Mickey Carroll of the Quinnipiac University Poll.
Mickey Carroll of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

A frequent voice on WAMC who spoke with passion about the public’s beliefs on regional and national politics has died. Maurice “Mickey” Carroll, a longtime journalist and educator who was the voice of the Quinnipiac University Poll since 1995, died Wednesday at age 86. A former New York Times reporter who worked for many other outlets, Carroll died after a short illness at his home in New Jersey on Wednesday, according to Quinnipiac. The Army veteran and Notre Dame graduate also worked as a college journalism instructor.

New York City Subways.

Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo's approval ratings are slipping amid transit problems in New York City.


A former Quinnipiac University student has been sentenced to three years of probation for a making a false bomb threat last year on graduation day.

Poll Shows Cuomo At Lowest Popularity Yet

Mar 18, 2015
Office of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo

A new poll finds New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is at his lowest ranking since taking office, with signs that the governor’s feud with the teachers’ union is taking its toll.

WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

When New York became the second state in the nation (after Vermont)  to ban the controversial gas drilling method hydraulic fracturing, some were surprised that Governor Andrew Cuomo finally took a stance on the issue.

The fracking announcement December 17th came after six years of a de facto moratorium with a long-awaited health impact study. New York State acting Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker, who said “I cannot support high volume hydraulic fracturing in the great state of New York.”

The Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership

NEW YORK (AP) — A new poll finds New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn has a big lead in a Democratic primary for mayor.