The Siena College Research Institute is collaborating with The New York Times on the 2013 New York City Mayoral Election Surveys. The series of polls will gauge the attitude of New York City voters on the candidates and issues in the major party primary elections.
“We have been fortunate to work with many media partners on surveys across New York state. Our partnership with The New York Times provides us with an opportunity to collaborate with some of the best journalists and pollsters in the world,” said Dr. Don Levy, Director of the Siena Research Institute. “We look forward to developing and providing data and analysis that will help inform New Yorkers as the Big Apple selects its next mayor.”
The institute’s first poll was released on July 18 and results showed that Christine Quinn led the pack among registered democrats, with former Congressman Anthony Weiner in second place. It also showed that a majority of people polled are “satisfied” with the mayoral candidates but remain split on whether any can be larger than life personalities like many past mayors.