Buyers' remorse in NYC as De Blasio polling tanks

Thomas Lifson
Even New York City is not prepared for a genuinely leftist agenda. Having elected Bill De Blasio in a 73% landslide, New Yorkers are waking up to their folly. Jonthan Lemire of the Associated Press reports:

Only 39 percent of registered New York City voters believe Mayor Bill de Blasio's has done a "good" or "excellent" job during his first two months in City Hall, according to a poll released Thursday.

More than half of the voters polled rated his performance "fair" or "poor," according to the Marist College/The Wall Street Journal/WNBC poll. Just ten percent of voters gave de Blasio the highest "excellent" mark while 29 percent categorized his performance as good.

There are some interesting parallels with Barack Obama here. De Blasio is still personally popular, it is his policies that are being shunned. Low information voters tend to think that likability is more important than the actual politics of a person:

De Blaiso himself received far higher marks than his performance. Fifty-nine percent have favorable view of him while 33 percent have an unfavorable view. Moreover, 65 percent of voters believe de Blasio cares about people like them, 63 percent say he is fulfilling his campaign promises and 58 percent believe he is a good leader.

Just wait, though. Like Obama, De Blasio is going to royally screw up New York City, driving away the rich people whose taxes fund all those social programs the poor people and rich libs like. Once they are gone, they are going to be missed.

Even New York City is not prepared for a genuinely leftist agenda. Having elected Bill De Blasio in a 73% landslide, New Yorkers are waking up to their folly. Jonthan Lemire of the Associated Press reports:

Only 39 percent of registered New York City voters believe Mayor Bill de Blasio's has done a "good" or "excellent" job during his first two months in City Hall, according to a poll released Thursday.

More than half of the voters polled rated his performance "fair" or "poor," according to the Marist College/The Wall Street Journal/WNBC poll. Just ten percent of voters gave de Blasio the highest "excellent" mark while 29 percent categorized his performance as good.

There are some interesting parallels with Barack Obama here. De Blasio is still personally popular, it is his policies that are being shunned. Low information voters tend to think that likability is more important than the actual politics of a person:

De Blaiso himself received far higher marks than his performance. Fifty-nine percent have favorable view of him while 33 percent have an unfavorable view. Moreover, 65 percent of voters believe de Blasio cares about people like them, 63 percent say he is fulfilling his campaign promises and 58 percent believe he is a good leader.

Just wait, though. Like Obama, De Blasio is going to royally screw up New York City, driving away the rich people whose taxes fund all those social programs the poor people and rich libs like. Once they are gone, they are going to be missed.