NEW YORK (AP) — The fundraising scandals dogging New York City Comptroller John Liu are taking a bite out of his job-approval numbers.

A Quinnipiac University Poll released Thursday found that 38 percent of New York voters approve of the way he’s handling his job. That’s down from 57 percent in May.

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Liu’s campaign spokesman says that given the daily barrage of bad news, they’re “surprised his numbers are that good.”

Liu’s standing as a possible mayoral candidate remained unchanged. Forty-six percent said he would not make a good mayor.

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The poll also found soft support for Council Speaker Christine Quinn. Thirty-nine percent say she would make a good mayor.

The poll surveyed 1,242 voters Dec. 7-12. The margin of error is plus or minus 2.8 percentage points.

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