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Parents > United States > New York > New York City > Mayor
OfficeMayor
Type General Election
Filing Deadline 00, 2009 - 12:00pm
Polls Open November 03, 2009 - 06:00am
Polls Close November 03, 2009 - 08:00pm
Term Start January 01, 2010 - 12:00pm
Term End January 01, 2014 - 12:00pm
Turnout 26.87% Registered
ContributorRP
Last ModifiedRBH October 09, 2013 11:56am
Data Sources[Link]
Description Bloomberg
REP 435,393 IDP/Jobs & Education 150,073

Thompson
DEM 506,995 WFP 27,874
LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyIndependent Won06/19/2007
NameMichael Bloomberg Votes1 (100.00%)
Term06/19/2007 - 01/01/2010 Margin1 (+100.00%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won11/05/2013
NameBill de Blasio Votes795,679 (73.15%)
Term01/01/2014 - 01/01/2018 Margin531,259 (+48.84%)
PRIMARY/OTHER SCHEDULE
Apr 05, 2009 NYC Mayor - IDP Selection Michael Bloomberg
Jul 09, 2009 NYC Mayor - WFP Convention William C. "Bill" Thompson, Jr.
Sep 15, 2009 NYC Mayor - D Primary William C. "Bill" Thompson, Jr.
Sep 15, 2009 NYC Mayor - R Primary Michael Bloomberg
MAP

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KEY RACE? 7.5999999046 Average
LEANING PREDICTIONS    Detail
Leaning Graph
10/23/2008 11/03/2009
CandidateSlightLeanStrongSafe
Michael Bloomberg 12 2 12 3
William C. "Bill" Thompson, Jr. --1 ----
Leaning Call: Michael Bloomberg (96.97%)
Weighted Call: Michael Bloomberg (100.05%)
MATCHUP POLL GRAPH
Poll Graph
09/15/2009 11/01/2009

CANDIDATES
Photo
Name (I) Mayor Michael Bloomberg Comptroller William C. "Bill" Thompson, Jr. Stephen A. Christopher William C. "Reverend Billy" Talen Jimmy McMillan Frances Villar Joseph Dobrian
PartyRepublican Democratic Conservative Green Rent Is Too Damn High Socialism and Liberation Libertarian
Website [Website] [Website] [Website] [Website] [Website] [Website]
Certified Votes585,470 (50.70%) 534,876 (46.32%) 18,015 (1.56%) 8,907 (0.77%) 2,332 (0.20%) 1,996 (0.17%) 1,616 (0.14%)
Margin0 (0.00%) -50,594 (-4.38%) -567,455 (-49.14%) -576,563 (-49.93%) -583,138 (-50.50%) -583,474 (-50.53%) -583,854 (-50.56%)
Fusion Votes
 Republican435,393
 Independence150,073
 Democratic506,995
 Working Families27,874
Predict Avg.49.67% 46.00% 0.80% 0.67% 0.00% 0.10% 0.17%
Cash On Hand $-- $-- $-- $-- $-- $-- $--
MATCHUP POLLS (10 from 3 pollsters)
Adj Poll Avg51.14%-- 39.59%-- 1.13%-- 0.64%-- 0.32%-- 0.00%-- 0.22%--
Survey USA 
10/30/09-11/01/09
52.00% 1.0 43.00% 1.0 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Quinnipiac University 
10/29/09-11/01/09
50.00% 3.0 38.00% 3.0 0.00% 3.0 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Survey USA 
10/28/09-10/29/09
53.00% -- 42.00% 1.0 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Quinnipiac University 
10/23/09-10/25/09
53.00% 1.0 35.00% 1.0 3.00% 1.0 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Marist Institute 
10/21/09-10/22/09
52.00% -- 36.00% 7.0 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Survey USA 
10/17/09-10/19/09
53.00% 2.0 41.00% 3.0 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
ENDORSEMENTS
Endorsements
D Corey D. Johnson [L]
  New York Observer
D G. Oliver Koppell [L]
  New York Post
D DylanSH99
  El Diario
  New York Amsterdam News
D Dov Hikind [L]
R Impy
IndP 6921
  The L Magazine
I TX_Socialist
SWP Otis Gough
AENM Angry Russian
R Hikikomori Blitzkrieg!
RTH e. dantes
J Dr. Cynic
D Charles Barron
  Freedom Socialist Party
RC Zeus the Moose
LBT Jed Ziggler
ANAR Maditude
MORE CANDIDATES
Photo
Name Daniel B. Fein (W) Others (W) Charles Montgomery Burns (W) Rich McGregor (W) Barbara Turkewitz (W) Robert "Naked Cowboy" Burck (W) Tyrrell Eiland
PartySocialist Workers Independent Republican Unknown Unknown Other Other
Website [Website] [Website]
Certified Votes1,311 (0.11%) 215 (0.02%) 25 (0.00%) 6 (0.00%) 5 (0.00%) 4 (0.00%) 4 (0.00%)
Margin-584,159 (-50.59%) -585,255 (-50.68%) -585,445 (-50.70%) -585,464 (-50.70%) -585,465 (-50.70%) -585,466 (-50.70%) -585,466 (-50.70%)
Fusion Votes
Predict Avg.0.13% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Cash On Hand $-- $-- $-- $-- $-- $-- $--
MATCHUP POLLS (10 from 3 pollsters)
Adj Poll Avg0.17%-- 0.02%-- 58.38%-- 0.00%-- 0.00%-- 0.00%-- 0.00%--
Survey USA 
10/30/09-11/01/09
0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Quinnipiac University 
10/29/09-11/01/09
0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Survey USA 
10/28/09-10/29/09
0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Quinnipiac University 
10/23/09-10/25/09
0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Marist Institute 
10/21/09-10/22/09
0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Survey USA 
10/17/09-10/19/09
0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
ENDORSEMENTS
Endorsements
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INFORMATION LINKS

NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Nov 05, 2009 06:00pm Interview Bill Thompson has no regrets about failed campaign; warns Mayor Bloomberg win was no 'mandate'  Article Monsieur 
Nov 04, 2009 06:30pm General In wake of 5% loss to Mayor Bloomberg, Dems left asking, 'What if we'd done more for Bill Thompson?'  Article Monsieur 
Oct 18, 2009 02:00pm Event Stumping With Mayor, Giuliani Stirs Old Fears   Article RP 
Sep 30, 2009 12:00pm Endorsement An Endorsement of Reverend Billy for Mayor of NYC  Article Craverguy 
Jul 23, 2009 04:00am Announcement ‘Naked Cowboy’ runs for NYC mayor  Article Craverguy 
Jun 08, 2009 01:00pm Announcement Student and mother will challenge billionaire Bloomberg for mayor  Article Zeus the Moose 

DISCUSSION
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N:6907queenspolitico@gmail.com ( 0.0000 points)
Tue, September 8, 2009 03:05:52 AM UTC0:00
I hate Bloomberg. To bad Anthony Weiner dropped out. He would have made an excellent mayor. Maybe in 2013?

 
R:373... ( 421.7247 points)
Tue, September 8, 2009 05:05:29 AM UTC0:00
Bloomberg is not out of the woods yet.

Despite party lines, I'm rooting against him. He's not a good mayor.

 
RTH:6855e. dantes ( -151.3530 points)
Tue, September 8, 2009 08:01:40 PM UTC0:00
I can't stand Bloomberg. If he wins, he'll get another four years of trying to put tolls on the East River crossings, raise property taxes, and double the fine for a parking tickets. I voted for Jimmy McMillan last election, and I am voting for him again.

 
D:917NYDem Junior ( 1973.3054 points)
Tue, September 8, 2009 08:21:59 PM UTC0:00
I'm voting for Thompson.

 
D:478Bob ( 2253.6577 points)
Tue, September 8, 2009 10:12:08 PM UTC0:00
Me too, and I immediately disqualify any lower-ballot candidates who publicly voice approval for Bloomberg as well. His machine wouldn't be nearly as far-reaching if he didn't have an army of spineless sycophants to rubber-stamp his power grabs and fascistic fiats.

 
I:681excelsior ( 1819.1344 points)
Wed, September 9, 2009 05:14:33 AM UTC0:00
I'm not the biggest fan of Bloomberg, given some of his nanny state tendencies. But to paraphrase Churchill, "he's the worst candidate except for all the others."

But if it looks like Bloomberg has this race locked down by early November, I think I'll vote Libertarian to keep his margin down.

 
R:373... ( 421.7247 points)
Wed, September 9, 2009 07:27:37 AM UTC0:00
Bloomberg is probably going to win. The opposition is even more divided than in 2005.

 
Laf-W:2005Craverguy ( 773.7696 points)
Wed, September 9, 2009 07:36:23 AM UTC0:00
Even if all the candidates except Thompson dropped out, Bloomberg would still win. Why? Because he's a billionaire. He spent almost as much money getting re-elected Mayor in 2005 as George W. Bush did getting re-elected President of the United States in 2004.

 
I:6117smm ( 2050.9050 points)
Wed, September 9, 2009 09:56:05 AM UTC0:00
I prefer Bloomberg. Not ideal, but acceptable. Thompson and others are "lightweights"

 
Laf-W:2005Craverguy ( 773.7696 points)
Wed, September 9, 2009 10:40:39 AM UTC0:00
Who's the real lightweight here? I think it's the one that wants to put a surveillance camera on every street corner, wants to slap a toll on the Brooklyn Bridge, overturns citizen-approved laws without their consent, and decided it would be a brilliant idea to make the municipal economy dependent on Wall Street...right before the biggest financial crisis since the Depression.

 
I:6117smm ( 2050.9050 points)
Wed, September 9, 2009 10:46:35 AM UTC0:00
Craverguy, you like very loud and pathetic words, i know that very well. If only there would be more substance in them - you would be invaluable...

 
D:411Picimpalious ( 1229.6810 points)
Wed, September 9, 2009 10:50:12 AM UTC0:00
wants to put a surveillance camera on every street corner

What is wrong with this? We're talking about public places.

 
R:373... ( 421.7247 points)
Wed, September 9, 2009 10:50:42 AM UTC0:00
Heh heh heh...

 
Laf-W:2005Craverguy ( 773.7696 points)
Wed, September 9, 2009 11:15:23 AM UTC0:00
smm: Craverguy, you like very loud and pathetic words, i know that very well.

Ah, another day, another smm ad hominem reply.

Picimpalious: What is wrong with this? We're talking about public places.

You're right. Government cameras on every corner isn't at all Big Brotherish. I mean, it's not like the government is watching you everywhere, all the time. Actually, it kind of is like that...

 
D:6086Jason ( 7718.4429 points)
Wed, September 9, 2009 11:18:26 AM UTC0:00
Do not be afraid. It is only the government.

 
D:411Picimpalious ( 1229.6810 points)
Wed, September 9, 2009 11:29:12 AM UTC0:00
Public places.

 
Laf-W:2005Craverguy ( 773.7696 points)
Wed, September 9, 2009 12:18:47 PM UTC0:00
And? I don't want the government watching me every second of the day as soon as I step out the door. Maybe I'm mistaken, but I thought I was born in America, not Soviet Russia.

 
D:6086Jason ( 7718.4429 points)
Wed, September 9, 2009 12:26:03 PM UTC0:00
lol

 
I:6117smm ( 2050.9050 points)
Wed, September 9, 2009 12:26:35 PM UTC0:00
Craverguy, i was born and raised in Soviet Russia. When you don't know what do you speak about - please, keep silence

 
D:411Picimpalious ( 1229.6810 points)
Wed, September 9, 2009 12:26:36 PM UTC0:00
You sound like a teabagger with that red baiting. Having cameras in public does not Soviet Russia make.

You wouldn't be able to complain if there was a cop standing on the corner looking at people. What's a camera doing that's worse than that?

 
Laf-W:2005Craverguy ( 773.7696 points)
Wed, September 9, 2009 12:42:41 PM UTC0:00
smm: Craverguy, i was born and raised in Soviet Russia. When you don't know what do you speak about - please, keep silence

That's what I love about the Internet: anyone can be born anywhere they like. By the way, did you know that I was born and raised in Israel? So don't ever contradict my views on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict again.

Picimpalious: You sound like a teabagger with that red baiting. Having cameras in public does not Soviet Russia make.

Of course not. Why on earth would anyone think that? I mean, it's not like the mark of a totalitarian society is one in which the government watches you all the time. To protect you, of course.

 
D:411Picimpalious ( 1229.6810 points)
Wed, September 9, 2009 12:48:23 PM UTC0:00
So the position of Craverguy is that Hugo Chavez is not a dictator but Mike Bloomberg is. Got it.

 
I:6117smm ( 2050.9050 points)
Wed, September 9, 2009 12:48:45 PM UTC0:00
Craverguy: So don't ever contradict my views on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict again.

I swear - i never will. But please don't speak with authority about Russia - you don't know it at all. I - do

 
D:6086Jason ( 7718.4429 points)
Wed, September 9, 2009 12:55:54 PM UTC0:00
Craverguy: Of course not. Why on earth would anyone think that? I mean, it's not like the mark of a totalitarian society is one in which the government watches you all the time. To protect you, of course.

The point of surveillance is not to protect the people being surveyed, but to convict and imprison them if necessary. Recorded surveillance preserves documentation of evidence necessary for conviction, which reduces the possibility of either mistaken identity and/or false testimony leading to the sentencing of innocents. Come to think of it, surveillance can protect the surveyed after all if it confirms an alibi.

Of course, one could oppose surveillance on the grounds that increased privacy is worth the trade-off of having occasional obstruction of justice.

 
Laf-W:2005Craverguy ( 773.7696 points)
Wed, September 9, 2009 12:55:57 PM UTC0:00
Picimpalious: So the position of Craverguy is that Hugo Chavez is not a dictator but Mike Bloomberg is. Got it.

I don't think Mike Bloomberg is a dictator. I think he's an authoritarian. I think he demonstrates it in most everything he does: the public surveillance society he's created in Manhattan, the "First Amendment zones," the centralization and de-democratization of the school system, his support for the PATRIOT Act, the overthrow of the voter-approved term limits, and the list goes on.

Mike Bloomberg is not a man who likes democracy and free expression. We're talking about a man who, in all seriousness, proposed the creation of a national DNA and fingerprint database for all Americans, to keep track of everyone's legal status. That's the sort of guy we're talking about.