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http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/03/07/Buyer-s-Remorse-Poll-Shows-New-Yorkers-Turning-On-De-Blasio

 by Frances Martel 7 Mar 2014

The first poll gauging Mayor Bill de Blasio's approval rating brings some ill tidings for the progressive stalwart. Only 10% of voters think de Blasio is doing an "excellent" job, while 57% believe his term has been less than "good."

The poll, from Marist University, The Wall Street Journal, and WNBC, finds something of buyer's remorse among residents of a city that very recently elected de Blasio to its highest office. Only 39% of those polled would describe de Blasio's work so far as "good" or "excellent." In contrast, 37% of those polled described his work as "fair," and 20% said de Blasio is doing poorly. The 57% assessment of his work as less than good is a far worse assessment than former Mayor Michael Bloomberg received around the same time in his tenure and far worse than the numbers de Blasio received on the way to winning his office. About 75% of New York City voters gave de Blasio their vote last autumn.

By all measures, use of the term "rocky" to describe the first months of the de Blasio era would be kind. The mayor has made enemies of everyone, from droves of crying children to beloved weatherman Al Roker. He has been described as a "campaigner-in-chief," a "crazy," and a figurative "drunk." Being caught jaywalking and speeding by the New York Post after proposing safer streets legislation are two examples of how much de Blasio has alienated and confused the media. His own staffers seem to have no idea what they are supposed to be doing, anonymously complaining that "be progressive" is not an order that helps them know how to run the logistics of city government.

The results of such policies are predictable: two botched snow cleanups, angry parents protecting their children from everything from lower quality public schooling to snowstorms de Blasio made them brave, and the wrath of the state Democratic Party, which appears to have all but declared war on de Blasio's education policy.

Meanwhile, The New York Times published blockbuster exposés on what really matters: a more accurate measurement of de Blasio's height and a statistically insignificant crime drop due to unseasonably cold weather.

De Blasio has years to straighten himself out before even the Times turns on him. He is letting down not just the few conservatives who may reside in New York City and the entire middle class under his purview; he has triggered a backlash among progressives who find him a disorganized and untrustworthy leader--and the proof is in the polls.

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Re: Buyer's Remorse: Poll Shows New Yorkers Turning on Mayor De Blasio
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2014, 06:55:12 PM »
"The best argument against Democracy can be found in a ten minute conversation with the average voter." -- Sir Winston Churchill

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Re: Buyer's Remorse: Poll Shows New Yorkers Turning on Mayor De Blasio
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2014, 06:56:45 PM »
His charter schools ban is going to backfire on him... I watched a program last night with minority mothers who had children in charter schools and doing really well after almost failing in public schools and they are furious he is going to push their kids back into the public schools and vowing to fight him on this.
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Re: Buyer's Remorse: Poll Shows New Yorkers Turning on Mayor De Blasio
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2014, 07:51:44 PM »
....not much of a honeymoon.   :laugh:
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Re: Buyer's Remorse: Poll Shows New Yorkers Turning on Mayor De Blasio
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2014, 08:30:24 PM »
When a screaming leftist and total blatherskite like Andrew Cuomo is to the right of you, perhaps you should do a policy check.
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Re: Buyer's Remorse: Poll Shows New Yorkers Turning on Mayor De Blasio
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2014, 09:33:45 PM »
From the article:
[[ The first poll gauging Mayor Bill de Blasio's approval rating brings some ill tidings for the progressive stalwart. Only 10% of voters think de Blasio is doing an "excellent" job, while 57% believe his term has been less than "good." ]]

A little late for that now, suckas....

You elected him.
Now you have to live with him for four years...

Good luck!

Aside:
If a new election were held -tomorrow-, and if deBlasio was on the ballot with a "d" next to his name, they'd pull the lever for him again, with the same overwhelming majority as he got the first time!

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Re: Buyer's Remorse: Poll Shows New Yorkers Turning on Mayor De Blasio
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2014, 10:05:32 PM »
deBlasio hasn't even begun to do all the things he has in mind to 'fundementally transform' New York City.
 
Those guys are in for a wild ride and the roller coaster is still cranking up on the first side. They have no idea what they are in for. Wait until cigarettes are over $20 a pack, and gun confiscation starts along with eminent domain and bank account siezures. They voted to live like Cuba, so now let's see how they like it.
 
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Re: Buyer's Remorse: Poll Shows New Yorkers Turning on Mayor De Blasio
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2014, 08:09:09 AM »
Meet ‘Oblasio’: De Blasio’s turning into Obama’s twin
By Michael Goodwin
New York Post
March 9, 2014 | 12:25am

When a politician denounces politics, you know he’s feeling the heat. When that politician is Bill de Blasio and he aims his ire at charter schools, the media and taxpayers, you know his brain is stuck in reverse.

Ending the worst week of his mayoralty — his next good week will be his first — de Blasio got poll-whacked, with his job-approval rating sinking to 39 percent. Only black New Yorkers give him even 50 percent, and he’s under a majority in each of the five boroughs, according to the Wall Street Journal/WNBC/Marist survey.

If this were a marriage, talk of divorce would ruin the honeymoon.

Polls can change almost as quickly as the weather, but de Blasio’s problem has nothing to do with snowstorms. It’s his strikingly bad judgment and unappealing style of leadership.

His habit of lecturing and his belief that talking is the same as doing make him a twin of President Obama. Think of them as “Oblasio.”

Like the president, the mayor’s deficit in decision-making is compounded by his certainty regarding the flaws of others. During his Thursday trip to Chicago for a gabfest with other Dem mayors, de Blasio let loose a string of pronouncements showing that, on education, he’s still on the wrong side of the future.

“It’s our job to transcend the politics, in some ways bluntly to ignore the politics and get this discussion to a healthy place,” he said in a new-agey way of defending his ­attacks on successful charters.

He apparently believes Gov. Cuomo, who boldly argues that charters are reforming education, is just pandering. That’s an amazing claim when you consider that the 70,000 charter students are only 7 percent of the system. If Cuomo was going to pander, wouldn’t he pander to the other 93 percent?

In fact, that’s what de Blasio is ­doing by fronting for the vote-rich unions. So when he accuses others of pandering, he’s just making an excuse for the public’s rejection of his own stunted ideology.

Then there’s the media, which, in his mind, is also conspiring against him.

“You will not find a front-page story on the crisis of teacher retention in our city,” he said. “You’ll find 100 stories on charter schools, but you won’t find a story about the fact that we have a great generation of teachers, they come into our schools, and then we lose them in five years, and that’s what’s holding back public education.”

Say what? Education has been covered to death by the New York media for 25 years, and the general conclusion is that charters are a compelling success story. The media’s focus on them is a focus on good news — poor black and Latino children are learning and closing the stubborn racial achievement gap. If he cared about those kids, de Blasio would celebrate their achievements no matter which school they attend.

But charters don’t fit de Blasio’s ideology and threaten the unions, so he’s shooting the messenger.

Then there is de Blasio’s hobbyhorse of universal pre-kindergarten. Or, rather, his push for a tax hike to fund it.

“There’s no question qualitatively and impact-wise, getting early-childhood education right, ­really making a focus on it, putting our money where our mouth is, has a much greater multiplier effect than any other thing we can do,” he said.

That’s another fact-free claim. There are many questions about the lasting impact of early education. The most obvious one is whether it is always worth the huge cost, which comes at the ­expense of other students.

Notice the mayor never mentions parents as the problem or the solution. It’s easier to blame “the system” and blame taxpayers for not “putting our money where our mouth is.” In reality, it’s his mouth and their money.

Finally, he said something else in Chicago that was bizarre. According to the Web site Capital New York, de Blasio “argued that murders and shootings have dropped during his two months in office because of his plans to rein in stop-and-frisk.” It quoted him saying he “knew all along” crime would drop when he took office.

That’s Oblasio for you. Remember, the president promised his success marked the moment when “our planet began to heal.”

How lucky are we to have both in office at the same time?
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