Most New Yorkers Don't Want to Have Thanksgiving Dinner with Mayor Bloomberg
By Kiratiana Freelon on November 24, 2010 11:10am
By Jennifer Glickel
Fifty-six percent of New York City voters said they would not want to share a turkey dinner with the mayor, while 42 percent would, a newly released Quinnipiac University poll revealed.
Bloomberg had his best chance of giving thanks with Manhattan voters, who said they wouldn't dine with him by a narrow 51 to 48 percent.
Republican voters were split 49 percent to 49 percent on whether they would want to spend the holiday with the mayor, while Democrats were opposed 57 percent to 41 percent. Independents were also against dining with their non-partisan mayor by 56 to 42 percent.
"Happy holiday, Mayor Mike, but you'll still have to have Thanksgiving dinner with your family and friends — not with the voters," said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.
Quinnipiac conducted the same poll when the mayor was first elected and New Yorkers didn’t know him as well and got similar results, Carroll said.
"Sorry, Mayor, the numbers have improved only a bit," he said.