Poll: de Blasio’s Approval Rating Rises, Policies Dip

NEW YORK (AP) -

A new Quinnipiac poll released Wednesday says slightly more than half of New Yorkers approve of the job Mayor Bill de Blasio is doing, but several of his policies are unpopular with the public.

Fifty-one percent approve of the Democrat while 28 percent do not, up from March, when 45 percent approved versus 34 percent who did not. The bulk of de Blasio’s support comes from blacks; among whites, he has a narrow 42 to 41 percent disapproval rating.

Meanwhile, 66 percent believe de Blasio should not follow through on his plan to ban horse-drawn carriages. Only 39 percent agree with the mayor that ferrets should be permitted as pets.