NEW YORK -- A Marist poll showed that Mayor Michael Bloomberg is the most popular new New York City mayor of the past 30 years. Rudy Giuliani came in second place with 31 percent of the total votes, Ed Koch got third place with 15 percent of the votes, and David Dinkins came in fourth at 9 percent. Seven percent of pollsters are unsure.
Bloomberg didn't only get high marks in the polls. In January, Bloomberg's approval rate was 69 percent and now, 56 percent say he is still doing well. Meanwhile, 67 percent of pollsters say the economy is doing worse under his third term and 46 percent say the subways have deteriorated under his tenure. Dr. Lee M. Miringoff, director of The Marist College Institute for Public Opinion said that despite tough economic times, Bloomberg has stayed afloat in keeping his approval rating “intact.”