Cuomo More Popular Than De Blasio in NYC, Polls Show
CIVIC CENTER— It’s a tale of two polls.
The two Democrats have been locked in a political battle over the mayor’s push for a tax hike to pay for universal pre-kindergarten, as well as de Blasio's support for an increase in the local minimum wage.
Despite De Blasio's sizeable win in the mayor's race last fall, and his 53 percent approval rating in January, his current approval rating has dropped to 39 percent since, according to a WSJ/NBC 4 NY/Marist poll released on Friday. And 20 percent of those polled said de Blasio was doing a poor job, the poll found.
By contrast, 50 percent of New York City voters surveyed said Cuomo was doing a good or excellent job and just 8 percent of those surveyed said the governor was doing a poor job, according to a poll released by the groups on Thursday. Cuomo's approval rating dipped only slightly since a February Quinnipiac poll found he had a job approval rating of 68 percent.
The latest polls found that Cuomo’s support outpaced de Blasio in almost every category.
De Blasio has often pointed to his record victory last year as a mandate to aggressively pursue his progressive policy agenda. He won with 72.2 percent of the vote.