Poll: Mayor Bloomberg’s Approval Rating Falls

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Last month, Mayor Michael Bloomberg had a 54 percent approval rating, in part for his handling of Tropical Storm Irene. On Wednesday, that rating fell to 45, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday.

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The poll shows a majority of New York City voters believe Bloomberg lost his focus during his third term. Among Republicans, 64 percent share that sentiment, while Democrats and Independents by 52 and 47 percent respectively agree.

Regardless of how they feel about the mayor’s policies, New York City voters like him as a person 60 – 25 percent.

“The job-approval bounce Mayor Michael Bloomberg got from his handling of Tropical Storm Irene has faded. He’s back in the third-term blahs and slightly more than half of the neighbors think Hizzoner has lost focus,” said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. “But New Yorkers still like Mayor Mike, whether or not they agree with him.”

Polled Big Apple voters approve of NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly 66 – 24 percent. That rating breaks down by 78 – 15 percent among white voters, 51 – 39 percent among black voters and 58 – 26 percent among Hispanic voters.

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In the field of possible candidates for New York City’s 2013 mayoral race, Kelly has the support of 25 percent of the voters – the largest margin. The next three contenders are City Council Speaker Christine Quinn with 17 percent, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz with 14 percent, and City Comptroller John Liu with 10 percent.

What do you think of Mayor Bloomberg? Sound off in our comments section below…

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  • Sparky1130

    Wouldn’t have anything to do with his submission to the morons down on Liberty St. would it?

  • p8nt

    It doesn’t matter if Bloomy was the mayor or if Joe Schmoe was the mayor, all these things would’ve happened anyway. As far as the Mosque issue, that whole “issue” shows how closed minded NY’ers are.

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  • Peter

    I can’t wait until his term is up !!!!!

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  • Paul R Sellitto

    Enough is Enough with a leader of our Great City. How many scandals have occurred on his watch? Citytime came and went and we forgot all about it. Now we have the Haggerty fiasco. I guess we are returning to the middle ages of Imperial rule where Dictatorship rules.

  • LouB

    Bloomberg is a sawed off little worm who rewrote laws of New York City that were on the books many years so he could be elected to a third term and become another Imperial ruler. His being in favor of the muslim mosque stuff as a New Yorker and a Jew is beyond unbelievable. But what I really love most about his hypocrisy is when Bill Gates and his wife gave $100,000,000 to Johns Hopkins University, Bloombergs alma mater, he responded quickly with his own gift of $130,000,000 almost immediately. It seems funny that he had not thought about that prior for his school of study or is it just his normal act, one upsmanship and showmanship?

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