Poll: 39 percent of voters approve of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s performance

New Yorkers had a more favorable view of the mayor as a person as opposed to the job he’s doing.

New Yorkers had a more favorable view of the mayor as a person as opposed to the job he’s doing. (3/7/14)

NEW YORK - New poll numbers show less than half of New Yorkers approve of Mayor Bill de Blasio's performance during his first two months in office.

In a survey conducted by Marist College, The Wall Street Journal and WNBC, 39 percent of voters believe de Blasio's performance has been good or excellent.

Pollster Mike Berland, who advised former Mayor Michael Bloomberg when his approval ratings were down, says it is too early in de Blasio's term to read deeply into the numbers.

Another 37 percent rated the job he's doing as fair, while 20 percent say he's doing poorly so far.

However, more people have a positive view of the mayor as a person as opposed to his performance. Of those polled, 59 percent have a favorable view of him, compared to 33 percent with an unfavorable view.

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