First, the Times on Bill de Blasio’s victory last November, reporters Javier Hernandez and David Chen:
Jerry Skurnik, a Democratic political consultant, predicted that turnout would be around 1.2 million — about what it was in 2009, when Mayor Bloomberg was widely expected to win a third term. Another Democratic consultant, Bruce N. Gyory, predicted turnout between 1.1 million and 1.25 million. There are 4.3 million active registered voters in New York City.
About 28 percent, huh?
Next, Tamar Lewin writes up the boycott vote in the New York Times a week ago:
There are now three small American academic groups that support a boycott. The Association for Asian American Studies endorsed it in April, and the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association did so this month after the vote by the American Studies Association. In that vote, 66 percent supported the boycott, and 30.5 percent opposed it — but only 1,252 of the group’s 5,000 members participated.
About 25 percent. Only? Depends on the context.