It is no surprise that most New Yorkers are not fans of President-elect Donald Trump. But our NY1/Baruch College poll found a majority are also concerned or scared in the wake of his win. Our Grace Rauh has the story.
Donald Trump failed to win his hometown on Election Night. So it is hardly shocking that more than a month after his unexpected victory, most New Yorkers are still refusing to embrace the President-elect.
Fifty-seven percent have an unfavorable view of the future President. Thirty-two percent, though, say they do have a favorable opinion of him.
"New Yorkers may not like their new president-elect but they have accepted his election as being legitimate," said Pollster Mickey Blum. "They do accept him as being the president."
Sixty-three percent say they accept Trump's election. But one-third say they do not.
"I can't imagine a scenario in which he enters the Oval Office," said one.
Two-thirds say the President should be elected by popular vote, something that would have put Hillary Clinton in the Oval Office instead of Trump.
New Yorkers are also experiencing a range of emotions about Trump's win.
Twenty-three percent say they are scared and 32 percent concerned. But 29 percent are optimistic and 8 percent excited.
Of those not feeling positive about Trump's election, 38 percent said they are most concerned or scared about an increase in hate crimes. The deportation of undocumented immigrants, overthrowing Roe v. Wade, Trump's relationship with Russian strongman Vladimir Putin and the registration of Muslims also raise concerns.
However, New Yorkers who feel more upbeat about the Trump taking over the White House say they are most excited or optimistic about the creation of good paying jobs. That has followed by the repeal of Obamacare, enforcement of immigration laws, the defeat of the Islamic State and renegotiated trade agreements.
I think as a country we should hope for his success.
We also asked New Yorkers where they turned for news they trust. Forty percent said TV. That was followed by newspapers, social media, friends and family and finally, radio.