Rock Hackshaw on a recent term limits poll:
When directly asked about the temporary term-limits extension legislation that the mayor (Mike Bloomberg) introduced to the New York City Council a few months ago, this poll once again reflects the findings of earlier polls done on this issue. The council passed Bloomberg’s legislation by a 29 to 22 vote on October 23rd, 2008; after contentious public hearings. Seventy-one per cent of the respondents were against the extension to three terms this time around, and twenty eight percent were in favor. There was no response or opinion from only one percent of the respondents.
Maybe the reason you are seeing -via various media outlets- Mayor Michael Bloomberg “kissing so many babies” in public lately, is because he knows he is in trouble on this issue. Observe that his public-relations machine has been in over-drive since the controversial legislation extending term-limits passed through the council. Babies, children, students and senior citizens are now Bloomberg’s re-election campaign tools: they are being featured regularly in mainstream media. They are being used. They are being played like you can’t imagine. The inordinate number of Bloomberg pictures being showcased lately is nauseating. Bloomberg’s people don’t think that some of us are aware of this. They have hit local media outlets also; the billionaire’s money is spreading like a bad virus. His re-election campaign began last October.
Quasi-Press Release: The Latest Poll Results On The Term Limits Extension Issue Is Now Available