8:34 am Nov. 20, 2012
Here are some quick numbers from the Quinnipiac poll of New York City residents on the response to Hurricane Sandy.
Who did the best job?
36% — New Jersey Governor Chris Christie
22% — President Barack Obama
15% — New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
12% — New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg
Climate change caused Hurricane Sandy and Hurricane Irene?
44% — Republicans
87% — Democrats
Is climate change is caused by burning oil, gas and other fuels?
31% of Republicans said yes
59% of Republicans said they don't think so
68% of Democrats said yes
24% of Democrats said they don't think so
Mayor Michael Bloomberg's numbers are the lowest among the major elected officials the poll asked about. (It's not clear from the information given about the responses whether this was a matter of style or substance.)
Also worth noting: The survey doesn't include residents from Long Island, and it's unclear whether any people from the Rockaways, or Breezy Point or any areas serviced by the Long Island Power Authority were sampled. That's important because LIPA has done an epically bad job of preparing and responding to the storm. LIPA is the responsibility of Andrew Cuomo.
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