NY1 POLL: 76% SAY QUINN SHOULD NOT BE RE-ELECTED
New York, NY. September 3, 2009. Yetta Kurland, who is now being acknowledged as having a real chance of winning the City Council race in the 3rd District, is encouraged by a snap poll conducted by NY1 and aired last night showing that only 24% of the respondents said her opponent Christine Quinn should be re-elected, and an overwhelming 76% said she should not be re-elected to City Council.
"It is more than a significant spread" stated Kurland. "At the same time people have already made clear that they want their elected officials to serve for two terms and only two terms. I believe they will make this clear for a 3rd time at the Democratic Primary on Tuesday, September 15th.
Yetta Kurland is running against Christine Quinn, who many say is having serious difficulties getting support for her bid for re-election due to her decision to extend term limits against voter will, her too-close relationship with Republican Mayor Bloomberg and the slush fund scandal which she is still under federal investigation for.
"We have not been polling, we have been talking to the people of the 3rd district, and what they are telling us is that they want change. They want someone who can stand up for them in City Hall to stop overdevelopment and be a voice for our community. I will be that person."
Kurland is running on a platform of restoring the voice of our community and has received dozens of endorsements from community leaders, democratic clubs, good government groups and local organizations.
John Phillips, Executive Director of the New York League of Humane Voters, the State's largest and most influential lobby for animal welfare, said "the 52% gap in this poll is greater than any margin of error that could exist. It's clear the people think two terms is more than enough and that Christine Quinn has got to go."