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November 2, 2009 @ 12:26 pm

Reading List: Thompson Trailing by 12 Points, One Final Push

Illustration by Roberto Parada

* A Quinnipiac Poll released this morning has Thompson trailing Bloomberg 38 to 50 — 12 percentage points. Last week, Thompson was trailing by 18 percentage points.

* The City Room has Thompson and Bloomberg gearing up for election day. The Daily News says they’re both pulling out all stops.

* New York magazine, which thinks that Bloomberg’s third term is all-but-official, says that Bloomberg will have a hard time working with the UFT.

* Michael Barbaro writes about the usual truth-stretching that seeps into campaign ads every election.

* City Hall News reports that the Bloomberg campaign believes it has neutralized the Working Families Party as a factor in the mayor’s race.

* The Daily News reports that there are still a significant amount of New Yorkers who don’t know who Bill Thompson is.

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October 27, 2009 @ 12:07 pm

Reading List: Pushing Past the Quinnipiac Poll, Bloomberg and the Press

* A Quinnipiac Poll showed Thompson trailing Bloomberg by 18 percentage points, but The Daily News says that by looking at what has happened historically, the race will likely be much tighter. In 2001, Mark Green had double digit leads over Bloomberg, but ended up losing the race by a slim margin.

* Christine Quinn has finally endorsed Thompson for mayor, though she didn’t make a big deal about it and said she thinks Bloomberg has done a good job as well.

* Bloomberg is worried about low voter turnout, reports the Times.

* New York magazine asks what does Rudy Giuliani want? “His appearance with Mayor Bloomberg reminded many New Yorkers of what they didn’t like about him.”

* Frances Villar is pretty angry about not being able to debate Bloomberg and Thompson tonight, reports City Hall News.

* Gotham Gazette has a series that evaluates Bloomberg record on several issues. Here’s one on the Economic Crisis. [Thanks Queens Crap]

* Jarrett Murphy takes a look at Bloomberg and the press. “While much data is online and press officers can be quick to answer questions, it is difficult even for reporters at major newspapers to get agency officials on the phone. “I rarely get policy makers, almost always flacks,” says New York Times columnist Jim Dwyer, using the slang for “spokespersons.”

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July 28, 2009 @ 12:03 pm

Reading: Poll — Bloomberg lead cut in half

According to a new Quinnipiac poll, Bloomberg is losing ground in his quest to capture a third term as mayor.

Via USA Today:

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is losing some ground as he vies for an unprecedented third term leading the nation’s largest city.

In a Quinnipiac Poll out this morning, Bloomberg leads top Democratic challenger William Thompson 47% to 37%. Though Bloomberg still has a comfortable margin, that 10-point lead is less than half of what the mayor had in the same poll in mid-June, when Bloomberg was ahead of the city comptroller, 54% to 32%.
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June 17, 2009 @ 10:27 am

Poll Shows Bloomberg Leading Over Thompson, Pollster says Term Limits Won’t Matter

A Quinnipiac poll released yesterday showed that Bloomberg is leading over Democratic opponent Bill Thompson, providing a different outlook than the NY1/New York Times/Cornell poll released last week.

We don’t dispute the results of the Quinnipiac poll as some do. November is a long way off. The exposure of Bloomberg, Quinn, and their co-conspirators is only just beginning. We hope our readers will forgive the mild obscenity, but the overriding of term limits has turned the old poker expression “money talks, bullshit walks.” on its head.

Here’s a PolitickerNY video of Mickey Carroll, Quinnipiac pollster (and former New York Times bureau chief), explaining why term limits many not matter:

Bloomberg and Quinn are walking and talking together. It will take some time and effort for the voters to understand just how important it is to see them driven from office.

The two miscreants have actually accomplished what some thought was impossible: they have given New York politics a worse reputation than it already enjoyed.

(Source: PolitickerNY)

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