New York City Would Prefer Bloomberg in Albany Over Washington

Governor Bloomberg

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Wow, the dramatic turn in the contest between giant personalities Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama has done the unthinkable: It’s knocked Bloomberg out of the presidential primary coverage! What a relief! Except now he’s snuck into political reports in another way: in the results of a Quinnipiac poll. Turns out a whopping 70 percent of New York City residents think that Bloomberg would be a good governor. That’s compared to the 52 percent who think he’d make a good president. Not that he can’t run for both; current governor Eliot Spitzer’s term runs out in 2010. But we already know this idea is on his mind. Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, makes a very good point (with two potential meanings) in her analysis: “Historical note: A couple of 20th Century New York governors have become President. No New York City mayor has.”

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