Another Poll Shows Bloomberg’s Popularity Slipping

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – A new Marist College poll finds New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg‘s once sky high numbers continuing to fall.

WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb: 59% Don’t Like The Job He’s Doing

His job approval now stands at 40%. It was at a record high of 68% in October 2008.

That 40% number is up from January’s 37%, but down from February’s 44%.

“This is a mayor who is obviously suffering somewhat from third term-itis,” says Marist College poll director Lee Miringoff.

“A majority now think the city is headed in the wrong direction. That typically leads to the door step of the mayor,” says Miringoff. “We’re seeing the one-two punch.”

The poll found nearly 2/3 surveyed disapprove of his management of the schools.

More than half don’t like how the mayor is handling the budget.

Overall, 59% don’t like the job he’s doing.

Also, 53% say the city is headed in the wrong direction.

LINK: Detailed Poll Results

A March Quinnipiac University poll showed his approval rating at only 39%.

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  • nyc

    This city has become a city for the rich, people on welfare and probably millions of Illegal immigrants ! Middle class people have moved or trying to leave ! Thanks Bloomberg.

  • Antlhony

    If I had Mayer Mike’s money, I wouldn’t be spending my last days working for $1 a year and low approval ratings. I’d take a cruise around the world and get away from the rat race of New York City.

  • Devenio

    The Mayor is in his third and last term. Last term officials pretty much do whatever the hell they want and damn the polls. Hes’ not running for office again so he could care less what the voters think.. This is the “Take Care Of My Rich and Powerful Friends” term for him. He’ll be back in the private sector soon and what he does now for others like him will pay off for him later.

  • Guest

    Was this poll taken before or after the controversy surrounding police officer Wong’s wake/funeral?

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