Bloomberg most popular of last three New York City mayors — Blas polls just 35 percentNovember 21, 2019
Ex-New York City Mayor and potential presidential hopeful Michael Bloomberg is more popular than his successor and predecessor — Bill de Blasio and ex-mayor Rudy Giuliani, a new poll found.
New Yorkers crowned Bloomberg the best out of the five boroughs last three mayors in a new Siena College survey published Thursday.
“He is, by far, more popular than both his predecessor and his successor,” Siena College pollster, Steve Greenberg, remarked of Bloomberg.
The Democrat-turned-Republican-turned-independent-turned-Democrat gets a thumbs-up from 47 percent of voters statewide, while compared to 39 percent with a negative view.
More than half of Democrats — 55 percent — said they had a favorable image of New York’s last three-term mayor, compared to just 35 percent of Republicans.
De Blasio notched a 27 percent approval rating statewide, while 56 percent said they disapproved. Hizzoner’s approval rating among New York City voters is just 35 percent.
But the man once known as America’s Mayor was the most unpopular of them all: 62 percent of New Yorkers have an unfavorable view of Giuliani, who is regularly in the headlines these days thanks to his current role as President Trump’s attorney.
Less than a third of voters, 30 percent, said they had a favorable impression of the man once simply known as “Rudy.”
That overall rating is bolstered thanks to his 58 percent approval rating from Republican voters in the state — while only 16 percent of Democrats across the state say they like him.
Back in the city, Giuliani’s approval rating is even lower than de Blasio’s — 27 percent.
The survey queried 797 New Yorkers and has a margin of error of 4 percentage points.
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