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100-Democrat poll

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A random survey of 100 registered Democrats conducted at 72nd and Broadway on voting-for-Bloomberg guilt—and what it would take to change their minds.

All Respondents
Who are you planning on voting for?
Bloomberg . . . 48
Ferrer . . . 27
Undecided . . . . 25

Do you think of Bloomberg as
Essentially a Republican? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Half-Republican? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
25 percent Republican? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Really not a Republican at all? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Don’t know/don’t care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
“I know he smoked weed.” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

Ferrer Voters
Why aren’t you voting for Bloomberg? (Choose as many as you want.)
He’s buying the election . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Mayor doesn’t care enough about ordinary New Yorkers . . . . . . . . . . 8
Can’t vote for a Republican . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
All that money he raised for the GOP . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
I like Ferrer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
The whole stadium business . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
The GOP convention . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
(“The only good thing he did was ban smoking.” “People who own property are going to do better under Bloomberg, but people who want to buy property will do better with Ferrer.”)

Could Bloomberg still win your vote?
Only 6 said yes. “Pay back all the money wasted during the Olympic-debacle wining-and-dining.” “Make animal rights a priority.” “Give me a million dollars.”

Bloomberg Voters
Why aren’t you voting for Ferrer?
I like Bloomberg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Ferrer’s too much of a party hack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Worry that Ferrer will be Dinkins redux . . . . . . . . . . 9
No idea what Ferrer’s accomplished . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
I don’t like Bloomberg, but he’s done a
good job managing the city . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Can’t imagine a mayor with a seventies mustache . . . . 4
(“Because of the comment he made about Diallo.” “He’s unsure of himself.” “He looks like a ferret.” )

Could Ferrer still win your vote?
Only 7 said yes. “Give me the sense he’d be [even] more for affordable housing.” “A proposal that moved me.”

Do you feel guilty about voting for Bloomberg?
No . . . . 32
Yes . . . 7
A little bit . . . . . 7
Nope: if Dems want my vote, they’ve got to earn it . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

Undecided Voters
What are you waiting for?
A convincing explanation of what exactly Ferrer would do better . . . . . . . . . 12 A debate Bloomberg shows up for . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
The Times’ endorsement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
The Post’s endorsement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
A convincing explanation of what exactly Bloomberg has done wrong . . . . . .2 Another $50 million in Bloomberg ads . . . . . . . . . . . 1


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