Poll: Gillibrand, de Blasio have favorable ratings under 30 percent among New Yorkers

Poll: Gillibrand, de Blasio have favorable ratings under 30 percent among New Yorkers
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Two New York Democrats who have expressed presidential ambitions face underwater approval ratings in their home state, according to a new poll.

In a Quinnipiac University Poll survey released Thursday, Sen. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten Elizabeth GillibrandThe Hill's Morning Report - Trump on defense over economic jitters F-bombs away: Why lawmakers are cursing now more than ever White House offers reassurances amid recession fears as 2020 candidates sound alarm MORE (D-N.Y.) was supported by just 29 percent of registered voters in her state. Her unfavorable rating is slightly higher: 35 percent of New Yorkers surveyed said they disapproved of the job being done by their state's junior senator.

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As for New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D), who has not announced a bid but has been hinting about a 2020 campaign for weeks, just 24 percent of New Yorkers polled approved of the job he has done as mayor. 49 percent of voters surveyed said they disapproved of the mayor's performance.

The numbers are some of the lowest popularity ratings either Democrat has ever faced, even as they consider broadening their exposure to the larger electorate.

"It's no surprise in blue New York that Democrats are eager to send President Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump pushes back on recent polling data, says internal numbers are 'strongest we've had so far' Illinois state lawmaker apologizes for photos depicting mock assassination of Trump Scaramucci assembling team of former Cabinet members to speak out against Trump MORE packing in 2020," said polling analyst Mary Snow in a press release.

"But New Yorkers aren't cutting any slack to their own elected officials looking to replace him. As Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand makes her presidential bid official, her net favorability score is her worst ever," Snow continued. "For New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who hasn't yet decided whether he'll run, his statewide net favorability rating is at an all-time low since taking office in 2014."

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenEight Democratic presidential hopefuls to appear in CNN climate town hall Hill Reporter Rafael Bernal: Biden tries to salvage Latino Support Biden, Buttigieg bypassing Democratic delegate meeting: report MORE had the highest favorability rating in the poll, at 62 percent (compared to 24 percent of respondents who have an unfavorable view of Biden). Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersTop Sanders adviser: Warren isn't competing for 'same pool of voters' Eight Democratic presidential hopefuls to appear in CNN climate town hall Top aide Jeff Weaver lays out Sanders's path to victory MORE (I-Vt.) also remains above water in the poll, with 51 percent of New York voters surveyed sharing a positive view of the senator.

Quinnipiac University Poll contacted 1,216 voters in New York state for the survey, which has a margin of error of 3.8 percentage points.