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2005 New York City Mayoral Election
General Election: November 8, 2005

News Stories | Biographies

Latest Polls: New York City Mayor

Poll
Bloomberg (R)
Ferrer (D)
Und
Spread
68%
30%
n/a
Bloomberg +38
60%
28%
10%
Bloomberg +32
64%
30%
3%
Bloomberg +34
62%
31%
4%
Bloomberg +31
59%
31%
8%
Bloomberg +28
59%
30%
12%
Bloomberg +29
61%
30%
7%
Bloomberg +31
61%
33%
5%
Bloomberg +28
60%
32%
7%
Bloomberg +28
53%
38%
8%
Bloomberg +15
52%
38%
9%
Bloomberg +14
50%
38%
n/a
Bloomberg +12
54%
32%
12%
Bloomberg +22
52%
36%
12%
Bloomberg +16
52%
36%
12%
Bloomberg +16
52%
36%
10%
Bloomberg +16
48%
35%
16%
Bloomberg +13
50%
37%
10%
Bloomberg +13
45%
46%
9%
Ferrer +1
49%
40%
11%
Bloomberg +9
47%
38%
11%
Bloomberg +9
51%
38%
11%
Bloomberg +13
40%
46%
10%
Ferrer +6
42%
49%
9%
Ferrer +7


 Democratic Primary
Poll
Ferrer
Weiner
Fields
Miller
Und
Final Results (9/13)
40.15%
28.8%
15.9%
10.2%
n/a
35%
29%
14%
14%
8%
32%
30%
15%
13%
10%
32%
21%
13%
17%
15%
33%
20%
14%
17%
16%
29%
13%
12%
10%
26%
29%
11%
13%
10%
29%
30%
13%
19%
15%
23%
36%
14%
19%
14%
17%
33%
11%
16%
15%
18%
34%
10%
20%
7%
24%
31%
12%
19%
12%
18%
38%
12%
24%
13%
13%
30%
10%
23%
12%
9%
27%
13%
23%
11%
21%
34%
11%
30%
12%
13%
36%
11%
21%
10%
19%
39%
11%
21%
10%
19%
40%
12%
14%
12%
20%
31%
10%
15%
12%
24%
38%
10%
13%
11%
24%
28%
8%
14%
8%
27%

Latest News Stories

King Mike - New York Post (11/9)
Democrats Are Locked Out of City Hall for 4 Straight Terms
- New York Times (11/9)
Bloomberg Win Spurs New Feuds - New York Sun (11/9)
A Mayor Unleashed, Poised to Offer an Even Broader Agenda
- New York Times (11/9)
Final Push for Votes as Landslide Looms
- Newsday (11/8)
Democrats Prepare For Loss
- New York Sun (11/8)
Bloomberg on Brink of History - New York Post (11/8)
What Polls? Mayoral Rivals Run Right to the End - New York Times (11/8)
Bloomberg & Ferrer in 11th-Hour Blitz - New York Daily News (11/8)
Dems Future Hope Weiner Already Trolls for '09 Votes - New York Post (11/8)

Bios

Mike Bloomberg (R)
Education: B.S., Johns Hopkins University; M.B.A., Harvard Business.
Political Experience: Mayor, New York City (2002-present).
Professional Experience: Founder, Bloomberg LP; Partner, Salomon Bros.
Interview: Bloomberg on WNBC (February 6)
Profile: Newsday (October 16)

Fernando Ferrer (D)
Education:
New York University
Political Experience:
Candidate for mayor (2001); Borough President of the Bronx (1987-2001); City Council Member, Chairman of City Council Health Committee.
Professional Experience:
President, Drum Major Institute for Public Policy.
Interview:
Ferrer on WNBC (January 23)
Profile: Newsday (October 23)

More News Stories

Wrapping Up, Mayor and Ferrer Ask Voters to Ignore Polls - New York Times (11/7)
Sneak Peek at Mayor's Victory Speech - New York Post (11/7)
Why Ferrer Will Lose
- New York Daily News (11/6)
For the City's Democrats, a Grim Future Could Last Long Beyond Tuesday - NYT (11/6)
Again, New York Voters Are Poised to Reject 'Blue'
- Christian Science Monitor (11/4)
Ferrer Gets $1M but Funding Gap Widens - Newsday (11/4)
Mayor's Push for Black Vote
- New York Daily News (11/4)
Behind Scenes, Sense of a Looming Ferrer Defeat Grows
- New York Times (11/3)
Giuliani's Record on the Line - New York Post (11/3)
Illegal Help for Ferrer? - Newsday (11/3)
Ferrer Goes After Mayor on City Parks
- New York Post (11/3)
Mayor, Ferrer Go At It
- Newsday (11/2)
Attacks Escalate in Final Debate of Mayor's Race
- New York Times (11/2)
Mike, Freddy: Two New Yorks, One Week to Go
- New York Observer (11/2)
Bloomberg Coasting on Cash, Huge Lead in Polls
- USA Today (11/2)
Ads in the Mayoral Race Turn Meaner on the Eve of the Final Debate
- NY Times (11/1)
For Freddy, but with Mike - New York Daily News (11/1)
Reining in Welfare, but at a Lower Volume
- New York Times (11/1)
Ferrer Goes For Jugular
- New York Daily News (10/31)
In Equal Footing of a Debate, Ferrer Gets Feisty - New York Times (10/31)
Armies on March for Ferrer, Bloomberg
- New York Post (10/30)
No Gold Stars for Ferrer
- New York Daily News (10/30)
Ferrer Rails Against 'Mike Bloombucks' - Newsday (10/30)
Even Among Democratic Voters, Poll Finds Ferrer Is Well Behind
- New York Times (10/28)
Bloomberg, Ferrer Prepare to Tangle - New York Daily News (10/28)
Ferrer Goes Negative
- New York Post (10/28)
B loomberg Gets Backslap From Good Bud Bill - New York Daily News (10/28)
Ferrer Levels Attack on Bloomberg Over Iraq War
- New York Times (10/27)
Giuliani Records Telephone Message for Bloomberg Campaign
- New York Post (10/27)
Ferrer Fires Net Salvo - New York Daily News (10/27)
This Time, Election for Mayor Is More About Itself
- New York Times (10/27)
Possible I Will Lose, Says Ferrer
- New York Daily News (10/26)
Ferrer Returns to Big Themes, as Bloomberg Deals With Details
- New York Times (10/26)
Magic Johnson Appears in Ad for Bloomberg
- New York Post (10/26)
Kerry Rips Bloomberg in Ferrer Boost
- New York Post (10/25)
Mayor Pushes Big Health Plan - New York Daily News (10/25)
Some of Bloomberg's Rooters Were Volunteers for Campaign - Boston Globe/AP (10/25)
Giuliani Guide Is Bloomberg Gadfly
- New York Times (10/25)
Ferrer Pitches Tax Cut
- Newsday (10/24)
'Fed Up' Aide Quits Freddy's Team - New York Daily News (10/24)
NY Times, Newsday Endorse Mayor Bloomberg for Re-Election - Newsday (10/23)
Ferrer Puts Mike Under Gun for His GOP Gifts
- New York Daily News (10/23)
Steady Ferrer Weathering Difficult Campaign
- Newsday (10/23)
Bill & Hil Crank Up Volume for Freddy
- New York Daily News (10/22)
Charmer Bill Grabs Spotlight from Flat Ferrer
- New York Post (10/22)
Volunteers of Big Union Come to Aid of Ferrer Drive - New York Times (10/22)
Clintons Give Ferrer a Hand While Staying at Arm's Length
- New York Times (10/21)
Bloomberg School Appearance Draws Criticism - Newsday (10/21)
Institute Once Led by Ferrer Forms Base of His Support
- New York Times (10/20)
Mayor Tries to One-Up Ferrer on Affordable Housing - Newsday (10/20)
Ferrer Questions Bloomberg's Claims on School Results
- New York Sun (10/20)
Hedging Their Bets in the Mayor's Race
- New York Times (10/19)
Rev. Jackson Endorses Ferrer, Swipes at Bloomberg
- Newsday (10/19)
Analysis: Ferrer's Down, but Bloomberg's Still Kicking - New York Daily News (10/19)
Bloomberg Lives by Statistics and Gives Aides a Free Hand
- New York Times (10/18)
Ferrer Event Morphs into Hillary Love Fest - New York Post (10/18)
After Accusations of Padding, Ferrer Biography Slims Down
- New York Times (10/18)
Ferrer Attacks Bloomberg While Other Dems Endores Him
- New York Times (10/17)
Miracle Ferrer Plan
- New York Post (10/17)
Bloomberg's Rich GOP Past - New York Daily News (10/17)
For Bloomberg, Growth on the Job and with the Public
- Newsday (10/16)
Detectives' Union Backs Mayor Despite Pledge by Ferrer
- New York Times (10/16)
Gay Activists: We're Coming Out for Ferrer - New York Post (10/15)
Awash in Cash, Mayor Swamps Ferrer With Ads
- New York Times (10/15)
Bill Clinton to Stump for Ferrer
- Newsday (10/14)
For Bloomberg, It's a Love/Hate/Endorse Relationship - New York Daily News (10/14)
Letter Casts Doubt on Ferrer Judgement - New York Post (10/14)
Mayor Vows a Bigger Role in Rebuilding at Ground Zero
- New York Times (10/13)
Floundering Ferrer Is Even Losing Bronx
- New York Post (10/13)
John Edwards Campaigns with Ferrer
- Newsday (10/13)
NYC Mayoral Race Not Shaping Up as Replay of LA - Boston Globe (10/13)
Kerry Eyed in Ferrer Flap
- New York Daily News (10/12)
Ferrer: Bundles of Bucks from Buddies - Newsday (10/12)
Bloomberg Defends Decision to Boost Security - New York Daily News (10/12)
'Ferrer Cops' Slam Bloomberg's Subway Alert
- New York Post (10/12)
Ferrer Camp Finds City's Deep Pockets Suddenly Sewed Up
- New York Times (10/11)
Dean's Host - Or Is He? - in Latest Ferrer Flub - New York Daily News (10/11)
Bloomberg to Fight Charter Cap
- New York Sun (10/11)
Ferrer Says Internal Polls Show Closer Race
- New York Post (10/10)
New Debate Flap? - New York Daily News (10/10)
Ferrer and Bloomberg Trade Barbs on Cash - New York Times (10/10)
Vallones Endorse Bloomberg, Irking fellow Democrat Ferrer
- Newsday (10/9)
Mayor's Put $46.6M of Own Money into Campaign
- Newsday (10/8)
Foes Fry Ferrer Over Latest Death-Penalty 'Flip-Flop' - New York Post (10/8)
A Debate Without Bloomberg, or Any Fireworks
- New York Times (10/7)
Bloomberg Runs on 'Empty'
- New York Post (10/6)
Symbolism Strong as Rangel, Thompson Stand With Mayor
- New York Sun (10/6)
Ferrer's Debate Issue: Smart Move or Racially Divisive? - New York Times (10/6)
Victorious Bloomberg Would Shakeup Staff
- New York Post (10/6)
Ferrer's Chances Burning Up in Fiery Attacks on Mayor
- New York Daily News (10/5)
Gore Joins Ferrer Camp in Fight Over Harlem Debate - New York Times (10/5)
Voters Tune Off to Debate Criticism
- Newsday (10/5)
New York's Falling Crime Rate Is a Potent Weapon for the Mayor
- New York Times (10/5)
Debate in Harlem Remains Contentious Issue
- New York Times (10/4)
Bloomberg, Election Near, Shakes Hands on 'Historic' Teachers Pact
- New York Sun (10/4)
Big Union Gears Up for Ferrer
- New York Daily News (10/3)
Bloomberg's Camp Begins to Look a Lot Like City Hall
- New York Times (10/3)
Mayor Hits Back on Debate in Harlem
- New York Daily News (10/3)
Bloomberg to Skip Debate? Sharpton 'Offended'
- Newsday (10/2)
Mayor Agrees to Two Debates With Ferrer
- New York Times (10/1)
Ferrer Appears with Anti-Gay Advocate - New York Daily News (10/1)
Teamsters Endorse Bloomberg - Newsday (10/1)
Ferrer Being Hurt by Self-Inflicted Wounds
- New York Times (9/30)
Bloomberg: NYPD Should Command During Area Emergencies
- Newsday (9/30)
As Asian Population Grows, So Does Its Political Influence
- WNBC/AP (9/30)
Ferrer Blunders Again
- New York Sun (9/29)
Mayor Heads to S.I. for Precinct Anouncement - Newsday (9/29)
Bloomberg Holds Steady Lead
- Newsday (9/28)
Mike vs. Freddy: Race Is Snugger Than You Know - New York Observer (9/28)
Ferrer Boasts of a Public Education He Lacked
- New York Sun (9/28)
Mayoral Battle, Round 2: Rivals' Allies Enter Ring
- New York Times (9/27)
Bloomberg Mocks Ferrer for God Claim - New York Post (9/27)
Bloomberg Linked to Education Brochure? - Newsday (9/27)
Black Voters, No Longer a Bloc, Are Up for Grabs in Mayor's Race
- New York Times (9/26)
Ferrer Takes Heat for New Slogan - New York Times (9/26)
Bloomberg: Ferrer's a Flip-Flopper
- Newsday (9/26)
Ferrer: 'God Is on My Side' - New York Post (9/26)
Prominent National Democrats Rally Around Ferrer
- New York Times (9/25)
A Mixed Message for Ferrer in Primary Voting Patterns - New York Times (9/25)
Ferrer Gets Tepid Endorsement from Dinkins
- New York Daily News (9/24)
Fund-Raising for Ferrer Gets Off to Slow Start - New York Times (9/24)
Mayor Avoids Labeling His Political Views
- Newsday (9/23)
Math Scores Are Big Plus for Bloomberg
- New York Post (9/23)
Ferrer Denies Flip-Flop on Prints - New York Daily News (9/23)
Poll Shows 'a Blowout for Bloomberg'
- New York Post (9/22)
Ferrer Campaigns With Green and Criticizes Bloomberg - New York Times (9/22)
Ferrer May Debate Self - New York Post (9/22)
Ferrer Unveils TV Ads in Spanish, English
- Newsday (9/22)
Rubber Dubya Taunts Bloomberg at Rally - New York Daily News (9/22)
Ferrer to Mayor: Let's Go 'Mano a Mano'
- Newsday (9/21)
Facing a United Challenge, Bloomberg Tacks Left
- New York Times (9/21)
Ferrer Refuses to Get Specific on Union Jobs - New York Sun (9/21)
It's 'Friend-Raisers' Night for Bloomberg - New York Daily News (9/21)
Fernando Ferrer Wins Democratic Primary
- Newsday (9/20)
Celebs Back Bloomberg - but Can't Vote - New York Daily News (9/20)
Ferrer Mum on Health-Care Union Deal
- New York Post (9/20)
Bloomberg Rejects Deal with Local 1199 - New York Post (9/19)
Recount: Freddy May Have His 40
- New York Daily News (9/19)
In Harlem, Old Questions Cool Welcome for Ferrer - New York Times (9/19)
Democrats Try to Flip Weiner Votes to Ferrer
- Newsday (9/18)
Rethinking the Runoff - New York Times (9/18)
Sens. Schumer & Clinton Back Ferrer
- New York Daily News (9/17)
As Ferrer Gains Support, Bloomberg Chooses to Withhold Some
- New York Times (9/17)
United Democratic Party Challenges the Mayor
- New York Times (9/16)
Backers to Weiner: Quit Being a Weenie
- New York Post (9/16)
Ferrer's Focus Is on Wealth of the Mayor - New York Sun (9/16)
Bloomberg's Ready for Ferrer
- New York Daily News (9/15)
Weiner Concedes Race -- Could Cost City $12 Million
- New York Post (9/15)
One in Six Turned Out for Primary Vote - Newsday (9/15)
Concession Sets Up Bloomberg-Ferrer Race
- New York Times (9/14)
Democrats in a Cliffhanger, Ferrer Close to Victory
- New York Daily News (9/14)
Bloomberg Watches Battle With Glee - New York Times (9/14)
New York's Democrats Head to the Polls
- New York Sun (9/13)
Mayoral Hopefuls Traverse New York
- New York Times (9/13)
Poll: Bloomberg Beats All
- Newsday (9/12)
Dem Primary: Weiner Primed to Force Runoff - New York Daily News (9/12)
Primary Is Down to This: Who Will Vote? - New York Times (9/11)
Poll: Dogged Weiner Just Two Pts Behind Ferrer
- New York Post (9/10)
Endorsement by Sharpton to Go to Ferrer - New York Times (9/10)
Gifford, Weiner Duke It Out in Last Debate
- New York Post (9/9)
Analysis: Safety All the Way for the Four-Warned - New York Daily News (9/9)
In Debate, Candidates Spar For the Spotlight
- New York Sun (9/8)
Local 1199 to Sit Out Democratic Primary - Newsday (9/8)
Freddy Fumes as Dem Runoff Looms - New York Daily News (9/8)
Ferrer Is Close To 40% Solution, But Giff Rising
- New York Observer (9/7)
Challengers Look for an Angle on One of the Mayor's Strengths - New York Times (9/7)

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