City Hall Dispatch: New poll show no one cares about new poll
Quinnipiac just released their latest poll on the '09 mayoral contest which seems to reveal that no one much cares about the '09 mayoral contest.
And why should they? Spring is in the air, the presidential election is consuming all the political oxygen, Water Taxi Beach opens in 2 weeks.
And despite a few months of real news since the last QU poll was released two months ago--the Sean Bell verdict, the council slush fund scandal, etc---no real movement in the numbers.
Police Commish Ray Kelly, who has said he is not and will not be a candidate, still tops the field, despite a diminishing approval rating among black voters. U.S. Rep Anthony Weiner, who has been upping his public appearances, is the choice of 16%, following by Brooklyn BP Marty Markowitz at 13 and comptroller Bill Thompson at 10.
Speaker Christine Quinn has suffered slightly with the council shenanigans, dropping from 13% to 10%.
Still, and we've said it here before--it's hard to picture the commish as Hizzoner. As we see it, he's Wesley Clark with a badge.
Regardless, NYers still seem to love Mayor Mike, giving him a crazy-ass 70% approval rating.
And many insiders tell us the real sleeper in '09 is some other billionaire businessman who can carry on the Bloomberg legacy, paying for the campaign himself and governing in a similar post-partisan kind of way.
Who that will be, however, no one seems to know.