 08, 2006     73     80     65     68
Michael Bloomberg  Feb 02, 2006     72     77     66     66
Michael Bloomberg  Nov 17, 2005     75     80     74     67
Michael Bloomberg  Aug 18, 2005     64     70     60     55
Michael Bloomberg  Jul 19, 2005     60     66     59     50
Michael Bloomberg  Jun 22, 2005     55     59     48     51
Michael Bloomberg  May 11, 2005     47     54     46     30
Michael Bloomberg  Mar 30, 2005     46     55     42     30
Michael Bloomberg  Mar 02, 2005     48     58     42     33
Michael Bloomberg  Jan 19, 2005     50     60     39     42
Michael Bloomberg  Nov 10, 2004     49     57     37     41
Michael Bloomberg  Aug 26, 2004     44     52     37     33
Michael Bloomberg  Jul 20, 2004     49     58     39     41
Michael Bloomberg  Jun 09, 2004     50     60     38     39
Michael Bloomberg  Mar 31, 2004     47     56     38     41
Michael Bloomberg  Feb 04, 2004     44     53     35     34
Michael Bloomberg  Nov 25, 2003     37     46     29     31
Michael Bloomberg  Oct 22, 2003     42     52     32     36
Michael Bloomberg  Sep 09, 2003     38     52     24     29
Michael Bloomberg  Jul 02, 2003     31     42     21     22
Michael Bloomberg  May 07, 2003     32     41     25     22
Michael Bloomberg  Feb 26, 2003     48     60     35     38
Michael Bloomberg  Nov 21, 2002     41     52     39     24
Michael Bloomberg  Jul 18, 2002     57     67     50     51
Michael Bloomberg  Mar 27, 2002     62     70     58     58
Michael Bloomberg  Feb 06, 2002     65     69     65     67
Rudolph Giuliani   Oct 24, 2001     79     --     --     --
Rudolph Giuliani   Oct 09, 2001     79     87     58     81
Rudolph Giuliani   Jul 25, 2001     50     63     25     43
Rudolph Giuliani   Jun 07, 2001     51     63     28     49
Rudolph Giuliani   May 02, 2001     50     65     25     44
Rudolph Giuliani   Apr 04, 2001     51     64     24     48
Rudolph Giuliani   Feb 28, 2001     54     70     26     47
Rudolph Giuliani   Jan 31, 2001     51     62     29     52
Rudolph Giuliani   Nov 21, 2000     55     69     27     52
Rudolph Giuliani   Aug 02, 2000     48     63     25     47
Rudolph Giuliani   Jun 14, 2000     49     64     13     40
Rudolph Giuliani   Apr 19, 2000     37     57      6     27
Rudolph Giuliani   Mar 15, 2000     43     62     13     39
Rudolph Giuliani   Oct 20, 1999     46     63     22     42
Rudolph Giuliani   Jun 17, 1999     46     66     18     36
Rudolph Giuliani   May 19, 1999     44     61     16     28
Rudolph Giuliani   Apr 08, 1999     40     57     12     35
Rudolph Giuliani   Feb 17, 1999     44     63     13     34
Rudolph Giuliani   Nov 18, 1998     60     74     30     57
Rudolph Giuliani   Jul 23, 1998     55     69     37     49
Rudolph Giuliani   Apr 08, 1998     65     79     47     62
Rudolph Giuliani   Feb 11, 1998     74     84     57     63
Rudolph Giuliani   Oct 29, 1997     68     80     47     73
Rudolph Giuliani   Oct 01, 1997     63     78     32     53
Rudolph Giuliani   Aug 05, 1997     64     78     42     54
 
 
4. 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              37%    27%    45%    29%    35%    40%    30%    41%    47%
Disapprove           26     39     20     32     28     24     28     25     19
DK/NA                37     34     36     39     38     36     42     33     34
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              49%    38%    35%    37%    19%    41%    39%    35%    37%
Disapprove           24     24     22     27     43     24     30     25     20
DK/NA                27     38     43     36     37     35     31     40     43
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Carmen Farina is handling her job as New York City Schools Chancellor?
                     Dec 18  Nov 18  Aug 26  Jun 11  Mar 19
                     2014    2014    2014    2014    2014
 
Approve              37      42      39      39      34
Disapprove           26      29      30      27      36
DK/NA                37      29      31      34      29
 
 
5. 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              40%    18%    48%    34%    39%    40%    25%    63%    45%
Disapprove           19     39     13     23     25     14     28     10     10
DK/NA                42     43     39     43     36     46     47     28     45
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              48%    45%    38%    35%    23%    42%    41%    41%    35%
Disapprove           17     15     15     22     37     16     20     19     19
DK/NA                34     40     48     43     39     42     39     40     46
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Letitia James is handling her job as Public Advocate?
                     Dec 18  Nov 18  Aug 26  Jun 11  Mar 18
                     2014    2014    2014    2014    2014
 
Approve              40      42      49      41      44
Disapprove           19      19      18      15      16
DK/NA                42      38      34      44      40
 
 
6. 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              34%    20%    38%    31%    34%    33%    24%    41%    45%
Disapprove           21     39     15     26     26     16     29     14     13
DK/NA                46     41     47     43     40     51     47     45     41
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              50%    32%    32%    31%    21%    40%    35%    31%    30%
Disapprove           15     20     17     23     36     16     21     21     24
DK/NA                35     48     51     46     44     44     43     48     47
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Melissa Mark-Viverito is handling her job as City Council Speaker?
                     Dec 18  Nov 18  Aug 26  Jun 11  Mar 18
                     2014    2014    2014    2014    2014
 
Approve              34      36      39      40      41
Disapprove           21      19      19      17      15
DK/NA                46      46      42      43      44
 
 
7. 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              48%    43%    53%    44%    51%    46%    53%    51%    39%
Disapprove           17     28     12     22     19     16     16     14     21
DK/NA                35     29     34     35     31     38     31     35     40
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              52%    48%    56%    44%    32%    42%    50%    47%    55%
Disapprove           18     19     14     16     23     19     19     19     11
DK/NA                31     34     30     40     45     39     32     34     35
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Scott Stringer is handling his job as City Comptroller?
                     Dec 18  Nov 18  Aug 26  Jun 11  Mar 18
                     2014    2014    2014    2014    2014
 
Approve              48      52      55      57      53
Disapprove           17      18      16      12      12
DK/NA                35      31      30      31      35
 
 
8. 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        4%     3%     5%     3%     6%     2%     4%     4%     3%
Smwht satisfied      40     25     47     32     38     40     39     44     35
Smwht dissatisfied   31     31     29     37     31     32     30     26     39
Very dissatisfied    23     41     18     27     24     23     25     25     23
DK/NA                 2      1      1      1      1      2      1      1      1
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Very satisfied        5%     5%     4%     4%     1%    11%     2%     3%     4%
Smwht satisfied      35     37     47     41     29     40     39     38     42
Smwht dissatisfied   36     34     29     29     23     33     32     32     30
Very dissatisfied    22     22     19     25     45     16     26     25     22
DK/NA                 2      2      1      1      3      1      1      1      3
 
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
                     Dec 18  Nov 18  Aug 26  Jun 11  Mar 18  Feb 11  Jul 02
                     2014    2014    2014    2014    2014    1998    2003
 
Very satisfied        4       6       6      10       8      18       7
Smwht satisfied      40      43      44      50      53      58      23
Smwht dissatisfied   31      31      27      23      28      18      32
Very dissatisfied    23      19      22      16      10       5      38
DK/NA                 2       1       1       2       1       1       1
 
 
9. Would you say that Bill de Blasio - has strong leadership qualities or not?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  47%    26%    60%    32%    42%    51%    34%    68%    51%
No                   45     69     33     60     50     41     60     25     36
DK/NA                 8      5      7      8      8      8      6      7     13
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes                  57%    51%    47%    41%    30%    51%    45%    47%    47%
No                   34     40     44     54     66     39     50     45     43
DK/NA                 9      9      9      6      5      9      5      8     10
 
TREND: Would you say that Bill de Blasio has strong leadership qualities or not?
                     Dec 18  Nov 18  Aug 26  Jun 11  Mar 18
                     2014    2014    2014    2014    2014
 
Yes                  47      49      53      58      56
No                   45      42      39      33      33
DK/NA                 8       9       9       9      11
 
 
10. 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                  52%    24%    67%    38%    51%    54%    41%    70%    53%
No                   40     68     25     56     43     37     53     20     37
DK/NA                 7      8      8      6      6      9      6      9     10
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes                  56%    55%    55%    52%    26%    56%    51%    53%    50%
No                   36     39     36     39     70     39     43     38     39
DK/NA                 8      6      8      9      4      6      5      9     11
 
TREND: Would you say that Bill de Blasio understands the problems of people like you or not?
                     Dec 18  Nov 18  Aug 26  Jun 11  Mar 18
                     2014    2014    2014    2014    2014
 
Yes                  52      51      53      59      57
No                   40      40      39      34      35
DK/NA                 7       8       8       7       8
 
 
11. Would you say that Bill de Blasio - is honest and trustworthy or not?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  55%    32%    69%    44%    54%    56%    50%    71%    56%
No                   32     59     20     41     35     28     39     17     29
DK/NA                13      8     11     15     10     15     11     12     16
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes                  61%    60%    60%    50%    30%    52%    56%    57%    59%
No                   25     29     27     36     58     34     33     32     26
DK/NA                14     12     13     14     12     14     11     11     15
 
TREND: Would you say that Bill de Blasio is honest and trustworthy or not?
                     Dec 18  Nov 18  Aug 26  Jun 11  Mar 18
                     2014    2014    2014    2014    2014
 
Yes                  55      59      66      64      62
No                   32      28      22      23      21
DK/NA                13      13      12      13      17
 
 
12. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Mayor de Blasio is handling - crime?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              46%    23%    58%    36%    47%    45%    36%    61%    46%
Disapprove           43     70     31     54     45     42     54     30     44
DK/NA                11      7     11     10      8     13     10      9     10
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              50%    47%    50%    42%    27%    45%    45%    47%    45%
Disapprove           40     41     39     48     63     44     47     40     42
DK/NA                10     12     11     10     11     11      8     13     12
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Mayor de Blasio is handling crime?
                     Dec 18  Nov 18  Aug 26  Jun 11  Mar 18
                     2014    2014    2014    2014    2014
 
Approve              46      47      46      57      58
Disapprove           43      43      46      30      23
DK/NA                11      10       9      13      19
 
 
13. 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              46%    28%    54%    38%    48%    44%    36%    58%    54%
Disapprove           36     55     28     44     35     37     42     25     33
DK/NA                18     16     19     18     17     19     23     17     13
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              49%    48%    44%    47%    30%    50%    48%    44%    43%
Disapprove           39     35     30     36     54     36     38     34     35
DK/NA                12     17     26     17     17     14     14     22     23
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Mayor de Blasio is handling the public schools?
                     Dec 18  Nov 18  Aug 26  Jun 11  Mar 19
                     2014    2014    2014    2014    2014
 
Approve              46      44      49      47      38
Disapprove           36      39      35      39      49
DK/NA                18      17      16      14      13
 
 
14. 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              47%    21%    60%    34%    49%    45%    38%    68%    48%
Disapprove           41     70     27     56     42     39     54     22     40
DK/NA                12      9     12     10      8     15      9     11     12
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              55%    48%    51%    43%    24%    42%    46%    50%    49%
Disapprove           33     40     39     43     63     35     46     38     42
DK/NA                12     12     10     14     13     24      8     12     10
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Mayor de Blasio is handling relations between blacks and whites?
                     Dec 18  Nov 18  Aug 26
                     2014    2014    2014
 
Approve              47      56      55
Disapprove           41      28      33
DK/NA                12      16      13
 
 
15. 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              36%    17%    45%    25%    36%    36%    30%    49%    31%
Disapprove           56     77     46     68     59     54     63     44     58
DK/NA                 8      6      8      7      6     10      7      7     10
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              41%    39%    40%    29%    17%    35%    33%    37%    42%
Disapprove           52     52     51     63     76     58     61     53     50
DK/NA                 7      9      9      8      7      8      6     10      8
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Mayor de Blasio is handling relations between the police and the community?
                     Dec 18  Nov 18  Aug 26
                     2014    2014    2014
 
Approve              36      47      46
Disapprove           56      43      44
DK/NA                 8      10      10
 
 
16. 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              34%    19%    43%    27%    33%    35%    28%    46%    34%
Disapprove           55     76     44     66     59     51     63     43     53
DK/NA                11      5     13      7      7     14     10     11     12
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              40%    34%    43%    28%    18%    22%    35%    39%    39%
Disapprove           50     54     47     61     72     62     57     52     48
DK/NA                10     12     10     11     11     16      8      9     13
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Mayor de Blasio is handling the police department?
                     Dec 18  Nov 18
                     2014    2014
 
Approve              34      43
Disapprove           55      44
DK/NA                11      13
 
 
17. 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            35%     6%    48%    21%    33%    36%    19%    63%    36%
Unfavorable          48     77     33     64     54     43     71     19     37
Hvn't hrd enough     12     12     13     11      8     16      7     12     22
REFUSED               5      4      6      4      4      6      3      6      5
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Favorable            46%    30%    43%    31%    19%    22%    37%    38%    38%
Unfavorable          34     50     43     55     65     46     49     47     49
Hvn't hrd enough     13     15     11     10      8     28      8     10      8
REFUSED               7      5      4      5      8      4      6      5      5
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Reverend Al Sharpton favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Dec 18  Nov 18  Aug 26
                     2014    2014    2014
 
Favorable            35      40      40
Unfavorable          48      45      44
Hvn't hrd enough     12      12      12
REFUSED               5       4       4
 
 
18. 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             44%    12%    57%    33%    42%    46%    23%    75%    46%
Negative             45     82     31     59     51     40     69     17     35
DK/NA                11      7     12      8      8     14      7      8     19
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Positive             57%    42%    48%    40%    22%    44%    46%    45%    40%
Negative             30     48     39     51     64     41     44     46     50
DK/NA                13     10     12     10     14     15     11      9     10
 
TREND: In your view, is Reverend Sharpton a mostly positive or mostly negative force in New York City?
                     Dec 18  Nov 18  Aug 26
                     2014    2014    2014
 
Positive             44      47      49
Negative             45      43      40
DK/NA                11      11      11
 
 
19. 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             33%    63%    20%    47%    41%    26%    56%     7%    20%
Too little           12      7     15     10     12     12      3     18     25
About right          34     15     44     22     31     36     23     57     31
DK/NA                21     15     21     21     15     26     18     18     25
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Too much             22%    32%    30%    36%    60%    24%    33%    33%    41%
Too little           21     12      7     13      7     16     13     13      8
About right          43     34     37     30     17     29     34     38     33
DK/NA                15     22     26     21     15     31     20     16     19
 
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?
                     Dec 18  Nov 18  Aug 26
                     2014    2014    2014
 
Too much             33      32      30
Too little           12       9      10
About right          34      39      39
DK/NA                21      20      21
 
 
20. Do you think Mayor de Blasio should or should not ban horse drawn carriages from New York City?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Should ban           22%    17%    25%    17%    22%    21%    18%    26%    26%
Should not           67     77     66     72     68     67     73     62     63
DK/NA                11      6     10     11     10     12      9     13     11
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Should ban           24%    21%    25%    19%    16%    22%    23%    23%    18%
Should not           68     67     59     72     78     63     67     67     73
DK/NA                 8     12     16      9      7     15     11     10      9
 
TREND: Do you think Mayor de Blasio should or should not ban horse drawn carriages from New York City?
                     Dec 18  Nov 19  Sep 02  Jun 11  Mar 19  Jan 16
                     2014    2014    2014    2014    2014    2014
 
Should ban           22      27      25      26      24      28
Should not           67      63      61      66      64      61
DK/NA                11      10      14       8      11      11
 
 
21. 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             8%     7%     9%     7%    10%     7%    10%     7%     6%
Good                 35     36     36     36     37     33     44     26     30
Fair                 36     35     38     35     34     38     33     42     35
Poor                 14     13     12     15     12     16      8     18     19
Very poor             6      9      4      6      6      5      3      7     11
DK/NA                 1      -      1      1      1      1      2      1      1
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Very good             4%    10%    12%     6%     6%    11%     6%     7%    12%
Good                 24     33     41     37     34     33     33     36     38
Fair                 39     37     31     40     33     33     38     38     33
Poor                 23     15      9     12     18     19     15     12     11
Very poor             9      4      6      4      8      3      8      6      3
DK/NA                 -      1      2      1      1      -      1      1      3
 
TREND: How would you rate the quality of life in New York City; very good, good, fair, poor, or very poor?
                     Dec 18  Nov 18  Aug 27  Jun 23  Jun 15  Jun 19
                     2014    2014    2014    2005    2000    1997
 
Very good             8      11       8      14      13       8
Good                 35      34      36      43      41      40
Fair                 36      38      35      30      36      38
Poor                 14      12      13       8       6       9
Very poor             6       5       7       4       2       5
DK/NA                 1       1       1       1       1       1
 
 
22. 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                 50%    41%    51%    52%    57%    43%    55%    44%    41%
Bad                  41     54     39     40     35     47     37     44     50
DK/NA                 9      6      9      8      8     10      7     12     10
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Good                 43%    49%    59%    50%    38%    53%    54%    48%    43%
Bad                  51     39     33     40     57     40     39     43     45
DK/NA                 6     11      8     10      5      7      7      9     12
 
TREND: Do you think race relations in New York City today are generally good or generally bad? (*High also 59% May 2008)
                                                             GOOD..........
                                                             High    Low
                     Dec 18  Nov 18  Aug 26  May 08  Jan 16  Nov 18  Apr 19
                     2014    2014    2014    2008    2007    2014*   2000
 
Good                 50      59      50      59      57      59      30
Bad                  41      31      41      32      31      31      63
DK/NA                 9      10       9       9      12      10       7
 
 
23. 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               18%    11%    20%    17%    23%    14%    15%    20%    23%
Worse                35     54     30     37     31     38     43     26     33
Same                 45     33     48     42     43     46     40     52     41
DK/NA                 3      2      1      4      2      3      2      2      4
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Better               17%    18%    19%    21%     7%    22%    17%    19%    16%
Worse                35     29     32     37     60     28     33     40     37
Same                 46     50     46     39     30     48     48     38     45
DK/NA                 1      2      3      3      3      2      2      2      2
 
TREND: Do you think race relations in New York City are getting better, getting worse, or staying about the same? (*High also 25% Jan 2007)
                                                             BETTER........
                                                             High    Low
                     Dec 18  Nov 18  Aug 26  May 08  Jan 16  May 08  Apr 19
                     2014    2014    2014    2008    2007    2008*   2000
 
Better               18      24      15      25      25      25      14
Worse                35      23      31      18      14      18      45
Same                 45      52      51      55      58      55      40
DK/NA                 3       2       2       2       3       2       1
 
 
24. In general, do you think race relations in New York City are about the same as other big cities, worse, or better?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Same                 28%    27%    29%    26%    25%    30%    28%    32%    22%
Worse                14     30     11     12     11     16     12     15     20
Better               48     37     51     49     54     43     50     41     51
DK/NA                11      6      9     13     10     11     11     11      7
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Same                 29%    31%    20%    30%    32%    30%    27%    30%    26%
Worse                21     12      8     13     23     13     12     14     16
Better               41     45     61     47     34     53     49     47     44
DK/NA                 9     11     11     10     11      4     12      9     13