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New York - Quinnipiac University Poll Finds Quality Of Life Has Gotten Worse In New York City

Published on: August 6, 2015 04:05 PM
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FILE - Mayor Bill de Blasio signs into law six pieces of legislation – Intro. 736-A, in relation to creating an Office of Civil Justice; Intro. 511-A, in relation to requiring the Department of Education to report annually on student demographics; Intro. 440-A, in relation to health services in city correctional facilities; Intro. 198-A, in relation to side guards; Intro 315-A, in relation to a truck route compliance study; and Intro. 641-A, in relation to a comprehensive study regarding pedestrian and bicyclist safety on truck routes. Blue Room, City Hall. Tuesday, June 16, 2015. Credit: Demetrius Freeman/Mayoral Photography Office.FILE - Mayor Bill de Blasio signs into law six pieces of legislation – Intro. 736-A, in relation to creating an Office of Civil Justice; Intro. 511-A, in relation to requiring the Department of Education to report annually on student demographics; Intro. 440-A, in relation to health services in city correctional facilities; Intro. 198-A, in relation to side guards; Intro 315-A, in relation to a truck route compliance study; and Intro. 641-A, in relation to a comprehensive study regarding pedestrian and bicyclist safety on truck routes. Blue Room, City Hall. Tuesday, June 16, 2015. Credit: Demetrius Freeman/Mayoral Photography Office.

New York - New Yorkers may not agree about much, but nearly 50% of New York City residents surveyed agree that the quality of life has gone down.

A Quinnipiac University Poll (http://bit.ly/1MOYn1g) of 1,108 voters conducted between July 30 and August 4 found that only 33 percent of New York City residents said the quality of life in the city is “very good” or “good” – the lowest number ever measured – compared with 48 percent of voters who say the quality of life has gotten worse. 32 percent said it had remained the same with 19 percent saying the quality of life is better than it had previously been.

A record high number of voters, 46 percent, said crime is a “very serious” problem in New York City, with 44 percent saying crime in “somewhat serious.” The poll also found that 53 percent of voters reported seeing more homeless people than they previously did.

“The quality of life in New York City isn’t good and it’s getting worse, many voters think,” Quinnipiac University Poll Assistant Director Maurice Carroll said. “It’s not just newspaper hype about the return of the bad old days, New Yorkers say. Many are seeing more homeless people on the streets and encountering more pan-handlers.”

The NYPD received some encouraging news, with New York City voters approving 53 - 41 percent of the way the police city-wide are doing their job. NYPD Commissioner William Bratton received a 52 to 36 percent approval rating, but Mayor de Blasio did not fare well across a variety of categories.

The Poll’s margin of error is +/- 2.9 percentage points.


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 Aug 06, 2015 at 04:19 PM HankM Says:

Easily the worst mayor since Dinkins and maybe worse, if that's possible. A mayor needs to do something comrade, try driving a cab instead

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 Aug 06, 2015 at 04:20 PM shloime613 Says:

The quality has most definitely gone down, more beggars, panhandlers, and of course much more violence. Taking away stop and frisk is helping that for sure. As well as more traffic due to changing car lanes to bike lanes. I can't wait till I can move out!!

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 Aug 06, 2015 at 04:17 PM HankM Says:

What do you expect when you elect a mayor who's only qualification for office is that he has an interracial marriage

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 Aug 06, 2015 at 05:56 PM The_Truth Says:

I dont know why they needed a poll about this. Its pretty clear to me.

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 Aug 06, 2015 at 05:58 PM MrSmith Says:

Thanks DeBozio

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 Aug 06, 2015 at 06:02 PM Anonymous Says:

Can you believe it .....The morons who voted him in aren't happy ???? There is hope !!!!

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 Aug 06, 2015 at 07:33 PM ConcernedMember Says:

No shock here. The incompetent Mayor and his virulently anti-American best friend who he forced in as City Council speaker do not care about the people who live and work here. They are more focused on stupidity. I'm sure the carriage horses are happy. And I'm sure the ISPs that will be doing the installations for free internet for public housing residents are happy. Taxpayers? Not so much. Oh and the Speaker and Mayor want it to be legal to urinate on the street again so what do you think is going to happen to quality of life? These two are turning the city back into the vulgar toilet bowl it was under Dinkins.

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 Aug 07, 2015 at 12:14 AM knowitall1 Says:

Democrats simply cannot run NYC, its that simple. Im not sure any politician can successfully run this city. I would vote Trump in for mayor though, in a heartbeat. For president? Naa

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 Aug 07, 2015 at 04:01 AM BarryLS1 Says:

Reply to #6  
Anonymous Says:

Can you believe it .....The morons who voted him in aren't happy ???? There is hope !!!!

Only, after the term of someone competent ,those morons will do it all over again.

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 Aug 07, 2015 at 09:10 AM Tzi_Bar_David Says:

The graffiti is making a rampant comeback; that is the first sign that the vandals are retaking control.

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 Aug 07, 2015 at 09:41 AM albroker Says:

thank you askanim for endorsing this Communist.

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