Poll: De Blasio Has 50% Approval Rating

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s approval rating has climbed to 50 percent, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll.

That’s his best approval rating in over one year.  The poll also found that by a 47 to 44 percent margin, New Yorkers believe de Blasio deserves re-election.

The same poll found de Blasio leads potential Republican opponent Paul Massey 59 to 25 percent.  He also easily wins a hypothetical Democratic primary that includes former Council Speaker Christine Quinn, City Comptroller Scott Stringer, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz and State Senator Tony Avella.

“In a Democratic primary, de Blasio trounces everyone. The nearest challengers, Christine Quinn and Comptroller Scott Stringer - are barely in double digits,” said Maurice Carroll, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

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