Bloomberg numbers suffer post snow storm
January 6th, 2011
07:34 PM ET
12 years ago

Bloomberg numbers suffer post snow storm

(CNN) - Independent New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's poll numbers have suffered in the wake of the recent snow blizzard, according to a new poll.

The NY1-Marist survey released Thursday and conducted on January 5th shows the mayor with a 37 percent approval rating, the lowest figure since taking office. Eleven percent of respondents said he is doing an excellent job, 26 percent said he's doing a good job, 34 percent rate his performance as fair and 26 percent said he is doing a poor job.

When asked about the mayor's handling of the snow, more than seven in ten said they disapproved of his handling of the situation while twenty one percent said they approved.

"Mayor Bloomberg clearly will need a big shovel if he wants to dig himself out of this political storm, and it looks like the next opportunity is heading his way," said Dr. Lee M. Miringoff, Director of The Marist College Institute for Public Opinion.

New York City received record amounts of snow in late December, crippling the city and travel in the region.

Marist last questioned New York residents in October. At that time, 50 percent of registered voters gave Bloomberg high marks.

Six-hundred adults were surveyed via telephone for the survey, which had a sampling error of plus or minus four percentage points.

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  1. T'sah from Virginia

    "...26 percent said he is doing a poor job."
    That's the number he should look at and that's NOTHING to worry about – Over some doggone SNOW??? New Yorkers are tougher than that and them voting on SNOW APPROVAL ratings is something that does NOT STICK!!!

    January 6, 2011 07:40 pm at 7:40 pm |
  2. keepstuffingthis

    Hey Bloomy, don't you think those union guys need another raise and more benefits after they killed those people. The democrat liberals do and you know those corrupt union bosses, they will show the people of New York that although they are already highly taxed, the unions want more, if people want to stay alive. You have to remember unions are liberal democrats, the greediest people in existance.

    January 6, 2011 09:00 pm at 9:00 pm |