Quinnipiac Poll: NYC Mayor de Blasio's Approval Rating 53%

Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 09:23 PM

By Cathy Burke

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
New Yorkers and Mayor Bill de Blasio are "having a honeymoon," with a majority of voters supporting his job performance, yet there's little enthusiasm for the centerpiece of the liberal leader’s agenda, Quinnipiac Poll Director Maurice Carroll said Thursday.

De Blasio’s job approval rating was 53 percent, with 13 percent disapproving and 34 percent undecided, according to the Quinnipiac University poll results. Approval was lowest among Republicans, at 40 percent.

Sixty-seven percent are optimistic about the next four years, though Republicans are divided 44-45 percent on the feel-good prospects, the poll showed.

"New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is having a honeymoon,” Carroll said.

The poll found 20 percent of voters said education should be a top priority, 13 percent thought jobs were priority No. 1 and crime and affordable housing were top concerns of 9 percent each.

Only 2 percent of voters said "income inequality" or "class inequality" should be a top priority.

"When we ask New Yorkers what's their top priority, they say education, jobs, crime, housing. Almost no one says, 'income inequality,'" Carroll said.

Voters also soundly rejected de Blasio’s intention to ban horse carriages in the city, 61 to 28 percent.

De Blasio made his plan to battle the city's income inequality problem, which he dubbed "the tale of two cities,” a major theme of his campaign and his inaugural address.

The poll had a margin of error of plus or minus 2.7 percentage points.

Related Stories:

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
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

D'Souza: Community Service Comrades Will Turn Republican

Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 22:50 PM

Conservative author and filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza admitted Tuesday night he isn't sure what the judge meant when he sente . . .

Climate Change Crowd Silent on Regulations' Economic Damage

Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 20:26 PM

As Watchdog.org reporter Bruce Parker vividly reported Sunday from inside the environmentalist carnival that was the Peo . . .

US Capital Votes to Allow Concealed Firearms

Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 18:48 PM

City council members voted unanimously but reluctantly Tuesday to allow residents and visitors alike to carry concealed  . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

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