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64% of White New York Voters Rate Bill de Blasio Negatively
FrontPage Mag ^ | 03/07/2014 | Daniel Greenfield

Posted on 03/07/2014 7:14:52 AM PST by SeekAndFind

It seems New Yorkers are not particularly fond of incompetence, abuses of power and the aimless fights that have characterized William Wilhelm Jr.’s administration.

While the media is still playing defense for the radical leftist politician, the public has lost patience with Bill de Blasio’s antics.

Thirty-nine percent of registered voters in New York City approve of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s job performance two months after he took the reins of the nation’s largest city, a poll from The Wall Street Journal-NBC 4 New York-Marist showed Thursday.

According to the poll, the first WSJ-NBC-Marist survey of his tenure, 10% of voters described Mr. de Blasio’s job performance as excellent and 29% characterized it as good, while 37% rated it as fair and 20% said he is doing poorly. The poll showed 5% either never heard of the mayor or were unsure how to rate him.

Mr. de Blasio’s job-performance rating is markedly lower than Mr. Bloomberg’s at the same point after he took office in 2002. At that time, 50% approved of Mr. Bloomberg’s job performance, and only 6% said Mr. Bloomberg was doing poorly in his new job.

The poll found a significant racial divide, with black and Latino voters, Mr. de Blasio’s base, giving him significantly higher marks than white voters.

The poll showed 50% of black voters and 45% of Latino voters approve of Mr. de Blasio’s job performance, while 30% of white voters gave him positive marks.

By comparison, Mayor Bloomberg’s approval rating at this time in his first term in 2002 was 50 percent, with 6 percent rating him as poor, according to Marist.

His approval rating is highest in the Bronx, with 44 percent approving, and lowest in Manhattan, with 30 percent.

Looking at the full poll numbers,

30% of white voters think well of how Mayor de Blasio is doing his job. 34% rate his performance as fair, and 30% say he is doing poorly.

Among African American voters, 50% approve of the job de Blasio is doing. 40% give him fair marks, and 7% rate his performance as poor.

While 78% of African American voters say they like de Blasio, 55% of Latino voters and 49% of white voters say the same.

So the likability factor that the media is playing up in this poll only applies to minorities. In personal likability, he’s underwater among white voters even in that.

79% of African American voters and 64% of Latinos think de Blasio is a unifying force. This compares with only 42% of white voters who share this opinion

Which means that Bill de Blasio isn’t a unifying force. He’s just there to push racial grievances.

But, do adults citywide agree with how de Blasio handled school closings during those storms?

50% do not think he dealt with the situation correctly. 46% believe he did, and 4% are unsure.

While majorities of African Americans — 55% — and Latinos — 53% — say de Blasio’s assessment was spot on, just 40% of whites agree.

Notably in all this, African-Americans are not all that committed to Red Bill either.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: billdeblasio; newyorkcity; nyc
Here's a number you don't read very often: Nearly 80% of New York City eligible voters DID NOT BOTHER TO VOTE last November.
1 posted on 03/07/2014 7:14:52 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

a 20 percent TURNOUT is disgraceful

william willhelm is what they deserve


2 posted on 03/07/2014 7:16:05 AM PST by MeshugeMikey (Jesus came to Save not Entertain / Ground John Kerry Now!)
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To: SeekAndFind

choke on it, but don’t you dare move here


3 posted on 03/07/2014 7:20:15 AM PST by dontreadthis
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To: SeekAndFind

All together now . . . . . . . RACISM!!! Oh, wait, wrong one.


4 posted on 03/07/2014 7:20:28 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: SeekAndFind
64% of White New York Voters

Which would be roughly....17?


5 posted on 03/07/2014 7:21:01 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SeekAndFind

I am glad I moved out of NY state. Between this mayor and the governor. Forgettable abouttta it. It’s over to be able to afford NY state.


6 posted on 03/07/2014 7:22:12 AM PST by johngrace (I am a 1 John 4! Christian- declared at every Sunday Mass , Divine Mercy and Rosary prayers!)
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To: SeekAndFind

This will hurt the Clintons in 2016 - they fully supported the guy.


7 posted on 03/07/2014 7:29:42 AM PST by w4women ("I believe the very heart and soul of conservatism is libertarianism" - Reagan)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

“64% of White New York Voters. Which would be roughly....17? “

Exactly. The relevance of the white New Yorker has plummeted, and will never return to prominence. Get used to more Marxist leaders.


8 posted on 03/07/2014 7:30:34 AM PST by BlueStateRightist (Government is best which governs least.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Just like in the Presidential election, there was simply no one to vote for...


9 posted on 03/07/2014 7:34:32 AM PST by varyouga
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To: w4women

Not only supported him, Bill swore him in.


10 posted on 03/07/2014 7:37:22 AM PST by surrey
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To: SeekAndFind
This is going to be fun to watch.


11 posted on 03/07/2014 7:37:50 AM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: SeekAndFind
"The last time anybody made a list of the top hundred character attributes of New Yorkers, common sense snuck in at number 79." -Douglas Noel Adams (1952-2001)
12 posted on 03/07/2014 7:41:20 AM PST by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: varyouga
Write in votes could have changed the entire landscape!

look what complacency gort us in 2012


13 posted on 03/07/2014 7:43:44 AM PST by MeshugeMikey (Jesus came to Save not Entertain / Ground John Kerry Now!)
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To: SeekAndFind

You elected him, you jerks!


14 posted on 03/07/2014 7:45:54 AM PST by NorthMountain
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To: SeekAndFind

Too friggin’ bad, NYers. YOU elected him by a 35% margin. YOU wanted him even though you KNEW he’s a marxist POS with ties to the Sandinistas. YOU knew all about him going in.. but YOU elected him anyway!

So.... SUCK IT UP!


15 posted on 03/07/2014 7:47:47 AM PST by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

>> 64% of White New York Voters... Which would be roughly....17? <<

Rachel, Pheobe, Jerry, Cosmo, George’s parents and Eliane like him, but Newman, George and the guys from Friends don’t.


16 posted on 03/07/2014 7:48:03 AM PST by dangus
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To: SeekAndFind

now you know why Wilhelm II became Deblasio


17 posted on 03/07/2014 7:53:12 AM PST by hecht (america 9/11, Israel 24/7)
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To: SeekAndFind
Nearly 80% of New York City eligible voters DID NOT BOTHER TO VOTE last November

64% of White New York Voters Rate Bill de Blasio Negatively

They deserve what they're getting NYers have been exporting tyranny to the rest of the USA for decades. I'd really like to see some NYC storm troopers teach them what it is they've voted for.

18 posted on 03/07/2014 7:55:45 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

No problem for de blasio. They’ll elect him again in a few years.


19 posted on 03/07/2014 7:56:16 AM PST by DPMD
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To: SeekAndFind

Di Blasio Tanks?
Did Danté get a haircut?
How did this happen?


20 posted on 03/07/2014 7:57:55 AM PST by Haiku Guy (Health Care Haiku: If You Have a Right / To the Labor I Provide / I Must Be Your Slave)
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To: SeekAndFind

What’s wrong with the other 36% ??????


21 posted on 03/07/2014 8:05:07 AM PST by ZULU (Magua is sitting in the Oval Office. Ted Cruz/Phil Robertson in 2016.)
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To: SeekAndFind

While 78% of African American voters say they like de Blasio, 55% of Latino voters ..

His wife is black, so I guess that is good enough for contemporary black racists.


22 posted on 03/07/2014 8:06:10 AM PST by ZULU (Magua is sitting in the Oval Office. Ted Cruz/Phil Robertson in 2016.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Everybody hates Bill de Blasio. The other day, Big Bird said, “Hello to all my friends! But not Bill de Blasio.....I hate him. What kind of man makes up his own name and puts ‘de’ in it?”


23 posted on 03/07/2014 8:06:48 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: SeekAndFind

Notice that number 39% keeps popping up in all these local and national polls. That is the number of dedicated Marxists and their uninformed fellow travelers in the country. It is the Marxist base. It is Obama’s base. The result of 100 plus years of steady unrelenting work by Communists to subvert this nation and it will exist until destroyed with extreme prejudice.


24 posted on 03/07/2014 8:43:15 AM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Buckeye McFrog
RE: Which would be roughly....17?

NEW YORK CITY DEMOGRAPHICS
Number Percent
New York Population: 8008278 100.00%
     
Sex and Age    
Male 3794204 47.38%
Female 4214074 52.62%
     
Under 5 years 540878 6.75%
5 to 9 years 561115 7.01%
10 to 14 years 530816 6.63%
15 to 19 years 520641 6.5%
20 to 24 years 589831 7.37%
25 to 34 years 1368021 17.08%
35 to 44 years 1263280 15.77%
45 to 54 years 1012385 12.64%
55 to 59 years 369105 4.61%
60 to 64 years 314349 3.93%
65 to 74 years 494794 6.18%
75 to 84 years 321360 4.01%
85 years and over 121703 1.52%
     
Median age (years) 34.2
     
18 years and over 6068009 75.77%
Male 2803579 35.01%
Female 3264430 40.76%
21 years and over 5744033 71.73%
62 years and over 1117793 13.96%
65 years and over 937857 11.71%
Male 359953 4.49%
Female 577904 7.22%
     
Race    
One race %
White 3576385 44.66%
Black or African American 2129762 26.59%
American Indian and Alaska Native 41289 0.52%
Asian 787047 9.83%
Asian indian 170899 2.13%
Chinese 361531 4.51%
Filipino 54993 0.69%
Japanese 22636 0.28%
Korean 86473 1.08%
Vietnamese 11334 0.14%
Other Asian 79181 0.99%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 5430 0.07%
Native Hawaiian 882 0.01%
Guamanian or Chamorro 1066 0.01%
Samoan 879 0.01%
Other Pacific Islander 2603 0.03%
Some other race 1074406 13.42%
Two or more races 393959 4.92%
     
Hispanic or Latino and race    
Total Population 8008278 100.00%
Hispanic or Latino(of any race) 2160554 26.98%
Mexican 186872 2.33%
Puerto Rican 789172 9.85%
Cuban 41123 0.51%
Other Hispanic or Latino 1143387 14.28%
Not Hispanic or Latino 5847724 73.02%
White alone 2801267 34.98%
     
Relationship    
Total Population 8008278 100.00%
In households 7825848 97.72%
Householder 3021588 37.73%
Spouse 1124305 14.04%
Child 2410420 30.1%
Own child under 18 years 1642612 20.51%
Other relatives 768620 9.6%
Under 18 years 242349 3.03%
Nonrelatives 500915 6.25%
Unmarried partner 155721 1.94%
In group quarters 182430 2.28%
Institutionalized population 75870 0.95%
Non-Institutionalized population 106560 1.33%
     
Households by Type    
Total Households 3021588 100.0 %
Family households (families) 1853223 61.33%
With own children under 18 years 897856 29.71%
Married-couple family 1124305 37.21%
With own children under 18 years %
Female householder, no husband present 576354 19.07%
With own children under 18 years 312600 10.35%
Non Family households 1168365 38.67%
Householder living alone 962624 31.86%
Householder 65 years and over 299920 9.93%
     
Households with individuals under 18 years 1026091 33.96%
Households with individuals 65 years and over 712581 23.58%
     
Average Household size 2.59
Average family size 3.32
     
Housing Occupancy    
Total housing units 3200912 100.00%
Occupied housing units 3021588 94.4%
Vacant housing units 179324 5.6%
For seasonal, recreational, or occasional use 28157 0.88%
Homeowner vacancy rate (percent) 1.7
Rental vacancy rate (percent) 3.2
     
Housing Tenure    
Occupied housing units 3021588 100.00%
Owner-occupied housing units. 912296 30.19%
Renter-occupied housing units. 2109292 69.81%
     
Average household size of owner-occupied units 2.81
Average household size of renter-occupied units 2.5

25 posted on 03/07/2014 9:04:16 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
Thirty-nine percent of registered voters in New York City approve of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s job performance two months after he took the reins of the nation’s largest city, a poll from The Wall Street Journal-NBC 4 New York-Marist showed Thursday.

Maybe, but 98% of journalists want to kiss his butt... and 100% of the folks at NBC and ABC...

26 posted on 03/07/2014 9:12:36 AM PST by GOPJ ("Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), always currying favor with the press...."(nailed) - William Bigelow)
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To: BlueStateRightist
Exactly. The relevance of the white New Yorker has plummeted, and will never return to prominence. Get used to more Marxist leaders.

The white New Yorker still pays most of the taxes. If these guys would grow a pair and vote with their feet, like Rush, New York would go under.

I would love to see de Communist experience this first hand.

27 posted on 03/07/2014 9:15:34 AM PST by CurlyDave
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To: ZULU
What’s wrong with the other 36% ??????

They belong to the SEIU or some other crackpot union.


28 posted on 03/07/2014 10:37:56 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SeekAndFind

The population is 8,336,697, so I assume all the other figures are wrong in that post upthread as well.


29 posted on 03/07/2014 12:56:13 PM PST by firebrand
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