Mayor De Blasio’s Approval Rating Improves In New Quinnipiac Poll
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — According to a new poll, more New Yorkers are seeing Mayor Bill de Blasio in a better light.
A survey released Wednesday by Quinnipiac University said that 51 percent of New York City residents approve of the mayor, while 28 percent do not.
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His marks have improved from Quinnipiac’s last survey in mid-March when only 45 percent of New Yorkers approved of de Blasio, while 34 percent did not.
“The overall numbers are good,” Maurice Carroll, assistant polling director at Quinnipiac, told WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb. “They obscure a tale of two cities, a racial split that is quite considerable.”
The poll found that 66 percent of blacks approves of the mayor, while only 41 percent of whites give him a thumb’s-up.
The survey also asked residents to weigh in on some of de Blasio’s possible policy changes.
Sixty-six percent of those surveyed believe the mayor should not follow through on his plan to ban horse-drawn carriages, despite, several recent incidents involving the highly debated New York City staple.
Earlier this week, a carriage horse named Pumpkin broke loose from its bridle and dragged its carriage through Central Park, only coming to a stop after the carriage got caught on the rear door of a taxi cab.
The survey of 1,033 city voters had a margin of error of 3.1 percentage points.
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