Skip to comments.Quinnipiac: NYC Mayor de Blasio's Approval Ratings Plunge
Posted on 03/21/2014 9:08:16 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
The honeymoon is over for New York City's new mayor, Bill de Blasio, with a poll showing that the liberal Democrat's approval ratings tumbled dramatically as he entered his third month in office.
Just 45 percent of voters approve of the job he is doing, while 34 percent do not, says the survey released Tuesday by the independent Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.
The findings are a major setback for de Blasio, who became the city's 109th mayor on Jan. 1 after a campaign that portrayed him as the progressive alternative to his predecessor, billionaire media tycoon Michael Bloomberg.
A Jan. 16 Quinnipiac poll found that 53 percent of voters thought he was doing a good job, with only 13 percent disapproving.
The pollsters point out, moreover, that when they undertook a similar survey of Bloomberg's performance in March 2002 his first term in office 62 percent of New Yorkers gave him the thumbs-up while a mere 16 percent were disillusioned.
"After an uneven first couple of months in office, only so-so numbers for New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio," said Quinnipiac University Poll Assistant Director Maurice Carroll.
In an additional embarrassment, the new figures reveal that de Blasio's Police Commissioner William Bratton is running way ahead of him in popularity, with a 57 percent approval rating. City Comptroller Scott Stringer also outstripped him, with a 53 percent approval score.
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DeBlasio’s obviously not liberal enough for New Yorkers.
Maybe New Yawkers re3alize he is a D-Bag.
Whatta surprise, Bill De Blassio has finally disappointed even the people of Noo Yorik Siddy.
I did not think that was possible. Good ol’ Bill had EVERYTHING going for him.
I beg to differ, his ratings have soared as the comedy show in comedy history.
Boy am I glad I stored up on popcorn, would not want to miss even one minute of the never ending comedy routines.
Note to the Sandanista inspired mayor of our largest city. You do not begin your quest to turn it into a socialist mecca and getting rid of iconic carriages in Central Park is a prime example.
What does de Blasio care? I read at the time that the reason for getting rid of the carriages was to be able to sell the stables to a campaign contributor that's a property developer from NJ.
Elections have consequences.
Weiner would have been much better for comedy writers.
Frankly, those numbers aren’t that bad considering how awful he is.
Maybe, just maybe, NYC Voters will listen to sources besides the NYT next time. Actually, they won’t and will vote for the next guy with a “D” next to his name.
"R's" aren't much better, Mayor Lindsay, anyone?
And what did NYC expect when they elected this Marxist doofus?
Guess what they are expecting now.
Another Federal bailout when de Blasio bankrupts the city.
45A, 39D? Sounds to me like a plurality of NYers are quite happy with Comrade De Blasio. I hardly call that a “plunge in popularity.”
Libidgits never learn, do they.
Everybody hates Bill de Blasio. The Rolling Stones sang I CAN’T GET NO SATISFACTION BECAUSE I HATE BILL DE BLASIO. Mick Jagger said, “What kind of man makes up his own name and puts a ‘de’ in it? I hate him.”
"Go ahead, bite the Big Apple....Don't mind the maggots."