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.