July 28th, 2009
11:03 AM ET
13 years ago

Poll: Democrat narrows gap with Bloomberg to ten points

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/02/20/art.bloomberg.gi.jpg caption="New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg holds a 10 point lead over his top Democratic challenger."](CNN) - The top Democratic challenger to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg now trails the mayor by 10 percentage points, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday.

That's a drop from the 22-point lead Bloomberg held over New York City Comptroller William Thompson in the previous Quinnipiac poll released June 16.

Fifty-nine percent of New York City voters give Bloomberg a favorable rating in Tuesday's poll while 34 percent rated the mayor unfavorably. Sixty-three percent approve of the job Bloomberg is doing, while 29 percent disapprove.

Tuesday's poll surveyed 1,290 New York City registered voters from July 21-27. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.7 percentage points. In the poll, Bloomberg was identified as "running as both a Republican and an independent" while in Quinnipiac's June 16 survey, Bloomberg was identified only as an independent.

Filed under: Michael Bloomberg
soundoff (12 Responses)
  1. send him packing

    they need a new marshall

    July 28, 2009 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  2. Frank

    Didn't those dumb New Yorkers get the memo?

    Bloomberg is rich and famous. How could you dream of voting for anyone else?

    July 28, 2009 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  3. yuri

    Though Bloomberg is a benign bloke, a Dem voctory might bring some changes that are amicable, hopefully.

    July 28, 2009 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  4. Obama=Trickle up Poverty

    Amazing that polls change that much. Are people so wishy washy they can't make a decision and stick with it?

    July 28, 2009 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm |
  5. Anonymous

    Whether he's identified as a Republican or Independent the election is his with a 59% approval rating. No way that 10 point gap is going to close in time for the Dem challenger.

    July 28, 2009 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  6. Pepou

    I will NEVER vote for Bloomberg. He bought the last election.

    July 28, 2009 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  7. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    I don't see how anyone is going to knock Bloomberg off of his high horse.

    July 28, 2009 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
  8. Active Duty Democrat

    it aint over yet, go Dems!!!!

    July 28, 2009 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  9. J.P.

    Oh please. What makes the difference between RINO Bloomberg and the average liberal challenger?

    July 28, 2009 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  10. Mike, FL

    I can't understand why anyone would vote for anyone who would change the term limit rule to run for the third time.

    July 28, 2009 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
  11. a l

    In this article, the mayor's name was repeated six times. His challenger, William Thompson, was mentioned by name only once. This is an important journalistic ethics issue for election news coverage.

    July 28, 2009 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  12. Back to Simple Life

    Will it really matter with Guilianni's MAFIA still in charge of that City?

    July 28, 2009 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |