New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's approval rating sinks in new poll

NEW YORK CITY -- A new poll is showing New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio with the lowest approval rating of his term.

De Blasio has a 41 percent job approval rating in the Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday. That is down from 50 percent in the pollster's last survey in January.

And voters polled say by a 52-37 percent margin that de Blasio, a first-term Democrat, does not deserve re-election.

The poor poll results come after weeks of bad press for de Blasio stemming from several controversies. They include a joint federal and state probe into his campaign fundraising activities.

A mayoral spokeswoman downplayed the results saying "the only thing less reliable than the weather is a poll."

The poll of 1,038 voters has a margin of error of 3 percentage points.
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