- 44 – 16 percent for Public Advocate Bill de Blasio;
- 54 – 16 percent for City Comptroller John Liu;
- 55 – 25 percent for City Council Speaker Christine Quinn.Police Commissioner Ray Kelly gets a 67 – 20 percent approval, including 57 – 27 percent among black voters. The new Schools Chancellor, Cathleen Black, gets a negative 17 – 49 percent approval rating, with 34 percent undecided.New York City voters give President Barack Obama a 70 – 26 percent job approval.“Is it the snow, the third-term blahs, the weekends away, the presidential chatter? Whatever the explanation, Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s once-upon-a-time stretch of 70-plus job approval numbers has gone south. This is his first negative number since 2003,” said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.
- 2 percent say excellent;
- 26 percent say good;
- 31 percent say not so good;
- 38 percent say poor.
The Quinnipiac University Poll, directed by Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D., conducts public opinion surveys in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida, Ohio and the nation as a public service and for research.