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Friday, January 16, 2015

Poll Finds New Yorkers Overwhelmingly Support Mayor de Blasio

If you've been reading or listening to the pancake heads who've been dissing New York's Mayor de Blasio, you've been listening to or reading a minority opinion.  An overwhelming majority of New Yorkers support Mayor de Blasio, not the NYPD's temper tantrum and the narcissistic protest they engaged in at the funerals of the two fallen policemen who were recently shot by a mentally ill man.

Backing de Blasio

A new poll by Quinnipiac University suggests that the city’s voters have seen through the police union’s tactics, and that its temper tantrum will cost it political support. Consider the following findings: 

 “Police union leader Patrick Lynch’s comments that the mayor’s office had blood on its hands are ‘too extreme,’ voters say 77 – 17 percent, the independent Quinnipiac University Poll finds. There is no party, gender, racial, borough or age group which finds the comments ‘appropriate.'” 

“Voters say 47 to 37 percent that Mayor de Blasio’s statements and actions during his 2013 campaign and during his first year in office show he does support police.” 

“The recent slowdown in police activity is more of a protest, 56 percent of voters say, while 27 percent say it is because police officers fear for their safety.” 

“Voters say 57 to 34 percent that officers should be disciplined if they deliberately are making fewer arrests or writing fewer tickets. Black, white and Hispanic voters all agree.” 

“Voters give Patrolmen’s Benevolent Assn. President Patrick Lynch a negative 18 to 39 percent favorability rating and say 43 to 27 percent that he is a mostly negative force in the city.”

New Yorkers Reject the NYPD's Tantrum
Another poll from Quinnipiac shows the mayor’s overall approval up slightly. Friedersdorf runs through more numbers: I worried New Yorkers would punish Mayor de Blasio for losing control, rather than backing him to insist that the NYPD is subservient to the people. I didn’t give New Yorkers enough credit.

Mayor de Blasio will come away from this debacle looking fine, the officers who made the funerals about themselves and not their fallen comrades?  Not so much. 


Celador2 The T.K. Watchman on Politics said...

The howler monkeys will never admit they were wrong in this. Whenever rotten behavior is praised, they'll be there to heap more on it.

Josh said...

Ah, there's still plenty of time for him to step in it. With politics, it's inevitable.

IMO, how he recovers from the next scandal will tell the tale more so than New Yorkers' current attitudes. With what they've had to go through up there, they seem a forgiving bunch. (Still rude as all get out in person, but that's another matter entirely.)

Robert D. said...

Off Topic:

Interesting discussion on a far right wing blog earlier this week stated Hillary Clinton would be too old for the presidency. In fact, she'd be the same age as Ronald Reagan was when he assumed the presidency, but I haven't read anything on the internet where the GOPers worried about him being too old. As usual, the GOPers, being anti-women, bring this up as a liability for Hillary to run for president. But in fact because she's a woman, her life expectancy would be far longer than Reagan's was after leaving office. And it's pretty well established that Reagan was suffering from Alzheimers disease during the latter part of his presidency.

Their assessment in that particular area reeks of anti-woman and ageism. I don't think the aging Boomers will take too kindly to calling Hillary too old.

Anonymous said...

That's NYC only ,steeped in liberals and minorities

Shaw Kenawe said...

"That's NYC only ,steeped in liberals and minorities"

IOW, American citizens, right?

Also, Anon, di Blasio is the MAYOR of "That's NYC only..." and his constituencies agree WITH HIM and they like him.


Your comment: Major Fail!

Rusty Old Ford said...

Could that Anonymous be the Queen of the Smut Hut....the gal who runs sex links into poor areas of the internet....calling them "blogs?"

Rational Nation USA said...

I can't imagine why.

Decrepit Blowhard said...

WE are in the HANDS of insane PEAPODS making our FOREHEAD policy!

skudrunner said...

The majority didn't support the police actions but that does not mean they support de Blasio.

It is not in the message but how it is presented.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Quinnipiac Poll:

"Overall, 48 percent of voters approved of the way de Blasio is handling relations between blacks and whites, compared to 42 percent who disapproved.

The poll was based on interviews with 1,182 New York City registered voters over the last week and had a margin of error of 2.9 percentage points, Quinnipiac said.

And this from Newsday:

New York NEWS
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's approval rating slightly up despite crisis, poll says.

A majority of New York City voters approve of de Blasio, despite what you've said.

Shaw Kenawe said...


"Mayor Bill de Blasio's approval rating has held steady during the biggest crisis of his young mayoralty, according to a new poll released Friday.