July 31, 2017 - Mayor De Blasio's Approval Rating Plunges, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; But He Still Has Big Lead Over Challengers Quinnipiac University Polling Logo
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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's job approval rating is wilting in the summer heat and now stands at 50 - 42 percent, down from 60 - 34 percent in a May 17 Quinnipiac University Poll.

But Mayor de Blasio still tops his little-known Republican challenger, Assembly member Nicole Malliotakis, 57 - 22 percent, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University Poll finds. This compares to a 64 - 21 percent Democratic lead May 17.

With Bo Dietl running as an independent candidate, de Blasio gets 52 percent, with 15 percent for Malliotakis and 11 percent for Dietl.

New York City voters are split 46 - 46 percent on whether de Blasio deserves reelection, a big swing from May 17 when voters said 57 - 35 percent that he did deserve reelection.

"Leave out the one big question - the reelection matchup - and this is a pretty bad poll for Mayor Bill de Blasio," said Maurice Carroll, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

"Does the mayor deserve reelection? Voters are split right down the middle. Is he doing a good job as mayor? 'Yes,' says 50 percent of voters. On the standard traits - leadership, empathy and honesty - all the numbers are down.

"But on the one question that matters in this election year - de Blasio vs. Assembly member Nicole Malliotakis - Hizzoner is a better than a 2-1 winner."

De Blasio gets a 49 - 39 percent favorability rating, down from 58 - 34 percent May 17. For Malliotakis, 78 percent of voters don't know enough to form an opinion of her. For Dietl, 74 percent don't know enough.

Looking at Mayor de Blasio's qualities, New York City voters say:
  • 46 percent that he has strong leadership qualities, while 47 percent say he does not have strong leadership, down from a 56 - 39 percent positive May 17;
  • 49 say he understands their problems, while 46 percent say he does not understand, down from a 59 - 37 percent positive in May;
  • 52 - 35 percent that he is honest and trustworthy, down from 59 - 31 percent. Approval ratings on the mayor's handling of key issues also are down from May 17:
  • Voters split 47 - 45 percent on his handling of crime;
  • Voters disapprove 45 - 39 percent of his handling of the public schools.
  • Voters disapprove 51 - 30 percent of his handling of political corruption;
  • Voters disapprove 63 - 29 percent of his handling of poverty and homelessness.
New York City voters approve 52 - 21 percent of the job Police Commissioner James O'Neill is doing and approve 64 - 30 percent of the job police in general are doing. President Trump Approval

President Donald Trump's hometown neighbors disapprove 79 - 18 percent of the job he is doing, the lowest net approval rating for any president in any state or national poll conducted by Quinnipiac University in more than 20 years.

Approval ratings for other citywide leaders are:
  • 51 - 18 percent for Comptroller Scott Stringer;
  • 45 - 17 percent for Public Advocate Letitia James;
  • 36 - 23 percent for City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito;
  • 35 - 32 percent for Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina.
Mayor de Blasio should pay for the attorneys who represented him during state and federal investigations into alleged corruption, 78 percent of voters say, while 13 percent say the attorneys should be paid from tax dollars.

From July 20 - 26, Quinnipiac University surveyed 877 New York City voters with a margin of error of +/- 4.1 percentage points, including design effect. Live interviewers call landlines and cell phones.

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

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1. If the election for Mayor were being held today, and the candidates were Bill de Blasio the Democrat, and Nicole Malliotakis the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
de Blasio            57%    12%    75%    39%    51%    62%    41%    76%    66%
Malliotakis          22     65      8     34     26     19     37      5     15
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       4      1      3      6      5      3      4      1      6
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      4      6      3      6      5      4      5      4      1
DK/NA                13     16     10     15     14     12     12     13     12
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
de Blasio            63%    55%    56%    61%    33%    67%    52%    56%    55%
Malliotakis          18     20     21     21     57     13     26     22     27
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      5      6      4      3      4      3      6      2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      1      8      3      2      6      7      2      4      4
DK/NA                15     12     14     13      1      9     18     12     12
 
 
2. If the election for Mayor were being held today, and the candidates were Bill de Blasio the Democrat, Nicole Malliotakis the Republican, and Bo Dietl running as an independent candidate, for whom would you vote?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
de Blasio            52%    12%    72%    30%    47%    57%    36%    75%    58%
Malliotakis          15     53      5     18     19     11     27      4      9
Dietl                11      9      5     23     11     10     14      4     15
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      3      1      3      2      2      2      -      2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      4      8      3      6      4      4      5      2      2
DK/NA                16     15     14     19     16     16     16     15     14
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
de Blasio            63%    50%    50%    55%    30%    61%    47%    53%    51%
Malliotakis          13     14     14     10     50      8     14     16     21
Dietl                 3     13      9     13     11     14     13     10      8
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      1      2      2      -      1      1      1      2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3      8      4      1      1      5      5      3      3
DK/NA                16     14     20     19      7     11     19     16     16
 
 
3. 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%    10%    65%    34%    45%    53%    32%    70%    57%
Unfavorable          39     78     25     52     44     35     59     21     29
Hvn't hrd enough      8     11      6     11      9      8      5      7     12
REFUSED               3      -      4      3      3      4      3      2      2
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Favorable            54%    49%    44%    55%    30%    53%    46%    49%    51%
Unfavorable          30     41     46     31     63     28     45     43     41
Hvn't hrd enough     14      7      5     11      1     18      6      4      4
REFUSED               2      4      4      2      5      1      3      4      3
 
 
4. Is your opinion of Nicole Malliotakis favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about her?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            10%    26%     5%    15%    12%     8%    16%     3%     6%
Unfavorable          12      1     14     11     14      9     14     10     16
Hvn't hrd enough     78     72     80     74     73     82     69     86     76
REFUSED               1      -      1      -      -      1      1      -      1
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Favorable            10%     7%     8%     9%    36%     6%    13%    11%    12%
Unfavorable           3     12     14     12     23     15      9     15     10
Hvn't hrd enough     86     81     77     78     40     79     78     73     76
REFUSED               1      -      1      -      1      -      -      1      1
 
 
5. Is your opinion of Bo Dietl favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            11%    23%     7%    15%    13%     8%    11%    12%     7%
Unfavorable          15      7     18     11     19     11     21     13     13
Hvn't hrd enough     74     70     75     74     67     80     66     76     80
REFUSED               1      -      1      1      1      1      2      -      -
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Favorable            10%    10%     9%     9%    25%     6%    12%    14%    10%
Unfavorable           8     16     17     13     24     10     12     18     20
Hvn't hrd enough     80     74     73     77     50     84     75     67     68
REFUSED               3      -      1      -      1      -      -      1      2
 
 
6. 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%    19%    66%    34%    45%    55%    35%    69%    56%
Disapprove           42     77     28     54     47     37     58     26     33
DK/NA                 8      4      6     12      8      8      8      5     11
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              45%    49%    49%    61%    33%    61%    45%    51%    48%
Disapprove           40     44     45     32     62     30     46     43     45
DK/NA                15      7      7      7      5      8      9      6      7
 
 
7. Do you approve or disapprove of the way James O'Neill is handling his job as Police Commissioner?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              52%    59%    51%    51%    55%    50%    59%    48%    48%
Disapprove           21     13     21     25     19     23     14     25     27
DK/NA                27     29     28     24     26     27     26     26     25
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              56%    51%    48%    52%    60%    43%    50%    54%    63%
Disapprove           18     23     20     23     20     32     25     19      8
DK/NA                26     26     32     25     20     24     26     27     29
 
 
8. 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%    27%    42%    26%    32%    39%    32%    39%    41%
Disapprove           32     37     27     42     31     33     33     28     30
DK/NA                32     36     30     32     37     28     35     33     29
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              37%    33%    31%    41%    38%    41%    27%    36%    39%
Disapprove           33     32     29     36     30     31     33     36     30
DK/NA                30     35     40     23     33     28     40     28     31
 
 
9. 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              45%    32%    55%    36%    42%    48%    35%    61%    44%
Disapprove           17     31      9     27     21     14     23     11     15
DK/NA                38     38     36     37     37     38     42     28     41
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              49%    48%    39%    49%    32%    50%    37%    50%    46%
Disapprove           14     19     14     13     44     13     22     18     18
DK/NA                37     34     47     38     25     37     41     32     36
 
 
10. 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              36%    28%    40%    33%    32%    40%    29%    44%    36%
Disapprove           23     35     16     31     28     18     25     18     24
DK/NA                41     37     44     36     41     42     45     38     40
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              42%    35%    36%    39%    13%    45%    31%    36%    31%
Disapprove           15     27     22     19     37     22     22     23     25
DK/NA                43     38     41     42     51     33     47     41     44
 
 
11. 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              51%    48%    57%    44%    55%    47%    52%    59%    43%
Disapprove           18     22     12     27     17     19     18     16     19
DK/NA                31     30     31     29     29     33     31     25     39
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              49%    48%    55%    54%    46%    49%    40%    57%    62%
Disapprove           19     18     16     18     22     21     24     17     11
DK/NA                32     34     28     29     32     30     36     26     28
 
 
13. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling his job as President?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              18%    69%     3%    25%    19%    16%    28%     7%     9%
Disapprove           79     23     95     71     76     81     69     92     84
DK/NA                 4      8      2      3      5      2      3      1      7
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              14%    21%    10%    18%    37%    13%    20%    17%    21%
Disapprove           78     77     89     78     57     85     77     80     75
DK/NA                 8      3      2      3      6      3      2      4      4
 
 
14. 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         46%    17%    58%    34%    43%    48%    32%    65%    50%
No/Does not          46     76     33     59     50     42     60     28     39
DK/NA                 9      7      9      7      7     10      8      6     10
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes/Deserves         47%    44%    46%    53%    23%    51%    40%    48%    48%
No/Does not          43     49     44     39     71     43     48     46     44
DK/NA                10      7     10      8      6      6     12      6      8
 
 
16. Would you say that Bill de Blasio - has strong leadership qualities or not?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  46%    19%    55%    39%    43%    49%    32%    62%    50%
No                   47     76     38     54     50     44     63     31     39
DK/NA                 7      5      7      7      7      7      5      7     10
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes                  47%    44%    44%    55%    31%    63%    40%    45%    40%
No                   42     49     52     39     63     31     52     51     54
DK/NA                11      8      4      7      7      7      8      5      6
 
 
17. 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                  49%    15%    64%    32%    45%    52%    39%    66%    47%
No                   46     77     31     61     50     41     56     27     46
DK/NA                 6      8      6      7      5      7      5      7      7
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes                  44%    46%    52%    57%    25%    52%    45%    50%    52%
No                   47     48     43     37     74     42     48     47     40
DK/NA                10      5      5      6      1      6      7      2      8
 
 
18. Would you say that Bill de Blasio - is honest and trustworthy or not?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  52%    31%    63%    39%    53%    52%    42%    65%    54%
No                   35     56     25     48     35     35     46     22     32
DK/NA                13     12     12     14     12     13     12     14     14
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes                  51%    54%    51%    55%    39%    57%    46%    53%    55%
No                   37     34     38     28     54     30     40     37     34
DK/NA                12     12     11     17      6     13     15     10     11
 
 
19. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Mayor de Blasio is handling - crime?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              47%    19%    58%    38%    49%    45%    40%    63%    48%
Disapprove           45     73     34     54     42     47     53     29     46
DK/NA                 8      8      8      8      8      7      8      7      6
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              52%    42%    49%    52%    34%    45%    47%    47%    53%
Disapprove           42     49     44     38     62     49     45     48     37
DK/NA                 6      9      7      9      4      5      9      4     10
 
 
20. 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              39%    23%    49%    29%    38%    40%    32%    47%    37%
Disapprove           45     64     36     55     47     43     51     40     45
DK/NA                16     13     15     16     15     17     16     13     19
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              39%    38%    36%    46%    33%    43%    33%    39%    44%
Disapprove           46     43     47     43     53     50     46     47     35
DK/NA                15     19     17     11     14      7     20     14     21
 
 
21. 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              50%    26%    62%    40%    49%    51%    47%    67%    48%
Disapprove           37     60     29     44     38     37     44     25     40
DK/NA                13     14     10     16     13     12      9      7     13
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              52%    50%    49%    54%    35%    44%    55%    50%    53%
Disapprove           39     38     34     33     58     40     36     41     35
DK/NA                 9     12     17     13      6     16      9      9     12
 
 
22. 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              41%    24%    49%    32%    38%    43%    34%    55%    39%
Disapprove           52     70     43     60     55     49     58     41     51
DK/NA                 7      7      8      8      7      8      8      4     10
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              42%    40%    40%    44%    26%    36%    38%    43%    48%
Disapprove           52     54     51     45     72     57     57     54     41
DK/NA                 6      6      8     11      2      7      5      3     11
 
 
23. 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%    19%    49%    27%    40%    37%    29%    52%    42%
Disapprove           41     63     32     49     39     42     48     31     41
DK/NA                21     18     19     24     21     21     23     17     17
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              37%    33%    38%    48%    30%    46%    34%    40%    38%
Disapprove           47     44     38     32     53     41     43     43     33
DK/NA                16     23     24     20     17     13     23     17     29
 
 
24. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Mayor de Blasio is handling - political corruption?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              30%    12%    38%    20%    29%    30%    22%    42%    29%
Disapprove           51     66     41     64     50     51     58     39     51
DK/NA                20     22     20     16     20     19     20     19     20
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              35%    28%    26%    34%    17%    30%    28%    29%    33%
Disapprove           42     53     52     49     65     62     44     52     43
DK/NA                24     19     22     17     18      8     28     18     24
 
 
25. 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              29%    21%    36%    17%    32%    26%    27%    34%    26%
Disapprove           63     72     56     71     60     65     65     60     64
DK/NA                 9      7      8     11      9      9      9      6     10
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              26%    27%    27%    35%    30%    24%    26%    35%    33%
Disapprove           63     64     63     58     66     69     65     62     51
DK/NA                11      9     10      7      4      7     10      4     15
 
 
26. In general, how serious a problem do you think homelessness 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         73%    67%    75%    70%    62%    84%    64%    83%    78%
Smwht serious        24     28     22     25     34     14     31     14     19
Not very serious      2      4      2      3      4      -      3      2      2
Not a problem at all  1      -      1      1      1      1      2      -      1
DK/NA                 -      1      1      -      -      1      -      1      -
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Very serious         78%    73%    70%    74%    67%    76%    66%    79%    71%
Smwht serious        18     25     27     22     27     21     31     18     25
Not very serious      2      1      2      3      5      1      3      2      2
Not a problem at all  -      1      1      -      1      2      -      -      1
DK/NA                 1      -      1      -      -      -      -      1      1
 
 
 
27. Compared to a few years ago in New York City, have you seen more, less, or about the same number of homeless people on the streets, in parks and on the subway?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
More                 58%    60%    56%    60%    52%    63%    64%    45%    55%
Less                 14     24     14     14     15     14     10     18     17
About the same       25     13     27     24     30     19     22     32     25
DK/NA                 3      3      3      2      3      4      4      5      3
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
More                 62%    57%    65%    47%    67%    53%    58%    60%    55%
Less                 15     14     10     20      7     16     18     11     14
About the same       20     25     25     28     17     29     21     25     23
DK/NA                 3      4      1      4     10      1      2      4      7
 
 
28. Compared to a few years ago in New York City, have you encountered more, less or about the same number of homeless people asking for money?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
More                 51%    63%    47%    54%    48%    55%    54%    42%    49%
Less                 15     16     16     13     16     13     12     20     16
About the same       31     17     34     28     33     29     30     36     31
DK/NA                 3      4      3      5      4      3      3      3      4
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
More                 50%    53%    58%    42%    58%    48%    54%    54%    44%
Less                 14     15     14     16     11     12     16     11     21
About the same       30     29     26     39     24     38     28     31     27
DK/NA                 5      3      2      3      8      1      1      5      8
 
 
29. Are you generally satisfied with the quality of the public schools in New York City, or are you not satisfied?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Satisfied            29%    19%    34%    25%    33%    26%    29%    28%    33%
Not satisfied        53     60     47     59     49     56     49     57     49
DK/NA                18     21     18     16     18     18     22     15     18
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Satisfied            22%    28%    20%    40%    40%    35%    26%    28%    31%
Not satisfied        62     53     55     45     49     57     49     56     48
DK/NA                16     19     25     15     11      8     26     16     21
 
 
30. Are you generally satisfied with the quality of the local public schools in your area, or are you not satisfied?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Satisfied            42%    34%    47%    36%    40%    44%    44%    37%    41%
Not satisfied        40     47     36     46     40     40     33     49     44
DK/NA                18     19     17     18     20     16     23     14     16
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Satisfied            35%    42%    34%    51%    54%    47%    37%    39%    47%
Not satisfied        50     41     39     36     36     46     41     44     30
DK/NA                15     17     27     14     11      8     22     17     23
 
 
31. Over the past few years, do you think that the quality of the public schools in New York City has gotten better, gotten worse, or stayed about the same?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Better               17%     9%    19%    15%    18%    16%    10%    21%    23%
Worse                24     33     19     30     20     28     26     19     24
Same                 47     44     51     39     49     46     49     52     44
DK/NA                12     14     10     16     13     11     16      8     10
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Better               26%    14%    13%    18%    16%    22%    16%    14%    15%
Worse                20     25     22     23     39     16     21     30     28
Same                 44     49     49     49     35     57     45     45     46
DK/NA                10     13     15     10     10      6     18     11     11
 
 
32. 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              64%    81%    59%    68%    67%    61%    83%    51%    52%
Disapprove           30     12     36     28     28     33     14     46     38
DK/NA                 6      7      5      4      5      6      3      4     10
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              53%    65%    66%    65%    75%    50%    68%    66%    74%
Disapprove           37     30     30     30     20     46     27     30     19
DK/NA                11      5      4      6      5      4      5      4      8
 
 
33. 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              72%    81%    68%    80%    74%    71%    86%    62%    64%
Disapprove           24     14     28     19     23     24     10     35     30
DK/NA                 4      5      5      1      3      6      4      3      6
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              60%    76%    73%    72%    82%    62%    77%    72%    81%
Disapprove           33     20     26     21     17     35     18     25     13
DK/NA                 7      4      2      7      1      3      4      3      6
 
 
42. As you may be aware, Mayor de Blasio hired attorneys to represent him during state and federal investigations into allegations of improper campaign fund-raising. The state and federal investigations were ended with no charges filed. Who should pay the $2 million legal bill for representing the mayor: should de Blasio raise funds and pay the bill or should the bill be paid from tax dollars?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
de Blasio pay        78%    86%    79%    77%    75%    82%    78%    80%    80%
Pay from tax dollars 13     10     14     12     16     10     12     16     11
DK/NA                 8      4      8     11      9      8     10      4      9
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
de Blasio pay        77%    83%    70%    78%    93%    85%    80%    77%    73%
Pay from tax dollars 14      8     20     15      3      6     15     16     15
DK/NA                 9      9     10      7      4      8      5      7     11