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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
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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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>> 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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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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