NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Mayor Bill de Blasio is getting really low marks for his handling of crime. A new poll shows voters’ disapproval.
It’s one of the ironies of managing a large city like New York — the overall crime index is down 7 percent, but city residents are still not happy.
According to the latest Quinnipiac Poll, 49 percent of voters do not approve of how the mayor has handled crime, while 42 percent do approve.
That’s a big change from January when 41 percent of New Yorkers disapproved and 50 percent approved, CBS2’s Marcia Kramer reported Tuesday.
“People are not satisfied with the state of the criminal justice system in New York City,” Quinnipiac Poll assistant director Maurice Carroll said. “De Blasio is the mayor. He’s in front of it. So, therefore, he will take the brunt of whenever anybody gets shot, and there’s been a fair amount of that stuff lately.”