Poll: De Blasio’s Approval Ratings Sink

NEW YORK (AP) -
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)

A new poll is showing Mayor Bill de Blasio with the lowest approval rating of his term.

De Blasio has a 41 percent job approval rating in the Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday. That is down from 50 percent in the pollster’s last survey in January.

And voters polled say by a 52-37 percent margin that de Blasio, a first-term Democrat, does not deserve re-election. Matched up with potential opponents, the mayor would garner 37 percent compared to City Comptroller Scott Stringer, running as an independent, who would get 36 percent;

If Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams were to run as an independent, de Blasio leads by a single point — 35 percent to 34 percent. And he leads Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr., 37 to 32 percent.

The poor poll results come after weeks of bad press for de Blasio stemming from several controversies. They include a joint federal and state probe into his campaign fundraising activities, as well as six other investigations.

A mayoral spokeswoman downplayed the results, saying, “the only thing less reliable than the weather is a poll.”