From the Daily News:
The new Quinnipiac University poll out this morning shows Mayor Bloomberg with a 57% approval rating, down from 61% two months ago, as New Yorkers reject just about everything he's proposed to balance the budget (and some that he hasn't). That's his lowest approval rating in five years.
Firehouse closings, a goal Bloomberg has pursued for years? 88% of those polled say no. Close senior centers? 80% say no. Lay off city workers? 63% say no. However, 60% would support freezing city workers' wages, and 50% would furlough them to save money.
If you believe the poll (and it comes with a grain of salt after it blew the call on Bloomberg's four-point win last year), New Yorkers prefer tax hikes to budget cuts 45%-40%, and their favorite tax to raise would be the sales tax (42%).
The poll also found status quo on two issues likely to be considered by the Charter Revision Commission: 51% of those polled oppose nonpartisan elections, and 57% support a two-term limit for elected officials.
It also polled approval ratings on the other three citywide electeds: Comptroller John Liu led with 49%, Council Speaker Christine Quinn followed with 44% and Public Advocate Bill de Blasio had 34%.