March 1, 2017 - New York City Mayor Gets Worst Grades On Corruption, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; 96% Say Homelessness Is Serious Problem Quinnipiac University Polling Logo
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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio gets his lowest grades for handling political corruption as voters disapprove 52 - 28 percent of the way he is handling this issue, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. A total of 82 percent of voters say political corruption is a "very serious" or "somewhat serious" problem.

Voters also say 57 - 31 percent that Mayor de Blasio's decision to seek contributions to pay for his legal defense is an ethical problem, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University Poll finds.

The mayor does favors for developers who make political contributions to campaigns in which he is involved, voters say 50 - 29 percent. But 50 percent of those who say the mayor does favors say these actions are unethical, but not illegal. Only 33 percent of those who say the mayor does favors say this action is illegal.

Approval ratings for Mayor de Blasio's handling of other issues are:
  • 54 - 39 percent approval for handling crime;
  • 44 - 42 percent split approval for handling public schools'
  • 54 - 34 percent approval for handling relations between blacks and whites;
  • 48 - 45 percent split approval for handling relations between police and the community;
  • 40 - 39 percent split approval for handling the city budget;
  • Negative 36 - 55 percent approval for handling poverty and homelessness.
Half of New York City voters - 51 percent - say they can't afford to live in the city. But only 32 percent say they would leave the city if they could, while 66 percent say they would stay. There is little difference among black, white or Hispanic voters on the stay-or-go decision.

"Mayor Bill de Blasio's asking for contributions to help pay his lawyers raises ethical questions, New York voters think. It's a political question, too, in this reelection year as 78 percent of Republicans and 51 percent of Democrats say it's a problem," said Maurice Carroll, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

"How much of this stuff is just politics?" Carroll asked. "Last week, all the TV screens showed pictures of Mayor de Blasio going to be questioned by U. S. Attorney Preet Bharara's people. But New York City voters say 52 - 37 percent the mayor is honest and trustworthy.

"Does de Blasio do favors for some developers? Yes, says half of New Yorkers.

"Some say what the mayor does is illegal and even more think it's unethical.

"Overall, New Yorkers say, political corruption is a big problem."

Homelessness, Police Approval, Mansion Tax

A total of 96 percent of New York City voters say homelessness is a "very serious" or "somewhat serious" problem and 71 percent say the city is doing too little to help homeless people. In fact, spending more than $2 billion in the next year to help homeless people is the "right amount," 46 percent of voters say, while 19 percent say it's too much and 18 percent say it's too little.

Compared to a few years ago, 54 percent of New York City voters say, they are seeing more homeless people on the streets and subway and in the parks. And 49 percent say they are encountering more homeless people asking for money.

"Homelessness is a big problem, New Yorkers think. Their attitudes are a mixture of compassion and impatience," Carroll said. "Are homeless people to blame for their predicament? No, 75 percent say. But 64 percent say homeless people should work for their shelter and 52 percent say they should be required to take random drug tests."

New York City voters approve 52 - 21 percent of the job Police Commissioner James O'Neill is doing. Approval among black, white and Hispanic voters is similar.

Voters approve 68 - 24 percent of the job police are doing citywide and approve 75 - 21 percent of the job police in their community are doing.

Support for a so-called "Mansion Tax" on the sale of homes or apartments for more than $2 million is 53 - 38 percent. Support ranges from 47 - 42 percent in Staten Island to 58 - 37 percent in Queens. In Manhattan, where most high-end sales occur, support is 53 - 32 percent.

From February 23 - 27, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,001 New York City voters with a margin of error of +/- 3.1 percentage points. Live interviewers call landlines and cell phones.

The Quinnipiac University Poll, directed by Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D., conducts public opinion surveys in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida, Ohio, Virginia, Iowa, Colorado and the nation as a public service and for research.

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14. Do you approve or disapprove of the way James O'Neill is handling his job as Police Commissioner?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              52%    53%    53%    50%    53%    52%    57%    50%    53%
Disapprove           21     32     15     26     23     19     18     19     25
DK/NA                27     15     32     24     24     29     26     30     22
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              49%    55%    53%    51%    51%    39%    58%    58%    58%
Disapprove           25     18     14     26     29     33     22     17     11
DK/NA                26     27     33     23     21     28     20     26     31
 
 
25. In general, how satisfied are you with the way things are going in New York City today; are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Very satisfied        6%     2%     9%     4%     7%     6%     7%     8%     5%
Smwht satisfied      53     30     64     42     53     53     50     58     51
Smwht dissatisfied   28     28     22     40     28     28     25     26     36
Very dissatisfied    12     40      5     13     12     12     18      6      8
DK/NA                 -      -      -      -      -      1      -      2      -
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Very satisfied        4%     5%    13%     4%     6%     5%     7%     4%     8%
Smwht satisfied      50     53     54     58     36     58     55     53     46
Smwht dissatisfied   32     29     25     25     34     31     27     31     25
Very dissatisfied    14     11      8     13     24      7     10     11     20
DK/NA                 -      1      -      -      -      -      1      -      1
 
 
29. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Mayor de Blasio is handling - crime?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              54%    17%    69%    39%    55%    54%    44%    73%    56%
Disapprove           39     81     24     54     40     39     48     25     37
DK/NA                 6      2      7      7      5      8      8      3      7
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              59%    49%    63%    54%    36%    48%    59%    57%    54%
Disapprove           36     44     28     43     52     45     36     40     36
DK/NA                 6      7      8      3     12      7      5      4      9
 
 
30. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Mayor de Blasio is handling - the public schools?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              44%    21%    57%    27%    39%    48%    35%    58%    48%
Disapprove           42     70     28     59     45     39     48     31     47
DK/NA                14     10     14     14     15     13     17     11      5
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              48%    44%    47%    43%    26%    48%    44%    45%    39%
Disapprove           40     39     36     46     65     43     41     41     46
DK/NA                12     16     17     11      9      8     15     13     15
 
 
31. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Mayor de Blasio is handling - relations between blacks and whites?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              54%    24%    69%    37%    52%    56%    46%    65%    62%
Disapprove           34     70     20     51     36     33     44     18     31
DK/NA                11      6     11     13     12     11     11     17      7
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              65%    51%    60%    52%    27%    47%    57%    61%    53%
Disapprove           24     36     28     39     58     39     34     30     36
DK/NA                11     13     12      8     15     14      9      9     11
 
 
32. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Mayor de Blasio is handling - relations between the police and the community?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              48%    25%    61%    31%    47%    49%    40%    64%    50%
Disapprove           45     72     29     64     47     43     52     29     43
DK/NA                 8      3      9      5      7      8      8      6      8
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              52%    45%    59%    45%    23%    38%    49%    58%    54%
Disapprove           40     46     32     51     68     57     41     37     38
DK/NA                 8      9      9      4      9      5     10      5      8
 
 
33. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Mayor de Blasio is handling - the city budget?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              40%    17%    52%    25%    39%    40%    28%    61%    44%
Disapprove           39     78     24     54     41     38     49     21     38
DK/NA                21      6     24     22     20     22     23     18     18
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              45%    39%    38%    43%    15%    34%    45%    42%    39%
Disapprove           29     41     37     39     66     46     36     36     36
DK/NA                25     20     25     18     19     20     19     22     25
 
 
34. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Mayor de Blasio is handling - political corruption?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              28%    13%    38%    16%    30%    27%    20%    37%    37%
Disapprove           52     81     38     69     53     51     61     38     46
DK/NA                20      6     25     16     17     22     19     25     17
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              31%    25%    32%    33%    10%    29%    28%    32%    29%
Disapprove           43     56     43     54     75     54     52     51     51
DK/NA                26     19     25     13     16     17     20     17     20
 
 
35. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Mayor de Blasio is handling - poverty and homelessness?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              36%    20%    48%    21%    35%    38%    29%    46%    46%
Disapprove           55     73     44     68     55     55     60     45     52
DK/NA                 9      7      8     11     10      8     11      8      3
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              44%    38%    38%    30%    29%    33%    39%    35%    39%
Disapprove           49     50     51     64     67     56     54     59     51
DK/NA                 6     12     11      6      5     11      7      6     11
 
 
38. How would you rate the quality of life in New York City; very good, good, fair, poor, or very poor?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Very good            10%     7%    12%     6%    12%     8%    14%     6%     8%
Good                 37     30     43     30     38     35     39     37     32
Fair                 39     44     33     45     37     41     37     42     40
Poor                 10     14      9     11      8     11      6      9     16
Very poor             3      5      2      4      2      4      3      4      3
DK/NA                 2      -      1      3      2      1      2      2      1
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Very good             9%     7%    16%     9%     3%     8%    12%     9%    13%
Good                 30     38     46     29     43     39     31     38     41
Fair                 41     43     22     51     39     38     46     37     36
Poor                 14      9     11      7      8     10      7     12      5
Very poor             6      2      3      2      7      5      2      2      3
DK/NA                 -      2      2      2      -      1      2      2      2
 
 
39. Compared to a few years ago, do you think the quality of life in New York City has gotten better, gotten worse, or stayed about the same?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Better               20%     9%    22%    21%    20%    19%    15%    22%    24%
Worse                32     52     23     40     28     35     38     21     31
Same                 46     37     52     37     51     43     46     54     43
DK/NA                 2      2      2      1      1      3      2      4      1
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Better               22%    23%    20%    17%     8%    24%    20%    17%    22%
Worse                28     30     27     36     51     23     31     36     34
Same                 49     45     48     46     41     47     48     46     42
DK/NA                 -      3      5      1      -      6      1      1      2
 
 
40. Regardless of whether you will move, if you had the opportunity, would you like to move out of New York City, or would you rather remain in New York City?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Move                 32%    40%    27%    39%    36%    29%    31%    34%    34%
Remain               66     59     72     60     62     69     68     64     65
DK/NA                 1      -      1      -      1      1      1      1      1
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Move                 40%    30%    24%    35%    50%    32%    37%    35%    24%
Remain               59     69     75     63     50     68     61     64     74
DK/NA                 1      1      1      2      -      -      2      1      1
 
 
41. Do you feel like you can afford to live in New York City or not?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  47%    41%    48%    43%    46%    47%    51%    50%    35%
No                   51     57     49     56     52     51     48     48     60
DK/NA                 2      2      3      1      2      2      1      2      5
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes                  45%    42%    56%    45%    48%    32%    39%    52%    66%
No                   50     56     42     54     52     68     57     47     31
DK/NA                 5      2      2      1      -      -      4      1      4
 
 
42. In general, how serious a problem do you think homelessness is in New York City; a very serious problem, somewhat serious, not very serious, or not a problem at all?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Very serious         72%    69%    73%    69%    62%    80%    66%    78%    80%
Smwht serious        24     27     22     29     32     17     31     16     16
Not very serious      3      2      3      3      4      2      3      1      3
Not a problem at all  1      2      1      -      1      1      -      3      1
DK/NA                 -      -      1      -      1      -      -      2      -
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Very serious         71%    69%    76%    75%    60%    69%    70%    75%    77%
Smwht serious        22     25     19     23     39     26     26     19     19
Not very serious      3      3      3      1      1      2      4      3      2
Not a problem at all  1      2      2      -      -      2      -      2      1
DK/NA                 2      -      -      -      -      -      -      1      1
 
 
43. Compared to a few years ago in New York City, have you seen more, less, or about the same number of homeless people on the streets, in parks and on the subway?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
More                 54%    80%    47%    58%    51%    56%    59%    43%    57%
Less                 14      5     16     11     14     14      9     15     20
About the same       29      9     34     29     32     26     29     36     22
DK/NA                 3      5      3      1      2      4      3      6      1
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
More                 51%    47%    60%    58%    57%    47%    54%    60%    59%
Less                 18     16     13     11      9     13     16     12     11
About the same       27     33     26     28     26     38     29     25     23
DK/NA                 4      4      1      3      8      2      2      3      7
 
 
44. Compared to a few years ago in New York City, have you encountered more, less or about the same number of homeless people asking for money?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
More                 49%    67%    45%    51%    47%    50%    50%    46%    50%
Less                 14      6     16     12     15     14     10     21     16
About the same       32     22     35     35     34     31     36     27     30
DK/NA                 4      5      4      2      3      5      4      6      4
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
More                 53%    48%    53%    46%    42%    45%    52%    58%    39%
Less                 17     18     11     13     12     11     16     14     14
About the same       23     31     32     39     42     42     29     26     38
DK/NA                 8      4      3      2      4      2      3      2      9
 
 
45. Do you think that homeless people are generally to blame for their situation or is it mostly due to factors beyond their control?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Blame                12%    18%    11%    14%    16%    10%    12%    11%    13%
Beyond control       75     67     79     70     71     78     74     77     79
DK/NA                12     15     10     15     13     12     14     12      8
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Blame                17%    13%     6%    15%     9%    15%     9%    14%    12%
Beyond control       75     71     85     71     74     76     77     73     79
DK/NA                 8     15      9     14     16      9     14     13      9
 
 
46. Do you think New York City is doing too much, too little, or about the right amount to help homeless people?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Too much              4%     5%     4%     4%     5%     4%     3%     4%     9%
Too little           71     63     68     78     66     74     71     69     70
About right          19     25     21     12     21     17     17     23     19
DK/NA                 6      8      6      7      8      5      9      5      3
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Too much             12%     5%     2%     1%     2%     3%     4%     5%     2%
Too little           64     67     80     73     67     71     67     73     75
About right          21     18     12     22     22     19     23     17     16
DK/NA                 4      9      6      4      8      6      5      6      6
 
 
47. Do you think homeless people should be required to work for the city, such as cleaning streets or parks, in exchange for shelter or not?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Required         64%    78%    62%    62%    67%    62%    60%    71%    69%
No                   30     18     33     31     28     31     33     24     26
DK/NA                 6      3      5      7      5      6      7      5      5
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes/Required         74%    68%    53%    61%    76%    68%    61%    68%    61%
No                   23     28     39     32     17     28     35     26     28
DK/NA                 3      4      8      7      8      4      4      6     11
 
 
48. Do you think homeless people should be required to undergo random drug tests in exchange for shelter or not?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Required         52%    76%    45%    55%    51%    53%    52%    49%    60%
No                   44     23     50     44     45     43     44     44     38
DK/NA                 4      2      5      1      4      4      4      7      2
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes/Required         68%    52%    37%    54%    59%    50%    51%    55%    50%
No                   29     43     58     45     40     48     46     43     43
DK/NA                 4      5      5      2      2      2      3      3      7
 
 
49. New York City plans to spend more than $2 billion to address the homelessness problem in the next year. Do you think that is too much, not enough or the right amount?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Too much             19%    43%    13%    22%    23%    15%    27%    12%    13%
Not enough           18      5     20     16     17     18     12     26     20
Right amount         46     33     51     42     44     47     39     50     54
DK/NA                18     19     16     20     16     19     23     11     12
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Too much             16%    22%    13%    16%    36%    20%    17%    20%    19%
Not enough           19     20     17     16     13     12     17     21     23
Right amount         54     38     48     52     35     51     54     45     36
DK/NA                11     20     23     16     16     17     13     14     22
 
 
50. Do you approve or disapprove of the way the New York City police are doing their job?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              68%    73%    68%    71%    71%    65%    77%    57%    68%
Disapprove           24     24     23     24     24     25     15     32     27
DK/NA                 8      3      8      5      5      9      8     11      5
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              67%    65%    71%    68%    79%    57%    66%    75%    76%
Disapprove           23     26     23     27     14     36     27     20     15
DK/NA                10     10      6      5      7      7      7      6      9
 
 
51. Do you approve or disapprove of the way the police in your community are doing their job?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              75%    75%    77%    76%    76%    74%    83%    69%    75%
Disapprove           21     25     18     21     19     23     13     25     23
DK/NA                 4      1      5      2      5      3      4      6      2
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              79%    74%    79%    68%    83%    66%    73%    80%    83%
Disapprove           19     20     17     29     15     31     24     15     13
DK/NA                 2      6      5      3      1      3      3      5      5
 
 
52. In general, how serious a problem do you think crime is in New York City; a very serious problem, somewhat serious, not very serious, or not a problem at all?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Very serious         33%    43%    32%    27%    29%    37%    23%    43%    47%
Smwht serious        49     48     49     53     47     50     57     42     38
Not very serious     15      6     16     16     19     12     18     12     10
Not a problem at all  2      2      2      2      4      -      1      -      3
DK/NA                 1      1      1      2      1      1      1      3      2
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Very serious         58%    31%    21%    34%    27%    31%    34%    30%    39%
Smwht serious        28     54     49     54     59     55     45     50     46
Not very serious     10     13     27     11      8      9     19     17     11
Not a problem at all  4      1      2      -      6      3      1      3      1
DK/NA                 1      2      1      2      -      2      1      1      2
 
 
53. In general, how serious a problem do you think police brutality is in New York City: a very serious problem, somewhat serious, not very serious, or not a problem at all?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Very serious         28%    10%    32%    23%    22%    32%    13%    46%    33%
Smwht serious        41     30     46     38     40     41     44     43     40
Not very serious     20     33     16     26     23     18     29      7     18
Not a problem at all  9     25      3     11     13      5     11      1      8
DK/NA                 3      2      3      1      2      3      3      2      1
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Very serious         39%    28%    26%    24%    20%    39%    30%    25%    15%
Smwht serious        35     47     44     40     18     36     44     43     43
Not very serious     21     18     17     24     34     17     21     22     22
Not a problem at all  5      5      8     11     24      7      5      8     13
DK/NA                 1      2      5      2      3      -      -      3      7
 
 
54. In general, how serious a problem do you think police corruption is in New York City; a very serious problem, somewhat serious, not very serious, or not a problem at all?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Very serious         26%    14%    27%    26%    23%    28%    15%    39%    35%
Smwht serious        33     28     36     29     28     37     36     33     29
Not very serious     25     32     23     29     31     21     32     15     21
Not a problem at all  5     17      3      5     10      2      7      2      5
DK/NA                10      9     10     11      8     12      9     10     10
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Very serious         34%    31%    18%    26%    13%    39%    31%    21%    12%
Smwht serious        27     36     34     34     27     25     34     35     38
Not very serious     25     21     30     25     33     25     23     28     29
Not a problem at all  4      5      3      5     21      4      5      6      8
DK/NA                11      8     15     11      6      6      7      9     14
 
 
55. In general, how serious a problem do you think political corruption is in New York City; a very serious problem, somewhat serious, not very serious, or not a problem at all?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Very serious         42%    59%    34%    48%    43%    41%    39%    40%    48%
Smwht serious        40     28     43     37     37     41     40     38     40
Not very serious     11     11     12     10     13     10     15     10      5
Not a problem at all  1      1      1      1      2      -      1      1      2
DK/NA                 7      1      9      4      5      8      5     10      5
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Very serious         42%    44%    31%    47%    47%    43%    43%    42%    40%
Smwht serious        39     42     42     37     33     40     41     39     41
Not very serious     10      8     14     12     16     12     11     11     10
Not a problem at all  1      1      1      1      2      -      1      1      1
DK/NA                 9      5     12      3      3      4      4      6      8
 
 
56. Do you think Mayor de Blasio does favors for developers who make political contributions to campaigns in which he is involved or don't you think so?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Favors           50%    80%    40%    61%    54%    46%    62%    29%    50%
No                   29     13     37     21     29     30     21     40     31
DK/NA                21      8     23     18     17     24     17     31     20
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes/Favors           42%    50%    46%    52%    74%    49%    52%    46%    57%
No                   38     28     28     30     16     36     27     32     23
DK/NA                20     22     26     18     10     15     21     22     20
 
 
56a. (If yes q56) Which of the following statements best describes your view of de Blasio's actions in these matters: he did something illegal, he did something unethical, but nothing illegal, or he did not do anything seriously wrong?
                     IF YES Q56.................................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Illegal              33%    57%    14%    45%    38%    28%    41%    10%    21%
Unethical/Not illegl 50     33     60     46     49     52     47     55     58
Not seriously wrong  11      4     20      4      9     13      5     31     15
DK/NA                 6      7      6      5      4      7      8      4      6
 
 
57. Do you think the mayor's seeking contributions to pay for his defense is an ethical problem or not?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Ethical problem  57%    78%    51%    62%    57%    57%    64%    43%    52%
No                   31     20     34     31     35     28     26     41     35
DK/NA                12      1     15      7      8     15     10     15     13
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes/Ethical problem  52%    54%    54%    67%    62%    59%    57%    56%    58%
No                   35     32     35     24     29     36     31     30     28
DK/NA                13     14     12      9      9      5     12     14     14
 
 
58. Do you support or oppose a proposed 2.5 percent New York City tax on the sale of homes or apartments for more than $2 million?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Support              53%    29%    58%    54%    51%    55%    51%    53%    57%
Oppose               38     68     32     37     42     35     40     37     35
DK/NA                 9      3     10      9      6     11      8     10      8
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Support              50%    52%    53%    58%    47%    51%    64%    48%    53%
Oppose               40     41     32     37     42     39     32     47     33
DK/NA                10      7     15      4     11     10      4      5     14