A majority of New York City registered voters — 54% — think Mayor Michael Bloomberg is doing either an excellent or good job in office. 45%, on the other hand, say he is doing either a fair or poor job. The mayor’s job approval rating has inched down for the first time since February. When Marist asked about Bloomberg’s job performance last week, 58% gave him high marks.
Democrats are the difference in the mayor’s lower approval rating. 51% of Democrats now say he is doing either an excellent or good job in office. In Marist’s previous survey, 60% of Democrats held this view. Among New York City’s GOP, 69% of registered Republicans think Bloomberg is doing an above average job as mayor. He received the same rating when Marist asked this question last week. When it comes to non-enrolled voters citywide, 55% approve of Mayor Bloomberg’s job performance. Last week, half of non-enrolled voters approved of his job performance.
Voters also believe the city is on the right path. 56% say the city is moving in the right direction while 34% report it’s travelling along the wrong course. Similar proportions of the electorate held these views last week.