A new poll indicates that New Yorkers are souring on Mayor Bill de Blasio, as they are concerned over how he has handled crime and the city’s quality of life, the Wall Street Journal reported.
The WSJ/NBC/Marist poll of registered voters found that 38 percent approved of the Democrat’s performance — his lowest rating yet. His numbers are down sharply from 44 percent in May.
Also, 49 percent say that de Blasio doesn’t deserve re-election, while 42 percent said he does. The most worrying statistic for the mayor is his backing among blacks and Hispanics, traditionally his most loyal constituency.
Only 50 percent of African-Americans support him, down from 59 percent in May’s poll, while 37 percent of Latinos do, down from 49 percent. Among whites, 32 percent approve — unchanged from May.
Most New Yorkers still have a favorable view of de Blasio, though that has also dropped, from 59 percent in May to 52 percent in the most recent poll.
Asked if the city is headed in the wrong direction, 55 percent said yes, the highest number since 2004. But 54 percent say the mayor’s national travel and ambitions have hindered his work.