Bloomberg's approval hits new low
March 16th, 2011
10:24 AM ET
4 years ago

Bloomberg's approval hits new low

(CNN) - New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has hit his lowest approval rating in eight years, according to a new poll.

In a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday, New York City voters disapproved of the job the three-term mayor is doing, 51 to 39 percent. The numbers are the lowest for Bloomberg since his approval was rated at 51 percent in 2003.

Recently, Bloomberg faced criticism for his administration's response after a round of snowstorms pummeled the city.

Asked how the Bloomberg administration handled the clean-up, 69 percent of respondents in the poll said the job was "not so good" or "poor."

Bloomberg, a Republican turned independent and the billionaire founder of Bloomberg LP, is consistently rumored to be among potential candidates for president.

But he recently appeared on NBC's "Meet the Press" and denied the speculation, saying that he wasn't looking at the possibility of running. Asked if he would change his mind, Bloomberg said, "No way, no how."

The Quinnipiac University poll was conducted March 8 – 14, with 1,115 adult New Yorkers questioned by telephone. The poll has a sampling error of +/- 2.9 percentage points.


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  1. jules sand-perkins

    I live in NYC, and basically I like Bloomberg.
    However, it was only last night that I learned that he is responsible for the installation of those hideously annoying TV sets in the back seats of NYC taxis. A member of Bloomberg's family owns or profits from them.
    The TVs are hard to turn off, and sometimes you cannot turn them off.
    He's made a lot of money, and that's a good thing for him.
    The TV sets are an annoyance.

    March 16, 2011 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  2. Ernie

    Big Mike Bloomberg wants to know why his rating are tanking, I can tell you why, it's because he was in favor of building a Moaque 500 feet from ground zero. (First mistate) He does nothing for the people of New York, just because he's a "Billionare" he thinks he can do what ever he wants. Well the people of New York has said "we don't want you anymore". Then he says he's going to run for President come on, His chances of winning the nomination are between slim, none thanks but no thanks Mikie. Big Mike Bloomberg wanted a 3rd term he got and now I bet he wishes he never would have won. Hey Big Mike never go aganist the people who elected you, they just might vote you out of office.

    March 16, 2011 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  3. chris

    He should have left when he was on a high note!!! You gotta love the hubris of the wealthy!!!
    uh, Trump you should take note?

    March 16, 2011 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  4. Ernie

    Hey Mayor Bloomberg, the late great "Mayor of New York, James J. Walker once said "Why should I be President when I can be Mayor of New York" What Mayor Walker really said it's better to Mayor of New York than be President, but you Mayor Bloomberg you want to do both be Mayor of New York, and then be President. You forget being Mayor of New York is like being President of the United States.

    March 16, 2011 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  5. Get A Grip

    Being the 10th richest person in the United States with a networth of $18 BILLION in 2010...unlike many of us, this

    Democratic (until 2001)
    Republican (2001–2007) (guess he can't decide what he wants to be)
    Independent (2007–present)

    has nothing to worry about if he loses his job.

    March 16, 2011 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  6. Mindy Terrel Iowa

    Bloomberg should be recalled n Fired by the Newyorkers.

    March 16, 2011 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  7. Rickster

    Some of today's headlines:
    Wholesale prices jumped last month by the most in nearly two years due to higher energy costs and the steepest rise in food prices in 36 years.

    Food prices soared 3.9 percent last month, the biggest gain since November 1974.

    Energy prices rose 3.3 percent last month, led by a 3.7 percent increase in gasoline costs.

    Housing starts posted their biggest decline in 27 years in February while building permits dropped to their lowest level on record.

    The Obama family will take in the sights in Rio. Heckuva job, Barry, you incompetent amateur.

    March 16, 2011 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  8. XWngLady

    Guess the THIRD time is not the charm...

    March 16, 2011 11:37 am at 11:37 am |
  9. jose

    Bloomberg has been an over rated politician who has quietly taken NYC to the bankrupcy while his pesonal has more than tripple in the time he has been mayor of NYC. I hope he is audited by the IRS, not from NYC, but by federal IRS. I also wish he runs for president so we do to him who we did to the other arrogant fool, Juliani

    March 16, 2011 11:43 am at 11:43 am |