NYC Democratic primary voters want a new direction - New York News

NYC Democratic primary voters want a new direction

JENNIFER AGIESTA | AP

Here's a look at some of the key findings from preliminary exit polls of voters in Tuesday's New York City Democratic primaries:

A NEW DIRECTION

Nearly three-quarters of New York City Democratic primary voters say the next mayor ought to move the city away from the policies of Mayor Michael Bloomberg, according to the preliminary results of an exit poll conducted by Edison Research, and about a third said they were seeking a candidate for mayor who "can bring needed change."

LOOKING BACK ON BLOOMBERG ...

Two-thirds of primary voters surveyed said it was a bad idea to allow Bloomberg to run for a third term in office. The mayor heads toward the end of his term with just a narrow majority of those voting today saying they approve of the way he handled his 12 years in office. He earns his highest approval ratings from senior citizens, Manhattanites and Jewish voters, and his lowest among black voters.

... AND HIS POLICIES

Voters rated two key policies of the Bloomberg era negatively in the poll, with about 6 in 10 saying the police practice known as "stop and frisk" was excessive and resulted in the harassment of innocent people, and only 3 in 10 saying the city's public schools had improved during the mayor's time in office.

Agiesta reported from Washington. The preliminary exit poll of 1,298 New York City Democratic Primary voters was conducted for AP and other media outlets by Edison Research in a random sample of 40 precincts citywide. Results have a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 4.0%age points; it is higher for subgroups.

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