The bottom line from the latest Quinnipiac poll? Mayor Bloomberg is enjoying some of the the highest approval numbers of his mayorship, but New Yorkers don't want him in Washington. Mayor Bloomberg has an approval rating of 70% - a far cry from his numbers in November 2003, which had two-thirds of New Yorkers saying they wanted a different mayor.
But as much as they like him now, only 35% would vote for him if he ran for President and over half said they definitely would not vote for him. And 62% doubt he would win.
In other polling news, most New Yorkers would prefer Hillary Clinton for president. Siena College came up with a few different scenarios, which had NY State residents favoring Clinton over Rudy Giuliani and John McCain. Giuliani would win over Barack Obama, while a race between McCain and Obama would be a squeaker. And John Kerry and George Pataki rank very low when it comes to primaries.