OAN’s James Meyers
8:20 AM – Thursday, December 7, 2023
New York City Mayor Eric Adams has seen his approval rating plunge to 28%, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released on Wednesday.
The small percentage is the lowest ever recorded for a New York City Mayor in the history of Quinnipiac polls.
Experts believe Adams’ (D-N.Y.) poor handling of the ongoing migrant crisis has caused a nine point drop from a February poll that garnered 37% of support. It is also three points less than the previously lowest ever recorded poll, which was a 31% approval rating for former Mayor Mike Bloomberg.
“There is a real sense of worry and voters are not happy. There’s no good news for Mayor Adams in this poll. Not only are voters giving him poor grades on the job he’s doing at City Hall, their views on his character have dimmed,” said assistant director Mary Snow of the Quinnipiac College Poll, which first started polling New York mayor’s approval in 1996.
“As the city faces across the board budget cuts while dealing with a migrant crisis, headlines about a federal investigation into the mayor’s 2021 campaign and an accusation of sexual assault leveled against him from 30 years ago are taking a toll.”
Adams received the highest support from Black voters, with a 48% approval rating compared to 38% who gave him a thumbs down.
Additionally, only 35% of fellow Democrats said he’s doing a good job, while 49% said he is not.
Furthermore, 60% of participants disapproved of his handling of crime, 66% were against the way he has handled the migrant crisis and a staggering 72% gave a thumbs down of how he has handled the homelessness problem.
A spokesperson for Adams said the poll numbers are fabricated.
“Incorrect polls come out every day, but the real numbers cannot be questioned: crime is down, jobs are up, and we continue to deliver billions of dollars into the pockets of working people,” said Adams spokesman Fabien Levy.
The poll surveyed 1,297 New York City registered voters from November 30th to December 4th.
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