ECONOMY PLAN SCORECARD

This scorecard evaluates the candidates running to be New York City’s next mayor in the 2021 Democratic primary based on the alignment of their economy policy statements with The People’s Plan’s Economy Plan. This page contains a summary of our scores and findings. To find detailed information on our scoring and analysis of each of our policies compared to candidates’ platforms, please click here.

SCORES

CandidatePlanSupport
Eric Adams7.83.6
Shaun Donovan36.721.3
Kathryn Garcia18.813.5
Ray McGuire10.04.7
Dianne Morales44.246.3
Scott Stringer33.829.6
Maya Wiley27.319.7
Andrew Yang32.527.5

Full Score Possible: 100

SCORES BY POLICY AREA

1) PROVIDE AID AND RELIEF IN THE AFTERMATH OF THE PANDEMIC AND BEYOND

CandidatePlanSupport
Eric Adams2.51.0
Shaun Donovan2.31.6
Kathryn Garcia2.52.1
Ray McGuire1.92.1
Dianne Morales4.73.6
Scott Stringer4.84.7
Maya Wiley3.12.1
Andrew Yang1.61.6

Full Score Possible: 8

2) INVEST IN COOPERATIVE ECONOMIES

CandidatePlanSupport
Eric Adams0.00.0
Shaun Donovan0.00.0
Kathryn Garcia0.00.0
Ray McGuire2.2-1.0
Dianne Morales4.74.7
Scott Stringer1.61.6
Maya Wiley0.00.0
Andrew Yang4.44.2

Full Score Possible: 8

CandidatePlanSupport
Eric Adams3.11.5
Shaun Donovan7.25.2
Kathryn Garcia0.00.0
Ray McGuire0.90.5
Dianne Morales3.33.6
Scott Stringer6.35.2
Maya Wiley9.17.3
Andrew Yang0.00.0

Full Points Possible: 12

4) EXPAND LABOR PROTECTIONS

CandidatePlanSupport
Eric Adams0.00.0
Shaun Donovan3.41.0
Kathryn Garcia0.00.0
Ray McGuire0.00.0
Dianne Morales5.65.7
Scott Stringer3.13.1
Maya Wiley1.91.0
Andrew Yang2.82.1

Full Points Possible: 16

5) STRENGTHEN WORKPLACE STANDARDS & BENEFITS

CandidatePlanSupport
Eric Adams0.00.0
Shaun Donovan0.00.0
Kathryn Garcia0.00.0
Ray McGuire0.00.0
Dianne Morales2.23.1
Scott Stringer0.00.0
Maya Wiley0.00.0
Andrew Yang2.83.1

Full Points Possible: 10

6) PROTECT VULNERABLE WORKERS

CandidatePlanSupport
Eric Adams0.00.0
Shaun Donovan4.83.6
Kathryn Garcia2.81.0
Ray McGuire0.00.0
Dianne Morales6.34.7
Scott Stringer1.91.0
Maya Wiley3.33.6
Andrew Yang5.33.6

Full Points Possible: 24

7) LEAD THE CITY AS A MODEL EMPLOYER

CandidatePlanSupport
Eric Adams1.30.5
Shaun Donovan2.81.5
Kathryn Garcia2.83.1
Ray McGuire0.90.5
Dianne Morales3.44.2
Scott Stringer3.62.6
Maya Wiley1.31.0
Andrew Yang1.41.0

Full Points Possible: 10

8) PROTECT SMALL BUSINESSES

CandidatePlanSupport
Eric Adams0.90.5
Shaun Donovan2.32.1
Kathryn Garcia2.31.5
Ray McGuire0.00.0
Dianne Morales3.63.6
Scott Stringer1.61.6
Maya Wiley1.60.0
Andrew Yang2.72.1

Full Points Possible: 6

CandidatePlanSupport
Eric Adams0.00.0
Shaun Donovan5.23.1
Kathryn Garcia4.83.1
Ray McGuire1.31.0
Dianne Morales3.63.6
Scott Stringer3.12.1
Maya Wiley4.73.1
Andrew Yang5.65.2

Full Points Possible: 8

10) PROTECT AND PRESERVE THE CITY’S MANUFACTURING ZONES

CandidatePlanSupport
Eric Adams0.00.0
Shaun Donovan2.2-0.5
Kathryn Garcia0.90.5
Ray McGuire0.00.0
Dianne Morales0.00.0
Scott Stringer0.00.0
Maya Wiley2.51.5
Andrew Yang0.00.0

Full Points Possible: 8

11) INCREASE DEMOCRATIC PARTICIPATION

CandidatePlanSupport
Eric Adams0.00.0
Shaun Donovan5.34.2
Kathryn Garcia0.00.0
Ray McGuire0.00.0
Dianne Morales3.86.3
Scott Stringer3.13.1
Maya Wiley0.00.0
Andrew Yang5.04.2

Full Points Possible: 8

12) RAISE REVENUE BY MAKING THE WEALTHY PAY THEIR FAIR SHARE

CandidatePlanSupport
Eric Adams0.00.0
Shaun Donovan0.00.0
Kathryn Garcia0.00.0
Ray McGuire0.00.0
Dianne Morales0.00.0
Scott Stringer0.00.0
Maya Wiley0.00.0
Andrew Yang0.00.0

Full Points Possible: 4

13) ENSURE ECONOMIC JUSTICE AFTER MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION

CandidatePlanSupport
Eric Adams0.00.0
Shaun Donovan1.1-0.5
Kathryn Garcia2.52.1
Ray McGuire2.81.5
Dianne Morales3.13.1
Scott Stringer4.74.7
Maya Wiley0.00.0
Andrew Yang0.90.5

Full Points Possible: 6

METHODOLOGY

To control for consistency, we evaluated candidates solely based on their:

  1. Official campaign websites
  2. Candidate statements at the Robinhood Forum

Candidates received scores for each policy included in our plan, which were weighted and scaled into two overall scores each worth 100 points. These scores are:

Plan: This score evaluates the depth of candidates’ platforms, and whether their policies have enough detail to accomplish their goals. For each one of our policies, candidates received two weighted and scaled scores each worth 50 points, which were added together to reach the full 100 point score. These scores and their weight value are:
Discusses Policy:
No: No score value
Only in a forum: +1/2 of full score
Yes: Full Score
Detail:
No Policy: No score value
Low Detail: +1/5 of full score
Addresses Idea Behind Policy: +2/5 of full score
Addresses Parts of Policy: +3/5 of full score
Addresses Most of Policy: +4/5 of full score
Fully Addresses Policy in Appropriate Detail: Full score

Support: This score evaluates candidates’ alignment with our platform. For each one of our policies, candidates received one score, which was scaled to the full 100 point score. The possible scores, weighted accordingly, are:
Oppose: Full negative score
Mostly Oppose: -2/3 of full score
Somewhat Oppose: -1/3 of full score
Neutral or No Policy: No score value
Somewhat Support: +1/3 of full score
Mostly Support: +2/3 of full score
Support: Full positive score