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'Lowest approval rating since taking office'

Thursday, January 06, 2011 - 10:17 PM

Mayor Bloomberg's approval rating. (Marist Poll)

According to a new NY1-Marist poll, Mayor Bloomberg's approval rating is now at 37 percent, the "lowest approval rating since taking office."In October, it was 50 percent.

Most of it is chalked up to the botched response to the blizzard. But, the CityTime scandal and rollout of the new schools chancellor probably didn't help either.

When asked about the snow storm, 71 percent of adults said they disapproved of how the mayor handled it. When asked about the legacy the mayor will leave behind, only 39 percent thought it would be a positive one.

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Larry Littlefield

This chart shows people are idiots.

When Bloomberg came into office, he was dealing with the the combined effects of fiscal irresponsibility by the Giuliani Administration and the recession. He was forced to cut services and raise taxes, and he (not the state and previous city politicians who created the mess) was unpopular.

Then we had another debt fueled spree on Wall Street and tax revenues poured in. Bloomberg was just somewhat less irresponsible that Giuliani, and the state legislature remained completely irresponsible. Drunk at the party and not caring about the future, people were happy with Bloomberg.

Now Bloomberg is facing the combined effect of Giuliani' irresponsibility, his own irresponsibility, the state's responsiblity and the national effects of a whole generation of irresponsibilty. He has not begun to raise taxes and gut public services to pay for this. That approval rating is going to drop to zero, but in reality it won't be due to anything Bloomberg does from this point forward.

Jan. 07 2011 04:16 PM

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