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Wed November 21, 2012

Christie Eclipses Cuomo in Q-Poll

New York City voters tell pollsters that Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Michael Bloomberg did an
Credit Quinnipiac University

A new Quinnipiac Poll may offer insight into one Governor's political future - WAMC's Dave Lucas explains

New York City voters gave Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Governor Andrew Cuomo high marks for the way they responded to Hurricane Sandy, but when it came down to who did the "best job" in the time of crisis - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie led the pack - 36 per cent of those surveyed  picked Christie - 22 per cent gave kudos to President Obama, while Governor Cuomo was favored by 15 per cent and Mayor Bloomberg just 12 per cent,

Quinnipiac University Polling Institute director Mickey Carroll says the interaction between the New Jersey Governor and President Obama seems to have moved many voters.

Carroll quipped "a hug or two never hurts"

Video: Polling Institute Director Mickey Carroll discusses poll results.

When asked to grade each politician's individual response to the disaster - 89 percent of New York City voters ranked Christie's response as "excellent" or "good," with, 85 percent for Cuomo, 84 percent for Obama and 75 percent for Bloomberg.

From November 14 - 18, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,165 New York City voters with a margin of error of +/- 2.9 percentage points. Live interviewers call land lines and cell phones.