January 19, 2016 - Mayor de Blasio's Job Approval Inches Up, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Kelly More Effective Than Bratton, But Trails de Blasio Quinnipiac University Polling Logo
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New York City voters give Mayor Bill de Blasio a 50 - 42 percent job approval rating and voters say 48 - 44 percent that he deserves to be reelected, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

This compares to results of an October 29 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN- uh-pe-ack) University, showing Mayor de Blasio with a divided 45 - 46 percent job approval rating as voters said 48 - 42 percent that he did not deserve reelection.

In an early look at the 2017 race for mayor, de Blasio running as a Democrat would get 44 percent with 33 percent for City Comptroller Scott Stringer running as an independent.

de Blasio tops former Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, running as an independent, 50 - 35 percent, and leads Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., running as an independent, 47 - 25 percent. New York City voters give de Blasio mixed job approval grades at the mid-term: A - 11 percent; B - 37 percent; C - 21 percent; D - 13 percent; F - 16 percent.

"Not great, but better news for Mayor Bill de Blasio on two key questions: His overall job approval and whether he deserves reelection. They're both up a bit since the last time we looked," said Quinnipiac University Poll Assistant Director Maurice Carroll.

"If the mayor was a schoolboy, he'd probably be happy taking this report card home to Mom and Dad - a good B is the major mark, and only a few voters flunk him."

"Mayor de Blasio is ahead in some hypothetical general election races," Carroll added. "But Comptroller Scott Stringer and former Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, who haven't announced their intentions, are in the running.

"And the racial division that has marked his performance in every Quinnipiac University poll since he took office is as wide as ever: Black New Yorkers still approve of him a lot; white New Yorkers don't. The racial division spills over into possible 2017 reelection races as black and Hispanic voters back de Blasio, while white voters back any of the possible challengers."

Black voters approve of de Blasio 77 - 11 percent and Hispanic voters approve 66 - 29 percent, while white voters disapprove 67 - 27 percent. De Blasio gets a 49 - 39 percent overall favorability rating, with black voter favorability at 81 - 6 percent and Hispanic voter favorability at 57 - 29 percent. White voters give de Blasio a negative 28 - 64 percent favorability rating.

New York City voters approve 60 - 28 percent of the job Kelly did during his 12 years as police commissioner, compared to a 57 - 28 percent job approval rating for current Police Commissioner William Bratton. Voters say 44 - 30 percent that Kelly was a more effective police commissioner than Bratton.

Stringer gets a 55 - 14 percent job approval rating and a 28 - 10 percent favorability, with 61 percent who haven't heard enough about him to form an opinion.

Kelly gets a 47 - 19 percent favorability rating, and 73 percent haven't heard enough about Diaz to form an opinion.

Approval ratings for other New York City leaders are:
  • 43 - 16 percent for Public Advocate Letitia James;
  • 34 - 21 percent for City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito;
  • 34 - 30 percent for Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina.
New York City voters say 52 - 41 percent that de Blasio understands their needs and problems; 46 - 48 percent that he has strong leadership qualities and 60 - 27 percent that he is honest and trustworthy.

From January 11 - 17, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,143 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.

Visit www.quinnipiac.edu/polling or www.facebook.com/quinnipiacpoll Call (203) 582-5201, or follow us on Twitter @QuinnipiacPoll.

1. If the election for Mayor were being held today, and the candidates were Bill de Blasio the Democrat, and Scott Stringer running as an independent candidate, for whom would you vote?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
de Blasio            44%    15%    58%    30%    38%    49%    24%    72%    59%
Stringer             33     57     24     41     38     28     53     13     21
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      5      1      2      2      1      2      -      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      4      4      2      9      4      5      5      3      3
DK/NA                17     20     15     17     17     17     17     12     15
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
de Blasio            57%    46%    39%    45%    17%    48%    46%    42%    43%
Stringer             17     30     38     35     51     26     32     38     34
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      2      2      1      2      -      2      1      3
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      7      3      3      4      9      5      4      4      4
DK/NA                18     18     17     15     20     20     15     15     17
 
 
2. If the election for Mayor were being held today, and the candidates were Bill de Blasio the Democrat, and Ray Kelly running as an independent candidate, for whom would you vote?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
de Blasio            50%    12%    69%    33%    43%    57%    29%    80%    64%
Kelly                35     75     19     52     44     28     60      9     21
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      1      1      2      2      1      1      -      2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3      -      2      5      2      3      2      3      2
DK/NA                11     12     10      8     10     11      8      7     12
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
de Blasio            64%    53%    51%    48%    16%    52%    53%    51%    43%
Kelly                20     35     33     39     60     28     36     37     38
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       -      3      1      1      1      -      1      1      3
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      4      2      2      2      6      4      3      2      3
DK/NA                13      8     12     10     17     16      7      8     13
 
 
3. If the election for Mayor were being held today, and the candidates were Bill de Blasio the Democrat, and Ruben Diaz Jr. running as an independent candidate, for whom would you vote?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
de Blasio            47%    17%    61%    34%    43%    51%    31%    72%    56%
Diaz Jr.             25     47     17     36     29     23     33     16     27
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      2      2      3      2      2      4      -      3
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      6      7      2     11      7      5     10      2      2
DK/NA                19     26     18     17     20     19     22     10     13
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
de Blasio            42%    52%    50%    48%    22%    46%    49%    45%    49%
Diaz Jr.             33     21     20     28     36     23     25     30     24
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      2      2      3      1      -      4      1      4
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      4      5      7      5     15      6      5      6      5
DK/NA                19     19     21     16     26     25     17     18     19
 
 
4. Is your opinion of Bill de Blasio favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            49%    11%    65%    35%    42%    55%    28%    81%    57%
Unfavorable          39     76     24     56     48     31     64      6     29
Hvn't hrd enough      8      7      8      6      7      9      4     10     12
REFUSED               4      6      3      3      4      4      4      3      2
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Favorable            58%    51%    53%    46%    19%    48%    55%    48%    47%
Unfavorable          24     38     39     43     64     28     40     43     40
Hvn't hrd enough     14      7      5      7     11     18      4      6      7
REFUSED               4      4      2      4      6      5      1      3      6
 
 
5. Is your opinion of Ray Kelly favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            47%    77%    35%    61%    53%    42%    67%    34%    28%
Unfavorable          19      2     25     14     18     19     13     27     20
Hvn't hrd enough     32     21     37     23     27     37     18     36     50
REFUSED               2      -      3      1      2      2      2      3      1
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Favorable            35%    46%    45%    52%    69%    36%    45%    57%    51%
Unfavorable          16     22     24     14      9     20     22     15     18
Hvn't hrd enough     47     30     29     31     21     43     31     26     30
REFUSED               1      2      2      3      1      1      2      2      1
 
 
6. Is your opinion of Scott Stringer favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            28%    24%    30%    28%    30%    27%    43%    21%    16%
Unfavorable          10      6     10     10     12      7     10     10     10
Hvn't hrd enough     61     70     59     61     57     63     47     66     74
REFUSED               2      -      2      1      1      2      -      3      1
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Favorable            15%    29%    45%    22%    19%    18%    23%    36%    36%
Unfavorable           8      9     11     10      7     12      9      9      9
Hvn't hrd enough     75     59     44     67     73     68     68     55     53
REFUSED               1      3      1      1      1      2      1      -      2
 
 
7. Is your opinion of Ruben Diaz Jr. favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            18%    16%    19%    20%    19%    17%     9%    29%    23%
Unfavorable           7      7      6      7     10      5      7      6      8
Hvn't hrd enough     73     74     72     72     69     77     83     63     69
REFUSED               2      2      3      1      2      2      1      2      -
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Favorable            43%    13%    11%    16%    14%    14%    17%    21%    20%
Unfavorable          10      4      6      9      8      5      6     10      5
Hvn't hrd enough     43     81     82     73     76     78     76     67     71
REFUSED               3      3      1      2      1      3      2      1      3
 
 
8. 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              50%    18%    63%    37%    43%    56%    27%    77%    66%
Disapprove           42     75     28     59     51     35     67     11     29
DK/NA                 7      7      9      4      6      8      5     12      5
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              58%    54%    50%    48%    26%    58%    53%    46%    46%
Disapprove           30     40     45     45     66     34     40     48     46
DK/NA                12      6      5      7      8      8      7      6      9
 
 
9. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bill Bratton is handling his job as Police Commissioner?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              57%    62%    58%    55%    60%    55%    65%    55%    55%
Disapprove           28     22     26     33     29     27     23     31     32
DK/NA                15     16     15     12     11     18     12     14     13
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              55%    52%    60%    64%    53%    49%    52%    64%    64%
Disapprove           27     35     26     24     23     37     31     25     19
DK/NA                18     14     14     13     24     15     17     10     17
 
 
10. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Ray Kelly handled his job as Police Commissioner?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              60%    83%    53%    68%    65%    56%    77%    47%    54%
Disapprove           28      5     36     24     27     30     14     44     36
DK/NA                11     12     12      9      8     14      9      9     10
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              60%    62%    57%    59%    69%    54%    57%    63%    67%
Disapprove           26     30     30     32     12     34     31     30     18
DK/NA                14      8     13      9     19     12     12      7     15
 
 
11. Who do you think has been a more effective police commissioner, Bill Bratton or Ray Kelly?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Bratton              30%    22%    36%    23%    28%    31%    24%    42%    31%
Kelly                44     63     36     52     50     39     54     36     41
DK/NA                26     14     28     25     21     30     22     22     28
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Bratton              31%    28%    34%    28%    28%    31%    26%    32%    30%
Kelly                37     51     34     47     59     43     47     45     43
DK/NA                32     21     33     25     13     26     27     23     27
 
 
12. 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              34%    19%    40%    28%    31%    36%    28%    40%    41%
Disapprove           30     41     25     39     30     31     34     25     27
DK/NA                36     40     35     33     39     33     39     35     32
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              43%    31%    29%    35%    36%    32%    35%    38%    29%
Disapprove           24     27     31     34     46     23     27     38     34
DK/NA                33     42     40     31     18     45     37     24     38
 
 
13. 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%    23%    51%    35%    39%    46%    30%    61%    47%
Disapprove           16     29     11     22     18     14     25      9     12
DK/NA                41     47     38     44     43     39     45     30     40
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              52%    48%    38%    38%    32%    49%    36%    47%    39%
Disapprove           11     14     19     17     24     10     15     20     20
DK/NA                37     38     44     45     44     42     49     33     41
 
 
14. 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              34%    21%    39%    33%    32%    36%    22%    47%    46%
Disapprove           21     37     15     27     24     18     31     12     15
DK/NA                45     41     46     40     44     45     47     41     39
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              44%    29%    34%    37%    30%    43%    35%    34%    29%
Disapprove           16     18     22     24     32     14     18     26     22
DK/NA                40     52     44     39     38     43     47     39     49
 
 
15. 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              55%    50%    57%    54%    57%    53%    59%    52%    50%
Disapprove           14     18     12     15     14     14     14     13     18
DK/NA                31     33     31     31     29     33     27     34     32
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              44%    54%    61%    57%    54%    50%    49%    60%    60%
Disapprove           22     11     12     11     22     15     10     17     12
DK/NA                34     35     27     32     24     34     41     23     28
 
 
17. 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         48%    25%    61%    35%    41%    55%    25%    84%    57%
No/Does not          44     71     31     61     53     36     68     12     37
DK/NA                 8      4      8      4      6      9      7      5      6
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes/Deserves         61%    55%    42%    46%    21%    49%    53%    47%    44%
No/Does not          30     39     47     48     72     38     43     49     46
DK/NA                10      6     11      5      7     13      4      4     10
 
 
18. What letter grade would you give Bill de Blasio for the job he has been doing as mayor; A, B, C, D, or F?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
A                    11%    10%    13%     7%     7%    15%     4%    19%    16%
B                    37     15     46     27     35     39     24     56     43
C                    21     11     21     25     20     22     22     18     15
D                    13     23     11     14     15     11     20      3     12
F                    16     41      7     26     23     11     28      3     12
DK/NA                 2      -      2      2      2      2      1      1      2
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
A                    13%    11%     9%    13%     7%    12%    11%     9%    12%
B                    42     43     36     36     12     42     41     34     32
C                    24     20     25     14     28     24     19     20     23
D                     9     10     15     13     21     11     10     16     14
F                    10     13     15     23     32      7     19     20     18
DK/NA                 2      3      -      1      -      5      -      1      2
 
 
21. Would you say that Bill de Blasio - has strong leadership qualities or not?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  46%    18%    57%    36%    42%    50%    26%    67%    60%
No                   48     76     36     61     52     44     69     24     35
DK/NA                 6      5      7      3      5      7      5      9      5
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes                  57%    50%    41%    45%    24%    61%    45%    40%    43%
No                   33     43     54     50     73     32     51     55     51
DK/NA                10      7      5      5      3      6      4      5      6
 
 
22. 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                  52%    25%    66%    40%    47%    57%    38%    75%    59%
No                   41     73     26     57     50     33     56     18     32
DK/NA                 7      3      8      4      3     10      6      7      9
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes                  55%    59%    50%    50%    32%    53%    55%    52%    52%
No                   37     33     43     44     67     36     40     44     40
DK/NA                 8      8      7      6      -     11      5      4      7
 
 
23. Would you say that Bill de Blasio - is honest and trustworthy or not?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  60%    38%    69%    53%    58%    62%    48%    78%    63%
No                   27     52     17     36     30     23     42     10     20
DK/NA                13     10     14     10     11     14     10     12     17
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes                  64%    64%    65%    56%    37%    60%    60%    61%    62%
No                   22     21     24     31     52     21     32     28     22
DK/NA                13     15     10     13     11     18      8     11     15
 
 
24. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Mayor de Blasio is handling - crime?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              42%    17%    50%    34%    41%    43%    33%    58%    43%
Disapprove           49     79     40     58     53     46     60     32     48
DK/NA                 9      4     10      8      6     12      6     10      9
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              46%    44%    44%    40%    25%    41%    44%    46%    37%
Disapprove           45     45     46     55     67     47     51     49     51
DK/NA                 9     11     10      5      8     12      4      5     12
 
 
25. 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              43%    25%    49%    39%    41%    45%    30%    57%    49%
Disapprove           41     62     36     42     43     39     52     28     35
DK/NA                17     13     16     19     16     17     18     15     16
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              46%    50%    39%    40%    27%    51%    44%    41%    35%
Disapprove           42     32     42     44     58     34     43     45     43
DK/NA                12     18     19     16     15     15     13     14     22
 
 
26. 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              53%    29%    61%    45%    48%    57%    40%    71%    55%
Disapprove           35     59     26     46     41     30     51     16     28
DK/NA                12     11     12      9     10     13      9     13     17
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              58%    58%    52%    47%    42%    62%    55%    48%    48%
Disapprove           25     28     36     45     53     29     35     41     36
DK/NA                17     14     11      9      6      9     10     11     16
 
 
27. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Mayor de Blasio is handling - relations between the police and the community?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              39%    24%    46%    30%    35%    43%    25%    60%    40%
Disapprove           53     72     45     65     60     48     68     31     50
DK/NA                 8      4      9      6      6      9      7      9     11
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              53%    38%    38%    36%    27%    35%    45%    37%    38%
Disapprove           43     52     54     57     67     58     53     55     46
DK/NA                 4      9      8      7      6      7      2      8     15
 
 
28. 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              36%    22%    41%    32%    34%    37%    29%    48%    39%
Disapprove           38     57     30     50     44     33     44     26     36
DK/NA                26     20     28     18     22     30     26     26     25
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              34%    42%    32%    36%    23%    35%    39%    40%    29%
Disapprove           39     32     39     40     56     42     39     38     32
DK/NA                27     26     29     23     22     23     22     22     39
 
 
29. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Mayor de Blasio is handling - the police department?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              40%    19%    50%    30%    36%    44%    30%    60%    43%
Disapprove           51     78     41     64     59     45     64     33     44
DK/NA                 8      3      9      6      5     11      6      7     14
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              50%    43%    39%    35%    32%    37%    42%    42%    41%
Disapprove           40     50     51     56     67     56     51     52     47
DK/NA                10      7      9      9      -      7      8      6     13
 
 
46. Do you approve or disapprove of the way the New York City police are doing their job?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              59%    82%    54%    62%    63%    55%    73%    48%    45%
Disapprove           34     15     38     32     32     35     20     44     49
DK/NA                 8      3      8      6      4     10      8      8      6
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              59%    58%    57%    59%    70%    48%    60%    62%    66%
Disapprove           37     36     33     32     21     45     36     29     20
DK/NA                 4      6     10      9      9      6      3      9     14
 
 
47. Do you approve or disapprove of the way the police in your community are doing their job?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              70%    87%    67%    70%    73%    68%    81%    64%    57%
Disapprove           25     12     28     26     25     26     14     34     36
DK/NA                 4      2      5      4      2      6      4      2      6
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              71%    69%    73%    69%    72%    61%    71%    73%    79%
Disapprove           25     28     23     27     18     36     27     23     13
DK/NA                 5      4      4      4      9      3      2      4      8
 
 
48. In general, how serious a problem do you think crime is in New York City; a very serious problem, somewhat serious, not very serious, or not a problem at all?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Very serious         50%    43%    53%    51%    46%    54%    39%    65%    57%
Smwht serious        41     51     39     39     42     40     50     31     32
Not very serious      8      7      7     10     11      5      9      4      9
Not a problem at all  -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -
DK/NA                 1      -      1      -      1      1      1      -      1
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Very serious         58%    50%    36%    58%    55%    50%    45%    53%    50%
Smwht serious        36     41     48     36     42     42     45     39     40
Not very serious      5      8     14      5      2      8      9      8      7
Not a problem at all  -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -
DK/NA                 -      1      1      1      1      1      -      -      2
 
 

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