December 29, 2014 - Hillary Is New York's New Year's Date Of Choice; Quinnipiac University Poll Finds Quinnipiac University Polling Logo
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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is the New Year's Eve date of choice for 37 percent of New York State voters, while 8 percent want to toast to 2015 with Gov. Andrew Cuomo and 8 percent want to sing "Auld Lang Syne" with Mayor Bill de Blasio, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. But 45 percent of voters say "none of them."

Clinton, New York's adopted daughter and former U.S. Senator, is the New Year's date of choice for 43 percent of women, 30 percent of men, 52 percent of Democrats and 45 percent of voters 18 to 29 years old, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University Poll finds.

Only 15 percent of Republicans pick Clinton, with 11 percent for Cuomo and 2 percent for de Blasio. Of course, 71 percent say "none of them."

"Happy New Year! Would you like to toast the event with the man in the Governor's Mansion? Very few say yes. The man in Gracie Mansion? Not too many takers for that either.

"Their favorite New Year's date would be the lady from Chappaqua," said Maurice Carroll, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

"Who knows? Maybe she can return the favor some day with an invitation to the White House."

From December 17 - 21, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,293 New York State voters with a margin of error of +/- 2.7 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, Iowa, Ohio, Virginia, 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.

24. Who would you most like to spend New Year's Eve with, Governor Andrew Cuomo, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, or none of them?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Cuomo                 8%    11%     8%     8%    13%     4%     6%    10%     7%     8%
de Blasio             8      2     12      9     10      7     15     10      7      5
Clinton              37     15     52     33     30     43     45     37     42     29
None of them         45     71     28     49     46     44     33     42     44     56
DK/NA                 1      1      1      2      1      1      1      1      -      2
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Cuomo                 8%     8%     8%
de Blasio             6     13      5
Clinton              34     39     40
None of them         51     37     46
DK/NA                 1      2      -