From the NY Times:
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s job approval rating among New Yorkers has hit its lowest point in six years, with residents conveying widespread anxieties about the city’s economic prospects, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll.
Nearly 70 percent of city residents characterize the echttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gifonomy as being bad. And New Yorkers are chiefly interested in jobs and low-priced goods, even at the expense of neighborhood stores. Residents of the Bronx, for example, favor Wal-Mart’s long-frustrated efforts to establish a store in the city; 79 percent liked the idea.
According to the poll, 45 percent of New Yorkers approve of Mr. Bloomberg’s performance, down nine points since the last Times poll, in October 2010.
Forty-three percent of New Yorkers disapprove of the mayor’s performance.
Mr. Bloomberg’s job approval rating was 43 percent in February 2005.
The NY Times recently honored their first publisher, who wouldn't kowtow to Boss Tweed. My, how things have changed.