From the NY Post:
For a guy who claims not to care about the polls, Mayor Bloomberg is spending a fistful of dollars -- perhaps $2 million -- to raise his sagging approval numbers by blaming the city's fiscal woes on Albany.
The mayor dipped into his very deep pockets for a massive direct-mail campaign aimed at boosting his standing among voters -- while blaming Albany for a new round of budget cuts he could propose as early as next month.
The move came days after launching a TV ad blitz at an estimated cost of $900,000.
"Albany's Budget Cuts Will Hurt Our Families. That's Why Mike Bloomberg Is Standing Up For Us," reads the flyer that landed in mailboxes yesterday.
One source put the price of that effort at close to $1 million.