New Yorkers say no to a Bloomberg Thanksgiving
November 25th, 2010
09:43 AM ET
12 years ago

New Yorkers say no to a Bloomberg Thanksgiving

(CNN) - Many New York City voters would leave Mayor Michael Bloomberg off their guest list this Thanksgiving, according to a new poll.

The Quinnipiac survey released Wednesday indicates 56 percent of registered voters would not invite Bloomberg to their table for the holiday. Forty-two percent said they would invite him.

Republican voters were split 49 percent to 49 percent, while Democrats said no by a margin of 57 percent to 41 percent. And he didn't fare much better among independent voters, 56 percent of whom would rather not break bread with the independent mayor.

"Happy holiday, Mayor Mike, but you'll still have to have Thanksgiving dinner with your family and friends- not with the voters," said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute in Connecticut said in a statement.

Carroll said the poll was conducted "partly for fun" and "partly to see how close voters felt to Mayor Mike."

The billionaire Bloomberg is serving his third term as mayor and is sometimes considered a potential presidential contender.

The recent poll surveyed 1,287 New York City registered voters and was conducted between November 16 and 21 with a sampling error of plus or minus 2.7 percentage points.

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  1. boocat

    Speaking as a New Yorker, I would be on the side of Bloomberg naysayers. Bloomberg is just another example of an elitist with fascist tendencies. I can't think of anything this guy has done for NY besides act as a nanny to NYers...telling us all how to eat, not to smoke. I had two parents. I don't need a third. I wish he would just go away.

    November 25, 2010 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  2. GuyinVA

    Much like mayoral term limits, maybe he and the city council should ignore the will of the people and pass an ordinance requiring families to host him for Thanksgiving. Ridiculous. He would never do something like that. Would he?

    November 25, 2010 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |