In the first measure of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s approval rating since late August, his popularity is holding steady citywide – but white voters increasingly disapprove of the mayor in a growing racial divide.
“His job approval rating two months in is positive and pretty good, but disturbingly ethnically divided,” Quinnipiac University Poll Assistant Director Maurice Carroll said this afternoon.
Voters overall citywide approve of Mr. de Blasio 49 percent, with 36 percent disapproving — moving little since the last poll in late August showed the mayor with a 50 percent approval rating.
A full 50 percent of white voters now disapprove of the mayor’s performance, up from 45 percent in August — with just 34 percent of whites approving of the job he’s doing. That’s in sharp contrast to the mayor’s favor with black voters: 71 percent of black voters support the job he’s doing, with only 14 percent disapproving. Among Hispanic voters, 56 percent approve and 27 percent disapprove.