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For Mike Bloomberg…it just gets worst……

The New York City Mayor got around the voter’s… to get a third term…..now he’s paying for it….His poll numbers are steadily dropping…..

Mayor Bloomberg's approval rating has fallen to its lowest point in the last 4-1/2 years - just one of the elected officials to feel the wrath of New York voters.

We Feel for you…….Well, Not really!…….

This from the New York Daily News……

Mayor Bloomberg’s approval rating has fallen to its lowest point in the last 4-1/2 years – just one of the elected officials to feel the wrath of New York voters.

Voters, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday, support Bloomberg’s plan to balance the budget by freezing city workers’ wages, but are mixed on his push to trim city services instead of raising taxes.

Just 43% of voters would raise taxes to balance the budget, down 10 points from a year ago.

About 45% would cut services, up 6 points from a year earlier. While 63% of voters would support a wage freeze, 63% are also opposed to laying off city workers.

Bloomberg’s proposed budget eliminates raises for most city workers, and lays off 834 of them.

Just 61% of New Yorkers surveyed approve of the job Bloomberg is doing, down from 67% in September and 75% in October 2008.

The last time he was at that level was July 2005, when he had a 60% approval rating heading into his first re-election bid.

Bloomberg won re-election last fall by a 4.4-point margin, and said he was hurt by the same anti-incumbent sentiment that has tossed pols from office around the country.

Quinnipiac pollster Mickey Carroll said the voter dissatisfaction is real – and Bloomberg has suffered from it.

“For Mayor Mike, 60 is the new 70,” Carroll said. “The man who cruised through his second term with 70 percent approval ratings should be happy if he can stay above 60 percent in his third term.”

The survey of 1,195 registered New York voters has a 2.8-point margin of error.

February 17, 2010 - Posted by | Breaking News, Government, Media, Men, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Polls, Updates | , ,

6 Comments »

  1. Just 61% of New Yorkers surveyed approve of the job Bloomberg is doing,
    ———-

    He is doing fine

    Bloomberg just needs to rub more elbows with the “common man” and not put on any snobbery

    which can be hard when your the world famous BILLIONAIRE Mike Bloomberg

    Comment by Timothy Peter Leal | February 17, 2010 | Reply

    • No so….he just got over for the second term in which he spend about $130 Million…..Yea Millions to get about a 3% edge…if someone like Weiner had run Mike would be a private citizen right now….

      He’s lost his Halo……

      Comment by jamesb101 | February 17, 2010 | Reply

  2. James B, I know Bloomberg convinced the Democratic-controlled City Council to allow him for a 3rd term (which he barely won), but Our Campaigns.com has him rumored for seeking a 4th term in 2013 if his ego finds another loophole.

    Comment by Conservative Democrat | February 17, 2010 | Reply

    • CD..if that happens I guarantee the media will eat him alive…..

      And the people of the city will have a s*#t fit!

      Comment by jamesb101 | February 17, 2010 | Reply

  3. 130 million

    Some people are not cheap on expenses

    It was New York City, advertising does not come cheap

    Comment by Timothy Peter Leal | February 17, 2010 | Reply

    • Who the hell has $130 Million to run for Mayor?….

      Comment by jamesb101 | February 18, 2010 | Reply


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