By Brooklyn Reader

March 19, 2014, 10:46 am

 

Mayor Bill de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray visit DOE Pre-K Enrollment Workshop in Brooklyn on Sunday, March 16, 2014. Credit: Rob Bennett the Office of Mayor Bill de Blasio

Mayor Bill de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray visit DOE Pre-K Enrollment Workshop in Brooklyn on Sunday, March 16, 2014. Credit: Rob Bennett the Office of Mayor Bill de Blasio

A new Quinnipiac poll shows that Mayor Bill de Blasio’s approval rating has dropped nearly 10 percent since January to 45 percent, while his disapproval rating more than doubled to 34 percent.

The mayor’s approval falls below Police Commissioner William Bratton’s 57 – 13 percent approval rating and City Comptroller Scott Stringer’s 53 – 12 percent score, according to the poll released on Tuesday.

The mayor’s approval is 47 – 32 percent among men, 44 – 36 percent among women, 60 – 22 percent among black voters and 47 – 28 percent among Hispanic voters. White voters give him a negative 39 – 45 percent approval rating. Democrats approve 55 – 27 percent, while Republicans disapprove 75 – 16 percent. Independent voters are divided as 36 percent approve and 38 percent disapprove.

“After an uneven first couple of months in office, only so-so numbers for New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio as he prepares to confront the media at Saturday’s Inner Circle show,” said Quinnipiac University Poll Assistant Director Maurice Carroll.

“Mayor de Blasio’s overall job-approval numbers are off a bit, but still positive. And he gets solid marks on the standard pollster traits – leadership, honesty and understands people’s problems.”

By a 65 – 29 percent margin, New York City voters are optimistic about the next four years under de Blasio. The new mayor will make life better for them and their families, 33 percent of voters say, while 22 percent say he will make life worse and 38 percent say he will have no effect.

However, there were wider disparities in how New Yorkers viewed the job the mayor is doing across racial lines:

Black voters are optimistic about the city 81 – 13 percent and Hispanic voters are optimistic 69 – 21 percent, with white voter optimism at 51 – 45 percent.

The mayor will make their life better rather than worse, black voters say 43 – 11 percent and Hispanic voters say 34 – 14 percent, while white voters say 33 – 26 percent their life will get worse.


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One Response

  1. Natasha Watterson

    I think he’s doing a great job. He’s transparent and unfiltered. Its hard for New Yorkers to be supportive when
    Homelessness in New York City reached its highest level since the Great Depression, one in five people are relying on food banks and pantries, 1.8 million are receiving SNAP benefits, and the average one bedroom apartment is $1200- $1500. No one has time to be happy, we are all rushing to our second job!! Lets give him another year and see what happens. I still predict that he will be another David Dinkins. Let’s see.

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