Tags: Polls | bill de Blasio | New York | mayor | ratings

Poll: Racial Gap Widens in de Blasio's Approval Rating

Wednesday, 11 Jun 2014 06:07 PM

By Cathy Burke

Mayor Bill de Blasio, who has decried New York's move toward "a tale of two cities,"
is more popular with voters than he was three months ago, but the racial gap is widening, a poll released Wednesday showed.

The Quinnipiac University poll found the mayor's job approval at 51 percent, with 28 percent disapproving, compared with a March 18 survey that put his approval-disapproval at 45 percent and 34 percent.

The new mayor's popularity still lags behind his post-inaugural ratings in a Jan. 16 poll, when he scored 53 percent approval and 13 percent disapproval.

Broken down by race, the survey finds the mayor's support greatest among blacks and Hispanics, with black voters liking the job he's doing 66-14 percent, compared with 60-22 percent in March. Hispanic voters approve of him 56-17 percent, up from their March ratings of 47-28 percent.

White voters are almost evenly split, with 41 percent approving and 42 percent disapproving; that compares with a negative 39-45 percent approval score in March.

The 25-point gap between white and black approval compares to a 21-point gap on March 18.

"Black New Yorkers . . . liked him in our last poll and they like him even more now. White voters are still split, creating a widening approval gap," said the poll's assistant director, Maurice Carroll.

"This probably is not the 'tale of two cities' which the mayor envisioned," Carroll said.

The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.

Related Stories:

© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Ex-KKK Leader David Duke: I May Challenge Rep. Steve Scalise

Friday, 30 Jan 2015 00:10 AM

Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke says he might go up against Republican Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana in 2016 bec . . .

AG Nominee Gets 2 GOP Endorsements After Witnesses Attack DOJ

Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 23:33 PM

Two Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee endorsed Loretta Lynch's nomination as attorney general, but not befor . . .

Recalling Late John Myers of Indiana, Congress' 'Mr. Nice Guy'

Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 23:23 PM

Following the news on Tuesday that former Rep. John T. Myers died, the immediate reminiscences were not about the Indian . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved