A new poll commissioned by Siena College showed that President Donald Trump has a higher favorability rating in New York than does New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate.
Survey responses from 810 registered New York voters resulted in de Blasio’s receiving just a 26 percent favorability rating and 57 percent unfavorability.
Trump, meanwhile, pulled in a 35 percent favorability rating and a 62 percent unfavorability rating.
Siena College pollster Steven Greenberg said, “Perhaps Trump can take some solace in the fact that as unpopular as he is in his home state, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is even more unpopular.”
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The poll also discovered that half of New York voters responding viewed Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) unfavorably — with nearly two-thirds of people giving Cuomo a bad job performance review.
A recent Quinnipiac poll showed that among registered Democrat and independent voters, less than one percent said they would vote for de Blasio in the Democrat presidential primary.
Not surprisingly, de Blasio’s numbers are so low that he’s desperately continuing to tell lies about Trump, particularly in the wake of what happened in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio.
When MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt asked the mayor if he thought Trump was responsible in any way for the tragedies, de Blasio responded, “The facts are pretty clear. [We] did not have this racially or ethnically or religiously motivated” experience “as a regular feature of our national life just a few years ago.”
“He’s the X factor,” de Blasio declared.
“He normalized it. He made it,” said the mayor. “He gave permission. And it’s got to stop.”
Even President Trump, who New Yorkers aren't exactly enamored with, has a higher popularity rating in New York City than the mayor. https://t.co/O8H9u7PGH3
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Virtually all Democrats, particularly those running for president, are trying to lay the blame for what happened last weekend on the president.
Outspoken far-Left Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said this week that Trump was “directly responsible” for the two tragedies.
Did it ever occur to these Democrats — and particularly, in this case, Bill de Blasio — that when they keep spouting nonsense like this, it only makes people more sympathetic to Trump in comparison?
Do Democrats not realize that most Americans can see through these ridiculous comments and are fed up with them?
And at least according to one poll, you can put voters in New York at the top of that list.
This piece originally appeared in The Political Insider and is used by permission.
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