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 GillibrandJuan Williams: Warren on the rise 2020 primary debate guide: Everything you need to know ahead of the first Democratic showdown 2020 Democrats vow to expand abortion access at Planned Parenthood event 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.


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 TrumpConway defends herself against Hatch Act allegations amid threat of subpoena How to defuse Gulf tensions and avoid war with Iran Trump says 'stubborn child' Fed 'blew it' by not cutting rates 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 BidenBiden, Eastland and rejecting the cult of civility Inslee unveils plan to fight fossil fuel pollution Biden lays out immigration priorities, rips Trump for 'assault on dignity' 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 SandersThe Hill's Morning Report - Crunch time arrives for 2020 Dems with debates on deck The Memo: All eyes on faltering Biden ahead of first debate Progressive group launches campaign to identify voters who switch to Warren 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.