More than half of city voters don’t think Cathie Black, Mayor Bloomberg’s pick to be the next schools chancellor, has the right kind of experience for the job, according to a poll released today.
The survey from Quinnipiac University found that 51 percent of respondants don’t think Black, with her past gigs running Hearst Magazines and serving on numerous corporate boards, is up to managing the city Department of Education.
Twenty-six percent think she is qualified and 23 percent are undecided, according to the poll.
The numbers are even worse for people with children in public schools.
Sixty-two percent in that category disapprove of Bloomberg appointing Black and 63 percent said she does not have the right kind of experience.
"The only positive sign for her is that about one quarter of voters don’t know enough to say whether they approve or disapprove of her appointment," said Maurice Carroll, the director of Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.
"There’s some room for the spinners to make Bloomberg’s case."