From the NY Times:
Two years after Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg extended the limit on New York City’s elected officials from two terms to three, paving the way for his re-election, nearly three-fourths of city voters favor reversing his move, according to a New York Times poll.
The remarkably unified public support is a rebuke for Mr. Bloomberg, who overturned the results of two voter referendums when he asked the City Council to rewrite the term limits law in 2008.
Now voters appear poised to undo Mr. Bloomberg’s actions at the ballot box this November, when they will be asked to select limits of two or three terms.
If anything, the battle over Mr. Bloomberg’s decision to revise the rule has intensified public support for the original measure, which restricted most officials to eight consecutive years in office: in 1993, it was adopted with 59 percent of the vote. Today, 73 percent want it restored, the survey found.
Interviews with respondents to the poll show that frustration with the mayor’s aggressive tactics two years ago has influenced their views on the issue.
In a city where consensus on anything can be elusive, the poll revealed broad, bipartisan support for returning to the two-term cap: 74 percent of Democrats, 73 percent of Republicans and 72 percent of independents back it.