Disapproval of Mayor de Blasio Hits All-Time High


47% don't think he deserves reelection -Poll


capitalnewyork reported
Mayor Bill de Blasio's disapproval rating has hit an all-time high, a Quinnipiac poll released Wednesday found, with almost half of New Yorkers saying he doesn't deserve a second term and more than half of voters saying his leadership is lacking.

Forty-seven percent of New Yorkers don't think de Blasio deserves to be re-elected, the poll found. And while de Blasio’s citywide approval rating is still 44 percent—the same as in a May 12 Quinnipiac survey—his disapproval rating has climbed to its highest in any Quinnipiac poll since he took office: 44 percent. In May, that rating was 40 percent.

That disapproval rating has risen significantly since de Blasio took office, when his disapproval rating stood at 13 percent citywide. Still, more voters approve of de Blasio's performance than approved of Michael Bloomberg's at roughly the same point in his mayoralty, when separate Quinnipiac polls showed his approval rating between 31 percent and 38 percent.

De Blasio still enjoys significant support among Democrats, with 56 percent approval ratings within his own party.