Mayor Michael Bloomberg has outlawed trans fats and forced chain restaurants to post calorie counts. But New Yorkers still want to hang out with him at a July Fourth picnic. A Quinnipiac University poll finds that registered voters prefer the nutrition-obsessed mayor at a picnic over his likely Democratic opponent. By a split of 62 to 28 percent, respondents picked the billionaire mayor over Democrat William Thompson Jr.New Yorkers seem to have warmed up to the idea of holiday dining with their mayor. A Thanksgiving poll in 2003 found that 61 percent would not invite him over for turkey.
Today’s poll surveyed 1,396 voters and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.