April 3, 2019 - New York City Mayor, First Lady Get Lukewarm Grades, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Voters Say 4-1 De Blasio Should Not Run For President Quinnipiac University Polling Logo
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New York City voters give Mayor Bill de Blasio an anemic 42 - 44 percent job approval rating, with the wide racial gap that has marked every measure of the mayor since he took office in 2014, according to a Quinnipiac University Poll released today.

Mayor de Blasio's approval rating is 66 - 23 percent among black voters. Hispanic voters are divided 40 - 40 percent. White voters disapprove 58 - 31 percent.

Today's results compare to a 43 - 40 percent approval rating in a December 5, 2018 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University Poll.

Approval for the mayor today ranges from a negative 30 - 64 percent in Staten Island to a positive 50 - 38 percent in The Bronx. Approval is 53 - 34 percent among Democrats. Disapproval is 70 - 22 percent among Republicans and 52 - 34 percent among independent voters.

Voters approve 43 - 31 percent, with 27 percent undecided, of the job First Lady Chirlane McCray is doing.

De Blasio should not run for president, New York City voters say 76 - 18 percent. Every listed party, gender, racial, borough and age group agrees that the mayor should not hit the campaign trail.

It would be bad for New York City if de Blasio runs for president, voters say 47 - 32 percent, including 43 - 35 percent among Democrats.

"Mayor Bill de Blasio's flirtation with a 2020 White House bid is prompting a rare moment of unity among New Yorkers. Three-quarters of them say, 'Mr. Mayor: Don't do it,'" said Mary Snow, polling analyst for the Quinnipiac University Poll.

"As New York City First Lady Chirlane McCray's mental health program comes under scrutiny, she too is getting an anemic job approval rating similar to Mayor de Blasio's score."

New York City voters approve 51 - 34 percent of the job U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is doing. Approval ranges from a negative 39 - 57 percent in Staten Island to a positive 66 - 26 percent in The Bronx. Democrats approve 70 - 18 percent, as Republicans disapprove 71 - 11 percent. Independent voters are divided, as 42 percent approve and 44 percent disapprove.

"Another New Yorker in the national spotlight, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, is proving less polarizing on her home turf of New York City. She only represents one district in the city, but slightly more than half of New Yorkers approve of the job she's doing," Snow said.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo gets a 51 - 42 percent job approval rating among New York City voters. Approval ratings for other citywide leaders are:
  • 44 - 17 percent for Public Advocate Jumaane Williams;
  • 48 - 21 percent for City Comptroller Scott Stringer;
  • 47 - 20 percent for City Council Speaker Corey Johnson;
  • 47 - 21 percent for Police Commissioner James O'Neill;
  • 33 percent approve of the job Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza is doing, as 35 percent disapprove.
New York City voters disapprove 71 - 26 percent of the job President Donald Trump is doing. Republicans approve 81 - 19 percent, while every other listed group disapproves.

From March 27 - April 1, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,077 New York City voters with a margin of error of +/- 3.8 percentage points, including the design effect.

The Quinnipiac University Poll, directed by Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D., conducts gold standard surveys using random digit dialing with live interviewers calling landlines and cell phones. The Quinnipiac University Poll conducts nationwide surveys and polls in more than a dozen states on national and statewide elections, as well as public policy issues.

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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    Asn
 
Approve              42%    22%    53%    34%    39%    44%    31%    66%    40%    33%
Disapprove           44     70     34     52     49     40     58     23     40     44
DK/NA                14      9     14     15     12     16     11     11     20     23
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Bklyn  Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              50%    46%    42%    33%    30%    50%    46%    34%    39%
Disapprove           38     39     47     47     64     30     43     55     48
DK/NA                12     14     11     19      6     20     11     11     13
 
 
2. 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    Asn
 
Approve              47%    49%    50%    41%    49%    45%    51%    51%    43%    39%
Disapprove           21     14     19     29     25     18     13     26     28     18
DK/NA                32     37     31     30     26     36     36     23     30     43
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Bklyn  Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              42%    46%    48%    48%    58%    30%    52%    54%    58%
Disapprove           27     24     18     19     18     33     24     18     13
DK/NA                31     31     34     32     24     38     25     28     29
 
 
3. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Richard Carranza is handling his job as New York City Schools Chancellor?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp    Asn
 
Approve              33%    22%    43%    21%    29%    36%    25%    43%    42%    28%
Disapprove           35     45     28     44     39     32     38     34     30     31
DK/NA                32     33     29     35     33     32     37     24     28     41
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Bklyn  Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              32%    37%    29%    33%    26%    35%    34%    34%    33%
Disapprove           42     37     29     32     44     38     40     33     28
DK/NA                26     26     42     35     30     27     25     33     39
 
 
4. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Jumaane Williams is handling his job as Public Advocate?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp    Asn
 
Approve              44%    30%    51%    38%    41%    46%    41%    58%    38%    36%
Disapprove           17     27     12     24     21     13     17     13     22     17
DK/NA                39     44     37     38     38     41     42     29     41     47
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Bklyn  Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              48%    43%    45%    41%    36%    46%    47%    42%    42%
Disapprove           15     22     15     15     15     21     17     17     14
DK/NA                36     35     40     43     49     33     36     41     43
 
 
5. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Corey Johnson is handling his job as City Council Speaker?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp    Asn
 
Approve              47%    34%    55%    44%    46%    48%    44%    60%    46%    35%
Disapprove           20     32     13     25     23     17     23     14     24     14
DK/NA                33     34     32     31     31     35     32     26     29     51
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Bklyn  Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              52%    45%    46%    49%    42%    43%    50%    47%    51%
Disapprove           18     21     20     16     29     19     18     21     23
DK/NA                29     33     34     35     29     38     32     32     26
 
 
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    Asn
 
Approve              48%    33%    54%    46%    48%    47%    50%    58%    39%    38%
Disapprove           21     28     17     24     25     19     16     21     29     17
DK/NA                31     39     29     30     27     34     33     21     31     46
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Bklyn  Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              47%    47%    50%    47%    49%    29%    52%    56%    60%
Disapprove           21     22     22     19     23     27     22     20     14
DK/NA                31     31     27     34     27     43     26     23     26
 
 
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    Asn
 
Approve              51%    35%    64%    38%    51%    52%    41%    69%    56%    42%
Disapprove           42     62     30     53     44     40     52     27     37     44
DK/NA                 7      3      6      9      5      8      7      5      7     14
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Bklyn  Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              58%    52%    50%    47%    48%    50%    50%    49%    54%
Disapprove           36     39     46     44     47     42     43     46     40
DK/NA                 5      9      4      9      5      8      7      5      6
 
 
8. 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    Asn
 
Approve              26%    81%     9%    28%    27%    24%    40%    12%    21%    17%
Disapprove           71     19     88     67     68     73     57     86     74     76
DK/NA                 4      -      3      5      5      3      3      2      5      7
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Bklyn  Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              22%    32%    19%    21%    47%    18%    23%    31%    26%
Disapprove           74     64     81     73     52     75     75     67     71
DK/NA                 4      4      1      6      1      6      2      3      3
 
 
9. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is handling her job as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp    Asn
 
Approve              51%    11%    70%    42%    48%    54%    42%    62%    61%    46%
Disapprove           34     71     18     44     40     29     46     21     24     34
DK/NA                15     18     13     15     12     17     12     17     15     20
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Bklyn  Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              66%    43%    60%    49%    39%    56%    56%    47%    47%
Disapprove           26     39     29     31     57     27     32     41     37
DK/NA                 9     18     11     20      5     17     12     12     17
 
 
10. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Chirlane McCray is handling her job as First Lady of New York City?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp    Asn
 
Approve              43%    16%    57%    31%    41%    44%    31%    66%    49%    32%
Disapprove           31     49     21     40     32     29     38     21     26     33
DK/NA                27     35     22     29     27     27     32     13     26     35
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Bklyn  Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              49%    44%    40%    42%    27%    46%    49%    39%    40%
Disapprove           27     28     30     30     55     20     27     38     39
DK/NA                24     28     29     27     18     35     25     23     20
 
 
11. Would you like to see Bill de Blasio run for president in 2020 or not?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp    Asn
 
Yes                  18%    13%    21%    13%    19%    17%     8%    25%    30%    13%
No                   76     79     73     82     75     77     85     70     59     84
DK/NA                 7      9      6      5      7      7      7      5     10      3
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Bklyn  Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes                  27%    15%    14%    20%    13%    24%    20%    13%    15%
No                   70     76     79     74     84     70     73     81     81
DK/NA                 3     10      7      6      3      6      7      6      5
 
 
12. If Mayor de Blasio ran for president in 2020, do you think that would be good for New York City or bad for New York City?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp    Asn
 
Good                 32%    29%    35%    28%    36%    30%    22%    43%    42%    31%
Bad                  47     57     43     54     48     46     57     33     42     51
DK/NA                21     14     22     18     17     24     21     24     16     19
 
                     AREA.............................  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Brnx   Bklyn  Man    Qns    StIsl  18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Good                 41%    35%    23%    36%    16%    34%    37%    29%    29%
Bad                  43     44     52     45     67     45     46     49     48
DK/NA                16     21     25     19     16     21     17     21     22