Poll: Gillibrand, de Blasio have favorable ratings under 30 percent among New Yorkers

Two New York Democrats who have expressed presidential ambitions face underwater approval ratings in their home state, according to a new poll.

In a Quinnipiac University Poll survey released Thursday, Sen. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten GillibrandWarren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Warren, Pressley introduce bill to make it a crime for police officers to deny medical care to people in custody Senate Dems press DOJ over coronavirus safety precautions in juvenile detention centers MORE (D-N.Y.) was supported by just 29 percent of registered voters in her state. Her unfavorable rating is slightly higher: 35 percent of New Yorkers surveyed said they disapproved of the job being done by their state’s junior senator.


As for New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D), who has not announced a bid but has been hinting about a 2020 campaign for weeks, just 24 percent of New Yorkers polled approved of the job he has done as mayor. 49 percent of voters surveyed said they disapproved of the mayor’s performance.

The numbers are some of the lowest popularity ratings either Democrat has ever faced, even as they consider broadening their exposure to the larger electorate.

“It’s no surprise in blue New York that Democrats are eager to send President Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote Warren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Esper orders ‘After Action Review’ of National Guard’s role in protests MORE packing in 2020,” said polling analyst Mary Snow in a press release.

“But New Yorkers aren’t cutting any slack to their own elected officials looking to replace him. As Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand makes her presidential bid official, her net favorability score is her worst ever,” Snow continued. “For New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who hasn’t yet decided whether he’ll run, his statewide net favorability rating is at an all-time low since taking office in 2014.”

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenHillicon Valley: Biden calls on Facebook to change political speech rules | Dems demand hearings after Georgia election chaos | Microsoft stops selling facial recognition tech to police Trump finalizing executive order calling on police to use ‘force with compassion’ The Hill’s Campaign Report: Biden campaign goes on offensive against Facebook MORE had the highest favorability rating in the poll, at 62 percent (compared to 24 percent of respondents who have an unfavorable view of Biden). Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Hill’s 12:30 Report: Milley apologizes for church photo-op Harris grapples with defund the police movement amid veep talk Biden courts younger voters — who have been a weakness MORE (I-Vt.) also remains above water in the poll, with 51 percent of New York voters surveyed sharing a positive view of the senator.

Quinnipiac University Poll contacted 1,216 voters in New York state for the survey, which has a margin of error of 3.8 percentage points.

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