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New York City voters approve 58 - 36 percent of the job Gov. Andrew Cuomo is doing and give City Comptroller Scott Stringer a 54 - 21 percent approval rating, while Mayor Bill de Blasio gets a 44 - 44 percent job approval rating, his worst net approval rating ever, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

Today's score compares to a 44 - 40 percent approval rating for Mayor de Blasio in a May 12 survey by independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University.

Two years before the 2017 Democratic primary for mayor, New York City voters say 47 - 41 percent that de Blasio does not deserve reelection. Democrats support reelection 53 - 35 percent, with Republicans opposed 88 - 8 percent and independent voters turning thumbs down 56 - 30 percent.

The wide racial divide which has marked de Blasio's tenure continues as black voters approve of the mayor 64 - 24 percent and say 58 - 33 percent he deserves reelection. White voters disapprove 59 - 32 percent and say 61 - 29 percent he does not deserve reelection. Hispanic voters approve 48 - 38 percent and back reelection 49 - 40 percent.

Voters are divided 47 - 48 percent on whether de Blasio understands their problems, but say 53 - 43 percent that Cuomo cares about the needs and problems of New Yorker City voters.

"The election calendar keeps getting shorter. So even though it's two years away, Mayor Bill de Blasio has to be concerned that his re-election numbers are narrowly negative," said Quinnipiac University Poll Assistant Director Maurice Carroll.

"The mayor has yet to close the book on the tale of two cities, written on Election Day 2013. Black voters still approve of de Blasio by a lot; white voters don't."

New York City voters say 53 - 37 percent that Mayor de Blasio's involvement in national issues is distracting him from his duties as mayor.

A total of 45 percent of voters are "very satisfied" or "somewhat satisfied" with the way things are going in the city today, while 55 percent are "somewhat dissatisfied" or "very dissatisfied." There is very little difference among black, white and Hispanic voters.

Voters are divided 47 - 44 percent in their approval of the way de Blasio is handling relations between blacks and whites, but he gets negative grades on handling other issues:
  • 38 - 44 percent approval for his handling of public schools:
  • 38 - 43 percent for handling the city budget;
  • 36 - 53 percent for handling poverty and homelessness.
De Blasio and Cuomo

De Blasio most closely represents their political views, 30 percent of voters say, while 26 percent say Cuomo is closer and 41 percent say neither.

Cuomo undermined "de Blasio's efforts to get state legislation important to New York City," 41 percent of voters say, while 39 percent say "de Blasio did not work hard enough to convince New York State legislators to enact legislation important to New York City."

Approval ratings for other New York City leaders are:
  • 43 - 23 percent for Public Advocate Letitia James;
  • 38 - 25 percent for City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito;
  • 35 - 34 percent for Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina.
"Gov. Andrew Cuomo, an off-and-on adversary, and Comptroller Scott Stringer, a potential future opponent, both have higher job approval marks than the mayor. But by a small margin, voters feel more at home ideologically with the mayor than with the governor.

"Voters are almost evenly divided on whether they blame the city's troubles in the State Legislature on Cuomo undercutting de Blasio or on the mayor's failure to work hard for his agenda."

From July 30 - August 4, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,108 New York City voters, with a margin of error of +/- 2.9 percentage points. Live interviewers call land lines and cell phones.

The Quinnipiac University Poll, directed by Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D., conducts public opinion surveys in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida, Ohio, Virginia, Iowa, Colorado and the nation as a public service and for research.

For more information, visit http://www.quinnipiac.edu/polling, call (203) 582-5201, or follow us on Twitter @QuinnipiacPoll.

1. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bill de Blasio is handling his job as Mayor?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              44%    15%    56%    32%    43%    44%    32%    64%    48%
Disapprove           44     80     33     54     45     42     59     24     38
DK/NA                13      6     11     14     12     13      9     12     13
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Approve              46%    52%    42%    40%    19%    53%    44%    39%
Disapprove           38     36     45     47     73     31     44     50
DK/NA                16     12     12     14      8     16     13     11
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bill de Blasio is handling his job as Mayor?
                                                          
             Aug 05  May 12  Jan 16  Dec 18  Nov 18  Aug 26  Jun 11  Mar 18  Jan 16
             2015    2015    2015    2014    2014    2014    2014    2014    2014 
 
Approve      44      44      49      47      49      50      51      45      53
Disapprove   44      40      40      38      36      32      28      34      13
DK/NA        13      16      11      15      16      18      21      20      34
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way - NAME - is handling his job as Mayor?
                                    APPROVE.................
                                    Tot    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Bill de Blasio     Aug 05, 2015     44     32     64     48
Bill de Blasio     May 12, 2015     44     34     68     48
Bill de Blasio     Jan 16, 2015     49     32     78     54
Bill de Blasio     Dec 18, 2014     47     34     70     47
Bill de Blasio     Nov 18, 2014     49     34     71     56
Bill de Blasio     Aug 26, 2014     50     36     65     55
Bill de Blasio     Jun 11, 2014     51     41     66     56
Bill de Blasio     Mar 18, 2014     45     39     60     47
Bill de Blasio     Jan 16, 2014     53     43     71     55
Michael Bloomberg  Jul 24, 2013     48     54     39     47
Michael Bloomberg  Jun 27, 2013     51     57     45     52
Michael Bloomberg  May 23, 2013     50     51     44     54
Michael Bloomberg  Apr 11, 2013     50     52     52     51
Michael Bloomberg  Feb 28, 2013     53     56     43     56
Michael Bloomberg  Jan 17, 2013     56     59     50     58
Michael Bloomberg  Nov 20, 2012     56     56     57     50
Michael Bloomberg  Aug 15, 2012     51     57     34     50
Michael Bloomberg  Jun 13, 2012     50     57     39     50
Michael Bloomberg  May 10, 2012     49     54     36     51
Michael Bloomberg  Mar 13, 2012     54     59     41     67
Michael Bloomberg  Feb 08, 2012     46     53     34     52
Michael Bloomberg  Dec 14, 2011     49     55     41     44
Michael Bloomberg  Oct 19, 2011     47     56     44     32
Michael Bloomberg  Sep 12, 2011     54     62     47     47
Michael Bloomberg  Jul 27, 2011     45     49     40     41
Michael Bloomberg  May 11, 2011     40     50     31     31
Michael Bloomberg  Mar 16, 2011     39     46     30     32
Michael Bloomberg  Nov 23, 2010     55     62     44     54
Michael Bloomberg  Jun 30, 2010     57     68     41     54
Michael Bloomberg  May 21, 2010     57     68     51     50
Michael Bloomberg  Mar 23, 2010     61     71     53     56
Michael Bloomberg  Feb 17, 2010     61     69     52     56
Michael Bloomberg  Aug 26, 2009     66     74     62     67
Michael Bloomberg  Jul 28, 2009     63     69     54     62
Michael Bloomberg  Jun 16, 2009     66     69     63     66
Michael Bloomberg  Mar 24, 2009     64     73     54     53
Michael Bloomberg  Feb 24, 2009     65     70     62     55
Michael Bloomberg  Jan 27, 2009     69     74     69     62
Michael Bloomberg  Nov 25, 2008     66     73     62     59
Michael Bloomberg  Oct 21, 2008     75     83     69     66
Michael Bloomberg  Oct 03, 2008     75     83     69     68
Michael Bloomberg  Jul 16, 2008     71     75     64     70
Michael Bloomberg  May 07, 2008     70     77     62     66
Michael Bloomberg  Mar 12, 2008     75     81     69     72
Michael Bloomberg  Jan 09, 2008     73     78     78     59
Michael Bloomberg  Nov 19, 2007     71     78     67     56
Michael Bloomberg  Aug 29, 2007     70     76     68     68
Michael Bloomberg  Jul 25, 2007     73     79     65     68
Michael Bloomberg  May 23, 2007     74     80     77     63
Michael Bloomberg  Mar 14, 2007     73     77     69     66
Michael Bloomberg  Jan 16, 2007     75     82     69     69
Michael Bloomberg  Nov 14, 2006     72     80     63     67
Michael Bloomberg  Jul 12, 2006     72     77     66     62
Michael Bloomberg  Apr 12, 2006     69     77     65     61
Michael Bloomberg  Mar 08, 2006     73     80     65     68
Michael Bloomberg  Feb 02, 2006     72     77     66     66
Michael Bloomberg  Nov 17, 2005     75     80     74     67
Michael Bloomberg  Aug 18, 2005     64     70     60     55
Michael Bloomberg  Jul 19, 2005     60     66     59     50
Michael Bloomberg  Jun 22, 2005     55     59     48     51
Michael Bloomberg  May 11, 2005     47     54     46     30
Michael Bloomberg  Mar 30, 2005     46     55     42     30
Michael Bloomberg  Mar 02, 2005     48     58     42     33
Michael Bloomberg  Jan 19, 2005     50     60     39     42
Michael Bloomberg  Nov 10, 2004     49     57     37     41
Michael Bloomberg  Aug 26, 2004     44     52     37     33
Michael Bloomberg  Jul 20, 2004     49     58     39     41
Michael Bloomberg  Jun 09, 2004     50     60     38     39
Michael Bloomberg  Mar 31, 2004     47     56     38     41
Michael Bloomberg  Feb 04, 2004     44     53     35     34
Michael Bloomberg  Nov 25, 2003     37     46     29     31
Michael Bloomberg  Oct 22, 2003     42     52     32     36
Michael Bloomberg  Sep 09, 2003     38     52     24     29
Michael Bloomberg  Jul 02, 2003     31     42     21     22
Michael Bloomberg  May 07, 2003     32     41     25     22
Michael Bloomberg  Feb 26, 2003     48     60     35     38
Michael Bloomberg  Nov 21, 2002     41     52     39     24
Michael Bloomberg  Jul 18, 2002     57     67     50     51
Michael Bloomberg  Mar 27, 2002     62     70     58     58
Michael Bloomberg  Feb 06, 2002     65     69     65     67
Rudolph Giuliani   Oct 24, 2001     79     --     --     --
Rudolph Giuliani   Oct 09, 2001     79     87     58     81
Rudolph Giuliani   Jul 25, 2001     50     63     25     43
Rudolph Giuliani   Jun 07, 2001     51     63     28     49
Rudolph Giuliani   May 02, 2001     50     65     25     44
Rudolph Giuliani   Apr 04, 2001     51     64     24     48
Rudolph Giuliani   Feb 28, 2001     54     70     26     47
Rudolph Giuliani   Jan 31, 2001     51     62     29     52
Rudolph Giuliani   Nov 21, 2000     55     69     27     52
Rudolph Giuliani   Aug 02, 2000     48     63     25     47
Rudolph Giuliani   Jun 14, 2000     49     64     13     40
Rudolph Giuliani   Apr 19, 2000     37     57      6     27
Rudolph Giuliani   Mar 15, 2000     43     62     13     39
Rudolph Giuliani   Oct 20, 1999     46     63     22     42
Rudolph Giuliani   Jun 17, 1999     46     66     18     36
Rudolph Giuliani   May 19, 1999     44     61     16     28
Rudolph Giuliani   Apr 08, 1999     40     57     12     35
Rudolph Giuliani   Feb 17, 1999     44     63     13     34
Rudolph Giuliani   Nov 18, 1998     60     74     30     57
Rudolph Giuliani   Jul 23, 1998     55     69     37     49
Rudolph Giuliani   Apr 08, 1998     65     79     47     62
Rudolph Giuliani   Feb 11, 1998     74     84     57     63
Rudolph Giuliani   Oct 29, 1997     68     80     47     73
Rudolph Giuliani   Oct 01, 1997     63     78     32     53
Rudolph Giuliani   Aug 05, 1997     64     78     42     54
 
 
3. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Carmen Farina is handling her job as New York City Schools Chancellor?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              35%    25%    42%    26%    31%    38%    27%    44%    44%
Disapprove           34     45     27     43     39     30     34     31     35
DK/NA                31     31     32     31     30     32     39     24     21
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Approve              40%    42%    30%    30%    23%    40%    38%    30%
Disapprove           29     30     32     41     51     33     35     34
DK/NA                31     28     38     29     26     28     27     36
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Carmen Farina is handling her job as New York City Schools Chancellor?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Aug 05  May 12  Jan 16  Dec 18  Nov 18  Nov 18  May 12
                     2015    2015    2015    2014    2014    2014    2015
 
Approve              35      32      39      37      42      42      32
Disapprove           34      36      23      26      29      29      36
DK/NA                31      32      39      37      29      29      32
 
 
4. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Letitia James is handling her job as Public Advocate?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              43%    20%    54%    33%    38%    47%    32%    63%    42%
Disapprove           23     43     14     30     26     20     29     15     21
DK/NA                34     37     32     36     35     33     39     23     38
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Approve              44%    52%    37%    40%    29%    45%    44%    40%
Disapprove           12     22     23     26     37     21     21     25
DK/NA                44     27     39     34     34     35     35     34
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Letitia James is handling her job as Public Advocate?
                     Aug 05  May 12  Dec 18  Nov 18  Aug 26  Jun 11  Mar 18
                     2015    2015    2014    2014    2014    2014    2014
 
Approve              43      43      40      42      49      41      44
Disapprove           23      19      19      19      18      15      16
DK/NA                34      39      42      38      34      44      40
 
 
5. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Melissa Mark-Viverito is handling her job as City Council Speaker?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              38%    18%    45%    36%    38%    38%    33%    40%    51%
Disapprove           25     51     17     27     30     20     30     20     22
DK/NA                38     31     38     37     32     42     37     40     27
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Approve              32%    41%    39%    40%    23%    41%    38%    38%
Disapprove           24     21     23     26     43     21     23     29
DK/NA                44     38     38     34     34     39     39     34
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Melissa Mark-Viverito is handling her job as City Council Speaker?
                     Aug 05  May 12  Dec 18  Nov 18  Aug 26  Jun 11  Mar 18
                     2015    2015    2014    2014    2014    2014    2014
 
Approve              38      38      34      36      39      40      41
Disapprove           25      23      21      19      19      17      15
DK/NA                38      39      46      46      42      43      44
 
 
6. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Scott Stringer is handling his job as City Comptroller?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              54%    41%    61%    52%    57%    52%    57%    54%    48%
Disapprove           21     33     15     23     20     21     15     23     28
DK/NA                25     26     24     25     23     27     27     22     24
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Approve              48%    53%    57%    58%    48%    43%    56%    59%
Disapprove           20     24     21     13     31     35     14     16
DK/NA                32     23     22     29     21     23     29     25
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Scott Stringer is handling his job as City Comptroller?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Aug 05  May 12  Jan 16  Dec 18  Nov 18  Jun 11  Jan 16
                     2015    2015    2015    2014    2014    2014    2015
 
Approve              54      53      46      48      52      57      46
Disapprove           21      17      16      17      18      12      16
DK/NA                25      30      38      35      31      31      38
 
 
7. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Andrew Cuomo is handling his job as Governor?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              58%    53%    63%    52%    53%    63%    53%    62%    71%
Disapprove           36     43     33     40     41     33     42     35     26
DK/NA                 5      4      4      8      7      4      5      3      3
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Approve              64%    59%    55%    61%    48%    60%    62%    55%
Disapprove           29     38     39     32     48     38     32     39
DK/NA                 7      3      6      7      4      2      6      6
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Andrew Cuomo is handling his job as Governor?
                     Aug 05  Jan 16
                     2015    2015
 
Approve              58      71
Disapprove           36      23
DK/NA                 5       6
 
 
8. Do you feel that Bill de Blasio deserves to be reelected, or do you feel that he does not deserve to be reelected?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Deserves         41%     8%    53%    30%    39%    43%    29%    58%    49%
No/Does not          47     88     35     56     50     44     61     33     40
DK/NA                12      4     12     14     11     13     10     10     10
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Yes/Deserves         40%    47%    39%    44%    17%    50%    41%    37%
No/Does not          42     40     48     49     77     39     47     52
DK/NA                18     13     13      8      6     11     12     12
 
 
9. In general, how satisfied are you with the way things are going in New York City today; are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Very satisfied        6%     3%     7%     3%     6%     5%     6%     3%     8%
Smwht satisfied      39     14     47     36     42     37     37     44     36
Smwht dissatisfied   28     32     30     27     21     34     29     31     29
Very dissatisfied    27     50     16     34     31     23     28     21     26
DK/NA                 1      -      -      -      1      1      1      -      1
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Very satisfied        3%     5%     7%     7%     4%     9%     4%     6%
Smwht satisfied      34     45     44     37     13     43     44     34
Smwht dissatisfied   32     27     25     30     32     23     31     29
Very dissatisfied    30     22     23     26     51     24     21     31
DK/NA                 -      1      1      1      -      2      -      -
 
TREND: In general, how satisfied are you with the way things are going in New York City today; are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied?
                                                             VERY+SMWHT....
                                                             High    Low
                     Aug 05  May 12  Jan 16  Dec 18  Nov 18  Feb 11  Jul 02
                     2015    2015    2015    2014    2014    1998    2003
 
Very satisfied        6       5       8       4       6      18       7
Smwht satisfied      39      41      39      40      43      58      23
Smwht dissatisfied   28      32      33      31      31      18      32
Very dissatisfied    27      21      19      23      19       5      38
DK/NA                 1       1       1       2       1       1       1
 
 
10. Would you say that Bill de Blasio - has strong leadership qualities or not?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  43%    20%    55%    31%    39%    46%    33%    58%    47%
No                   51     77     38     64     54     47     63     35     46
DK/NA                 6      3      7      5      6      6      4      8      7
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Yes                  42%    48%    40%    48%    20%    49%    41%    41%
No                   44     46     55     50     74     42     56     52
DK/NA                14      6      6      2      6      9      4      6
 
TREND: Would you say that Bill de Blasio has strong leadership qualities or not?
                     Aug 05  May 12  Dec 18  Nov 18  Aug 26  Jun 11  Mar 18
                     2015    2015    2014    2014    2014    2014    2014
 
Yes                  43      44      47      49      53      58      56
No                   51      50      45      42      39      33      33
DK/NA                 6       6       8       9       9       9      11
 
 
11. Would you say that Bill de Blasio - understands the problems of people like you or not?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  47%    10%    61%    33%    46%    47%    36%    63%    53%
No                   48     89     35     61     49     47     60     30     44
DK/NA                 5      2      4      5      5      6      4      6      3
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Yes                  48%    48%    49%    47%    27%    46%    53%    41%
No                   44     44     48     49     73     48     45     52
DK/NA                 8      9      3      4      -      6      2      7
 
TREND: Would you say that Bill de Blasio understands the problems of people like you or not?
                     Aug 05  May 12  Dec 18  Nov 18  Aug 26  Jun 11  Mar 18
                     2015    2015    2014    2014    2014    2014    2014
 
Yes                  47      50      52      51      53      59      57
No                   48      44      40      40      39      34      35
DK/NA                 5       6       7       8       8       7       8
 
 
12. Would you say that Bill de Blasio - is honest and trustworthy or not?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  56%    21%    70%    44%    53%    59%    51%    66%    58%
No                   33     65     22     42     36     30     39     21     33
DK/NA                11     13      8     14     11     10     10     13      9
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Yes                  54%    59%    61%    55%    36%    53%    57%    57%
No                   32     29     32     35     50     36     33     32
DK/NA                14     11      8     10     14     10     10     12
 
TREND: Would you say that Bill de Blasio is honest and trustworthy or not?
                     Aug 05  May 12  Dec 18  Nov 18  Aug 26  Jun 11  Mar 18
                     2015    2015    2014    2014    2014    2014    2014
 
Yes                  56      59      55      59      66      64      62
No                   33      30      32      28      22      23      21
DK/NA                11      11      13      13      12      13      17
 
 
14. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Mayor de Blasio is handling - the public schools?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              38%    21%    45%    28%    37%    38%    28%    51%    40%
Disapprove           44     61     38     50     46     42     46     37     49
DK/NA                19     18     18     22     17     20     25     12     11
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Approve              37%    42%    34%    39%    25%    42%    41%    32%
Disapprove           46     38     42     46     65     40     42     48
DK/NA                16     20     24     15     10     18     17     20
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Mayor de Blasio is handling the public schools? (*Low also 38% Mar 2014)
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Aug 05  May 12  Jan 16  Dec 18  Nov 18  Aug 26  Aug 05
                     2015    2015    2015    2014    2014    2014    2015*
 
Approve              38      41      48      46      44      49      38
Disapprove           44      42      33      36      39      35      44
DK/NA                19      17      20      18      17      16      19
 
 
15. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Mayor de Blasio is handling - relations between blacks and whites?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              47%    10%    58%    40%    48%    46%    39%    59%    53%
Disapprove           44     83     36     48     43     45     54     32     38
DK/NA                 9      7      7     12      9      9      7      9      9
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Approve              51%    52%    47%    46%    21%    50%    50%    44%
Disapprove           34     40     42     50     68     42     41     48
DK/NA                15      8     11      4     11      8      9      9
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Mayor de Blasio is handling relations between blacks and whites?
                     Aug 05  May 12  Jan 15  Dec 18  Nov 18  Aug 26
                     2015    2015    2015    2014    2014    2014
 
Approve              47      48      48      47      56      55
Disapprove           44      42      42      41      28      33
DK/NA                 9      10      11      12      16      13
 
 
17. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Mayor de Blasio is handling - the city budget?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              38%    11%    47%    35%    40%    37%    33%    45%    41%
Disapprove           43     79     34     46     45     42     44     40     45
DK/NA                19     10     19     20     15     21     23     15     14
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Approve              30%    42%    41%    40%    26%    40%    39%    37%
Disapprove           46     40     39     44     60     46     44     40
DK/NA                24     18     20     15     14     13     17     23
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Mayor de Blasio is handling the city budget?
                     Aug 05  May 12  Nov 18
                     2015    2015    2014
 
Approve              38      36      39
Disapprove           43      40      35
DK/NA                19      24      26
 
 
19. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Mayor de Blasio is handling - poverty and homelessness?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              36%     8%    47%    27%    36%    37%    33%    42%    36%
Disapprove           53     78     43     62     54     52     55     48     57
DK/NA                11     14      9     11     10     11     13     10      7
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Approve              32%    40%    41%    37%    15%    39%    40%    32%
Disapprove           54     49     52     51     78     53     52     56
DK/NA                15     11      8     12      7      8      8     13
 
 
20. Do you think Governor Cuomo cares about the needs and problems of New York City residents or not?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  53%    48%    54%    52%    46%    58%    54%    47%    55%
No                   43     50     43     43     49     38     42     48     42
DK/NA                 4      2      3      5      5      4      4      5      3
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Yes                  53%    50%    55%    54%    51%    54%    53%    50%
No                   40     46     41     43     44     41     44     45
DK/NA                 7      4      5      3      4      5      3      4
 
 
25. Who do you think most closely represents your political views, Governor Andrew Cuomo, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, or neither?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Cuomo                26%    29%    26%    29%    24%    28%    30%    16%    34%
de Blasio            30      2     44     15     29     30     21     45     30
Neither              41     69     26     52     43     39     46     36     32
DK/NA                 3      -      4      4      4      3      3      4      4
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Cuomo                24%    21%    32%    26%    34%    18%    29%    28%
de Blasio            30     36     29     27     12     30     32     27
Neither              35     41     37     45     52     47     38     40
DK/NA                10      2      2      2      2      5      1      4
 
TREND: Who do you think most closely represents your political views, Governor Andrew Cuomo, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, or neither?
                     Aug 05  May 12
                     2015    2015
 
Cuomo                26      30
de Blasio            30      27
Neither              41      39
DK/NA                 3       3
 
 
26. Do you think Bill de Blasio's involvement in national issues is or is not distracting him from his duties as Mayor?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Distracting      53%    80%    47%    56%    53%    52%    61%    37%    60%
No/Not distracting   37      7     44     34     36     38     31     47     31
DK/NA                10     13      9     10     11     10      8     16      8
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Yes/Distracting      53%    46%    52%    55%    77%    49%    56%    54%
No/Not distracting   33     40     40     39     14     35     36     37
DK/NA                14     14      8      6      8     16      7      9
 
TREND: Do you think Bill de Blasio's involvement in national issues is or is not distracting him from his duties as Mayor?
                     Aug 05  May 12
                     2015    2015
 
Yes/Distracting      53      46
No/Not distracting   37      42
DK/NA                10      12
 
 
27. What's closer to your point of view: Mayor de Blasio did not work hard enough to convince New York State legislators to enact legislation important to New York City or Governor Cuomo undermined Mayor de Blasio's efforts to get state legislation important to New York City?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
de Blasio did not
 work hard enough    39%    63%    36%    41%    40%    39%    43%    28%    46%
Cuomo undermined
 de Blasio's efforts 41     14     46     42     44     38     37     51     38
DK/NA                20     23     18     17     17     23     20     20     16
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-54  55+
 
de Blasio did not
 work hard enough    38%    34%    37%    46%    49%    39%    40%    38%
Cuomo undermined
 de Blasio's efforts 35     48     40     37     35     39     45     40
DK/NA                26     18     23     16     17     22     15     2