Saturday, February 20, 2010

More voters unhappy with Bloomberg

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's Approval Rating Slips

NEW YORK (AP) -- A new poll finds Mayor Michael Bloomberg's approval ratings have slipped slightly.

The Quinnipiac University survey released Wednesday found 61 percent of New York City voters approve of the job Bloomberg is doing. While that's still a high approval rating, it's his lowest in five years.

It's down from 67 percent in September, and his lowest since a 60 percent rating in 2005.

Quinnipiac says many Americans are unhappy with incumbents as the economy continues to limp along.

Bloomberg was re-elected to a third term last year by less than five points. That was a much narrower margin than predicted.

Quinnipiac surveyed 1,195 New York City registered voters. The margin of error is plus or minus 2.8 percentage points.

12 comments:

Lino said...

This sort of buyer's remorse often happens within a year of someone's election or re-election but what the hell did anyone expect? People have had eight years of this man and can't be that surprised by his actions...HE is a republican..period.

There were two alternatives Thompson and Avella (who I voted for in the primary 'cause I considered him more electable). Instead money ruled and thanks to conservative ideologues on the Supreme Court, money will flow even more in the future.

Eventually, maybe, we'll stop letting Madison Avenue lead us around by the nose.

Anonymous said...

Frankly, I would wager that if Quinnipiac called the homes of the parents of children at the 19 schools being phased out, the approval rating would be at rock bottom!

How do we dethroan this "king" and Henchman Klein??

NYC Educator said...

Didn't Qunipiac place Mayor Mike 18 points ahead in the general election? Are we sure they aren't a Bloomberg subsidiary?

stinky said...

Bloomberg was re-elected to a third term last year by less than five points.

That statement above say's much since Bloomberg's opponent Thompson was a lightweight and outspent him 15 x 1.

Even his political affiliation; running as Republican is simply a strategy to ease the barriers of the election process.

Bloomberg despite trampling our rights by trashing the 2 term limits, voters chose a candidate who despite all of the many negative was seen as someone who would guard against the city from spiraling down the tube financially and at least so head strong wrong or right on an issue - he will fight tooth and nail to the end.

So for the city's sake we don't have another loser Pols such Patterson, Shumer, Crowley, Marshall, Silver, and Rangles running the city.

The voters do not have great choices for candidates that truly will represent the citizens residing here. Everyone else models after or get's support from the folks with the same affiliation and wear the same stripes. These folks are dedicated to running Gov into the ground and expecting anyone left willing or forced to stay here to pay for it all.

Emperor Bloomberg is monument building to leave a legacy - I hate it and will fight that to the end. I do want fiscal guy in there to watch that we don't land at the bottom of the economic abyss - we are close to it - I think he won't allow that and will be a pit bull to protect us from Albany and Washington who fears him. That's why he is useful. As for Queens, he believes we are the dumping ground for Manhattan and a playground for his monuments and friends. Good luck friends this has not been good for us in a long time or since Mayor Giuliani governed us.

NYC Educator said...

I'm sorry, but if Mayor Mike is such an expert, why did he not anticipate the budget crunch and prepare for it? Why is he spending 72 million for his charter school BFFs while Queens high schools are short 33,000 seats and my school is at 250% capacity?

Why is he closing Jamaica High School based on demonstrably false data rather than investing in improving it? Why is he leaving so many neighborhoods without neighborhood schools?

He has an education agenda based on models in NY and San Diego that did not actually produce results. Why doesn't he know that?

Adolf Bloomhitler said...

Who carez?

Anonymous said...

This sort of buyer's remorse often happens within a year of someone's election or re-election but what the hell did anyone expect? People have had eight years of this man and can't be that surprised by his actions...HE is a republican..period.


BLLOMBERG IS NOT A REPUBLICAN.

You have zero credibility every time you spout that nonsense. And i say that as someone who wishes a real republican would run this city.

Alfred E. Bloomtard said...

What...me worry?

Seth said...

Bloomberg is, and always has been, a liberal Democrat. Remember, he was a Dem before he changed parties in order to run for mayor in the first place, because the Dems already had a candidate.

Since he first took office, he has been a Democrat, his claims to anything else notwithstanding, his actions speaking louder than words.

It would be nice to see New York again have a conservative mayor, or at least a Republican with some semblance of conservative values.

primadonna said...

NYC Educator:

He knows it, just doesn't care.

He's a control freak and obsesses with having full control over our schools. Parents and the UFT is standing in his way.
He wants us all to drop dead.

I can only imagine all the financial scandals that will come out of some of these charter schools.

Anonymous said...

Hey, you all voted for him. Now you have him. Did you think he wasn't going to raise your property taxes, water bills, instill congestion pricing? You all got what you deserve. No use in complaining now. You had an opportunity to get rid of him and you didn't. Now suffer!

Anonymous said...

Fuck those voters who gave Bloomberg his 3rd term where they breathe!

You who voted for hizzoner can now enjoy his dick up your asses!

Maybe you jerks should give him a 4th chance to screw NYC again.