New Yorkers down on Hizzoner ’12.
Marist Poll finds 64% of New Yorkers don’t want Bloomberg to run for president in 2012 while 26% do.
Conducted Oct. 12-15, error margin 4 points.
Around the country, there is surprisingly high awareness of Bloomberg and the prospect he might run in 2012 – and, in some quarters, like California, apparent enthusiasm for such an effort. It is always better to launch a run with widespread support at home (if only because the national media keys of such data). It is essential, if Bloomberg wants to launch a bid, that he get his homestate support up higher.