Forty five percent of New York City voters approve of the job Mayor Bill de Blasio is doing, according to a Quinnipiac University poll.  That's compared with 34 percent who disapprove.

"After an uneven first couple of months in office, only so-so numbers for New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio as he prepares to confront the media at Saturday's Inner Circle Show," said Quinnipiac University Poll Assistant Director Maurice Carroll.

Mayor de Blasio's approval rating has fallen from 53 percent in January.  In comparison, a March 2002 survey showed Michael Bloomberg with a 62 percent approval rating after three months as mayor.

"Mayor de Blasio's overall job-approval numbers are off a bit, but still positive," said Carroll.  "And he gets solid marks on the standard pollster traits - leadership, honest and understanding people's problems."

Sixty five percent of voters are optimistic about the next four years under the mayor, 56 percent say he has strong leadership qualities and 62 percent call him honest and trustworthy.

The poll also found that Police Commissioner Bill Bratton has an approval rating of 57 percent, while 53 percent approve of the job City Comptroller Scott Stringer is doing.

Overall, 46 percent believe de Blasio will make the city better, 27 percent believe he will make it worse and 19 percent say he will have no effect.


Source:  Quinnipiac University Poll

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