Mayor Adams Approval Rating Plummets Amid Rising Crime

New York City Mayor Eric Adams attends the Met Gala on Monday, May 2, 2022. (Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office)

By Hamodia Staff

A new Quinnipiac University poll released on Wednesday found that a majority of New Yorkers seem to have lost faith in Mayor Eric Adams’ handling of rising crime in the city, the New York Post reported.

The poll found that 49% felt that crime is their top concern, which is more than triple who cited affordable housing as their top concern (15%) or quadruple those who were worried most about homelessness (12%).

More than half of New Yorkers, or 54%, disapprove of the mayor’s handling of crime, and only 37% percent approved. This is a turn around from a February poll in which 35% disapproved and 49% approved.

Mayor Adams made crime reduction a foundation of his mayoral campaign, citing his career as a transit cop as a plus in his ability to fight crime.

The pol found his negative rating to be across the board, with New Yorkers in all boroughs and of all racial groups disapproving of his performance. While 59% of Hispanics and 55% of whites graded him poorly, even black voters disapproved by a slight margin of 46% to 45%.

The mayor’s overall job approval registered at 43% of voters approving to 37% disapproving, while in the February poll Adams enjoyed a 46% of voters approving to 27% disapproving.

The Quinnipiac Poll surveyed 1,249 voters between April 28 through May 2, and has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.8 percentage points.

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