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

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

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, only 39 percent of voters believe de Blasio's performance has been good or excellent. Another 37 percent rated the job he's doing as fair and 20 percent say he's doing poorly so far.

The mayor also got a 44-percent approval rating in the Bronx, the highest of the five boroughs.

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.

New Yorkers do have a more positive view of the mayor as a person. Of those polled, 59 percent have a favorable view of him, compared to 33 percent with an unfavorable view.

Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg's job approval rating two months into his first term was 50 percent.

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