A majority of New Yorkers oppose Michael Bloomberg’s plan to change term limits legislatively, according to a new Quinnipiac poll released today.
The poll said New York City voters opposed a legislative change to the law by a 51 to 45 percent margin. Democrats oppose extending term limits, 53 to 43 percent. Independent voters narrowly oppose it, 50 to 48 percent, and Republicans support it, 54 to 44 percent.
Once again, though, results prove that the public’s attitude toward another Bloomberg term just depnds on what question you ask.
In the same poll, the public approved the way Bloomberg is doing, by a margin of 75 to 20 percent.
And when voters were asked if they would support Bloomberg if he was a candidate for mayor in 2009, a majority of Democrats, 59 percent, said definitely or probably, compared to 66 percent of independent voters.