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Poll: NYers Pick Koch, Yankees Over Giuliani, Mets

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Rudy Giuliani (credit: Getty Images)

Rudy Giuliani (credit: Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (CBS 2) — A new poll from the Wall Street Journal has come up with results that may surprise New Yorkers.

Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani and community activist Reverend Al Sharpton top the list of public figures that New Yorkers would prefer leave the public stage for good. Each came in with 19 percent of the vote.

As for the most liked, quintessential New Yorker? Former Mayor Ed Koch, who took 20 percent of the vote.

Residents were also asked which local team best embodies the spirit of New York. The Yankees were chosen by 59 percent. The Mets came in a distant second with 11 percent. Even people in Queens, where the Mets play at CitiField, chose the Bronx Bombers over the Mets, by a four to one margin.

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