10/30: Bloomberg’s Approval Rating at 54%

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.

Michael Bloomberg

Michael Bloomberg

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.

Table: Bloomberg Approval Rating
Table: Bloomberg Approval Rating Trend
Table: NYC Direction

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Marist Poll Methodology

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