Poll: Early high marks for de Blasio
January 16th, 2014
05:34 PM ET
9 months ago

Poll: Early high marks for de Blasio

(CNN) – More than two-thirds of New York City voters feel optimistic about Mayor Bill de Blasio's next four years in office, according to a new poll released Thursday from Quinnipiac University.

Sixty-seven percent of voters say they're optimistic about his first term, compared to 21 percent who say they're pessimistic, the poll shows.

De Blasio is the first new mayor the city has had in 12 years, and the first Democratic mayor in two decades.

Though the mayor has only been in office for a little more than two weeks, 53% of voters approve of the job he's done so far, while 13% disapprove and 34% are undecided.

His approval is lowest among GOP voters, but the liberal mayor still has a positive rating among Republicans by a margin of 40% to 28%.

"New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is having a honeymoon," said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

On a side note, the survey was conducted roughly around the same time de Blasio set off an Internet frenzy when he was photographed eating pizza with a fork - a big no-no in the Big Apple.

Quinnipiac interviewed 1,288 New York City voters between January 9-15. The survey's sampling error is plus or minus 2.7 percentage points.


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soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. Gurgyl

    Very heavy security is needed in NY, because the way these GOP garbage is going on–they blame.

    January 16, 2014 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  2. carlos

    Glad to see he made it through Pizzagate. I was sure Darryl Issa was going to jump all over this.

    January 16, 2014 06:12 pm at 6:12 pm |
  3. Abbey

    Big deal. Wait until the bills go unpaid and crime rises.

    January 16, 2014 06:15 pm at 6:15 pm |
  4. Rick McDaniel

    He hasn't done anything yet........wait until they find out what he is REALLY like. The honeymoon will end quickly enough.

    by the way Bloomberg was a Democrat.......in spite of the fact he called himself an independent.

    January 16, 2014 06:33 pm at 6:33 pm |
  5. tom l

    I'm totally confused. Can liberals please explain this to me:

    START-UP NY is a groundbreaking new initiative from Governor Andrew M. Cuomo that will provide major incentives for businesses to relocate, start up or significantly expand in New York State through affiliations with public and private universities, colleges and community colleges. Businesses will have the opportunity to operate state and local tax-free on or near academic campuses, and their employees will pay no state or local personal income taxes. In addition, businesses may qualify for additional incentives.

    January 16, 2014 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  6. just saying

    yeah, obama had good polls right after he was elected as well. then we all found out he is a pathological liar. now he's cratering. give this buffoon a few months and his wacky ideas will have him crashing in the polls as well.

    January 17, 2014 02:23 am at 2:23 am |
  7. Marie MD

    Just stay away from eating pizza with a fork and knife. That's NOT NY and he should know it.
    That being said, he just started his job but if he sticks to his campaign promises he might make it after all.

    January 17, 2014 06:26 am at 6:26 am |