Earlier today, the mayor released results from a survey of the public’s perception of city services. The questions were sent to 135,000 randomly chosen New Yorkers back in June. But that was before Wall Street imploded in what may turn out to be the worst fiscal crisis since the Great Depression.
I asked Bloomberg if he thought the results would have been different if the survey had been conducted later, so as to reflect the public’s current concerns.
“When everybody’s making money and happy, they’re happy,” he said. “When everybody’s not making money and unhappy, they’re unhappy, and survey’s should reflect that.”