Friday, May 21, 2010

Latest poll results

From the Daily News:

The new Quinnipiac University poll out this morning shows Mayor Bloomberg with a 57% approval rating, down from 61% two months ago, as New Yorkers reject just about everything he's proposed to balance the budget (and some that he hasn't). That's his lowest approval rating in five years.

Firehouse closings, a goal Bloomberg has pursued for years? 88% of those polled say no. Close senior centers? 80% say no. Lay off city workers? 63% say no. However, 60% would support freezing city workers' wages, and 50% would furlough them to save money.

If you believe the poll (and it comes with a grain of salt after it blew the call on Bloomberg's four-point win last year), New Yorkers prefer tax hikes to budget cuts 45%-40%, and their favorite tax to raise would be the sales tax (42%).

The poll also found status quo on two issues likely to be considered by the Charter Revision Commission: 51% of those polled oppose nonpartisan elections, and 57% support a two-term limit for elected officials.

It also polled approval ratings on the other three citywide electeds: Comptroller John Liu led with 49%, Council Speaker Christine Quinn followed with 44% and Public Advocate Bill de Blasio had 34%.


Anonymous said...

How about the tax that was proposed in Albany, but struck down by Patterson. Anyone making over $1 million a year gets taxed an extra 8-12% on everything OVER that million.

Reasonable, if you ask me. I think billionaires should be taxed 80%.

Cue the retarded working class GOP apologists.

Mayor M. Bloomslut said...

I'm a poll dancer!

Anonymous said...

Reasonable, if you ask me. I think billionaires should be taxed 80%.

No, only Mayor Mike.

Anonymous said...

Are these people who took the survey total morons. A higher sales tax???

You mean people would like our city "workers" to treat sales tax money like an ATM and want to pay more for the things they need to live on.

How was this damn survey structured. Can't believe people are so stupid.


Anonymous said...

the 90% of New Yorkers who are poor and middle class don't have a clue that the sales tax is the most regressive tax there is and will hit them hardest.

They spend every penny they make on items subject to sales tax, while the billionaires dividend income goes untouched.

When the billionaires do spend big money, it is in places like Aspen and Bermuda.

Cav said...

Reasonable, if you ask me. I think billionaires should be taxed 80%.

A nice little piece of class envy psychological masturbation. But did it ever occur to you that it won't work as someone of that wealth would simply move to another state thereby denying the state it's tax revenue and you your revenge? No, that's not likely to enter the ossified dogmatic mindset of a progressive robot anymore than high taxes in NYS got us into this economic mess.
Nope, More taxes! Good thinking genius.

Anonymous said...

Ah, the old, "if you tax them, they will leave!" fearmongering argument.

Look up a little New York City history. Read about Fiorello Laguardia.

Nobody's leaving. You think Citibank and friends will leave New York? Think again, dummy.

Suzannah B. Troy artist said...

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Anonymous said...

Is it true that when asked if he would take a poll, Bloomberg bent over without hesitation?

Anonymous said...

Examining IRS tax return data by state, E.J. McMahon, a fiscal expert at the Manhattan Institute, measured the impact of large income-tax rate increases on the rich ($200,000 income or more) in Connecticut, which raised its tax rate in 2003 to 5% from 4.5%; in New Jersey, which raised its rate in 2004 to 8.97% from 6.35%; and in New York, which raised its tax rate in 2003 to 7.7% from 6.85%. Over the period 2002-2005, in each of these states the "soak the rich" tax hike was followed by a significant reduction in the number of rich people paying taxes in these states relative to the national average. Amazingly, these three states ranked 46th, 49th and 50th among all states in the percentage increase in wealthy tax filers in the years after they tried to soak the rich.

This result was all the more remarkable given that these were years when the stock market boomed and Wall Street gains were in the trillions of dollars. Examining data from a 2008 Princeton study on the New Jersey tax hike on the wealthy, we found that there were 4,000 missing half-millionaires in New Jersey after that tax took effect. New Jersey now has one of the largest budget deficits in the nation.

Anonymous said...

why do think high paid multi-millionaire hollywood stars like johnny depp and george clooney and pals moved to europe? they avoid U.S. income tax payment,but they expect you to pay for their lifestyles.

and they then give you libs advice on who to vote for in the U.S,and you do it.

they are all ill.

faster340 said...

NOT LOW ENOUGH! Should be 0%!!!!!

Ben Dova said...

Anonymous said...
Is it true that when asked if he would take a poll, Bloomberg bent over without hesitation?