Pollsters have to keep busy when there is no election, especially when the pollsters are college-based and promote the name of the institution.
At Marist College they are polling the 2012 Presidential race and can tell use that President Obama would win a three way race that includes Sarah Palin and Mayor Mike Bloomberg as an independent candidate.
No surprise New Yorkers prefer the Democrat (Obama) 45-31-15.
While I don't see the mayor actually running, I cannot imagine Gov. Palin or any GOP nominee bothering much with this state...In that match-up you can count me in the 31% group.
The folks at Marist have to keep busy and there are many combinations of candidates they can poll for.
48% Plan to Vote Against Obama in 2012 Home of the Marist Poll: Pebbles and Pundits