As the end of his term nears, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and his senior advisers have been exploring strategies that would allow him to remain in political life, including undertaking a campaign to overturn the city’s term limits law or making a bid for governor, according to two people who have been briefed on the deliberations.
Bloomberg to Explore a Third Term or Albany Bid
Mr. Bloomberg, as part of that effort, commissioned a poll in recent weeks to determine whether city voters would be open to lifting the term limits law, which forces him and other elected city officials from office after two four-year terms.
The poll found that even as voters approved of his performance as mayor, they would strongly oppose any attempt to undo the limits. Voters were receptive to the idea of a Bloomberg candidacy for governor, however.