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Bloomberg's approval rating goes positive thanks to Irene

Monday, September 12, 2011 - 09:41 AM

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New Yorkers are back on Mayor Bloomberg's side, thanks to his handling of Hurricane Irene according to a new Quinnipiac University poll released this morning. The mayor's job approval rating is up to 54 percent from 45 percent in late July. The vast majority of those polled -- 86 percent -- approved of the mayor's handling of Hurricane Irene.

“Maybe it was the decisive preparations for Irene – Bloomberg’s job approval has moved up nicely.  As usual, Manhattan likes him best of all,” said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, in a statement. “This survey was conducted after Hurricane Irene and during the storm about Deputy Mayor Stephen Goldsmith’s arrest – but maybe that second storm is a tempest in a teapot.

“The critics cried ‘overkill!’  But most people agreed with the mayor, ‘better safe than sorry.’  Overwhelmingly, Bloomberg’s handling of Irene gets high marks.”

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Comments [2]

Diane Nunez

Ed Koch is right Obama flip flops on issues.
Koch proved it with the Palestinian Statehood issue

Sep. 21 2011 11:20 PM
Diane Nunez

Mayor Bloomberg is going in the right direction. He is wealthy but he would give you the shirt off of his back if you really needed a shirt.  He should consider running for the oval office he is not a phony he does not insulate government with more layers to negotiate look at his 311 to access city services 

Sep. 21 2011 11:19 PM

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