October 22, 2009
10/22: Bloomberg Approval Rating at 58%
A majority of registered voters in New York City — 58% — think Mayor Michael Bloomberg is doing either an excellent or good job in office. 41% rate him as below average. Bloomberg received a similar rating — 59% — when Marist last asked about the mayor’s job performance in September.
Both Republicans and Democrats give the mayor high marks. 69% of New York City’s GOP say the mayor is doing an above average job as mayor. 60% of Democrats agree. Similar proportions within the two parties thought this way last month.
However, the mayor has continued to slide among non-enrolled voters. Currently, 50% believe the mayor is doing either an excellent or good job in office. In September, that proportion was at 56%. Two months prior to that, 65% of non-enrolled voters thought Bloomberg was doing an above average job in office.
Voters also believe the overall direction of the city is on track. 58% report the Big Apple is headed in the right direction while 33% think it needs to be redirected. These findings have slightly improved since Marist last gauged this question in September. At that time, 54% of the electorate described the city as being on the right course, and 38% saw it heading down the wrong road.