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Portrait By Numbers: The Poll

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LAZIO HAS ISSUES

18% of voters still have no opinion of Rick Lazio.
30% say they don't know hispositions on issues.
7% with favorable opinionsof him say they like him because of hispositions on issues.

WHAT MAKES HILLARY RUN?
29% don't know why she is running for the Senate.
46% think Hillary wants to use the Senate as a stepping stone to the presidency.
42% believe Hillary is committed to serving New Yorkers.

COATTAILS
58% say Lieberman on the Gore ticket won't influence theirvote in the Senate race.

Issues by NUMBERS
Who would do a better job improving schools?
52% Hillary 35% Rick
Improving health care?
60% Hillary 31% Rick
Protecting Medicaid and Social Security?
52% Hillary 31% Rick
Lowering taxes?
48% Rick 27% Hillary

SENATOR RUDY?
49%say they'd vote for Giuliani if he were still running against Hillary.
42% say they'd vote for Hillary.
53% rate Rudy favorably.
34% unfavorably.
52%r ate Hillary favorably.
43% unfavorably.
45% rate Rick favorably.
36% unfavorably.

CHARACTER COUNTS
More ambitious?
55% Hillary
22% Rick

More intelligent?
59% Hillary
19% Rick

More senatorial?
45% Hillary
36% Rick

More honest?
44% Rick
28% Hillary

More likable?
45% Rick
38% Hillary

More out of touch?
38% Hillary
30% Rick

THE LONG HAUL
40% say their opinion of Hillary has improved during thecampaign.
42% say their opinion has stayed the same.
15% say it has gotten worse.

HUBBY, HUBBY
72% of city residentshave a favorable opinion of BillClinton.
64% have a favorableopinion of Hillary.
16% are tired of theClintons altogether.

LET'S DO LUNCH
Who would you rather have as a dinner guest?
49% Hillary 32% Rick

Who would you rather have as a friend?
39% Hillary 37% Rick

Who is more like you?
39% Hillary 32% Rick

MRS. PRESIDENT?
37% say they would vote forHillary if she ran for president.
42% would vote against her.
11% would definitely vote for her.
28% would definitely voteagainst her.

NEW IN TOWN?
32% say they hesitate to vote for Hillary because she's from out of state.
17% say they hesitate because she's never held elective office.

Six hundred likely voters statewide were surveyed from September 20 to 24 for New York Magazine. The margin of error is ±4 percent.


Related:

  • Archive: “Cover Story
  • From the Oct 15, 2000 issue of New York
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