That’s it —honeymoon over.
According to a new poll from Spectrum News NY1/Siena College, New Yorkers are quickly losing faith in Governor Kathy Hochul and New York City Mayor Eric Adams. “About 64% of New Yorkers believe Adams is doing a poor or fair job (the lower two of four ratings markers) — and more than half (56%) believe the Big Apple is heading in the wrong direction,” the New York Post reports.
“Only 29% give him a positive rating for the job he’s doing as mayor, compared to 64% who give him a negative rating,” said Dr. Don Levy, director of the Siena College Research Institute.
From the New York Post…
Hochul’s approval figures are only slightly higher, with 54% of those polled describing her job rating as poor or fair.
Asked if the state is heading in the right direction, 46% of the 1,000 city residents surveyed disagreed.
Despite vowing to fight the Big Apple’s crime wave when he came into office in January, 74% of city residents said the mayor hasn’t been successful in bringing violence under control.
“No governor has done as much as we have, and in as fast a time, to address the specter of crime and gun violence in our streets,” Hochul told reporters Tuesday when asked about the crime fear statistic and her job rating.
“We’re saying we understand people’s anxieties,” she added. “There is a lot of fear all across this nation. Crime has been going up since the pandemic and people are anxious. I understand that. There’s more to do.”
New Yorkers agree: 76% of those polled fear they will be the victim of a violent crime.
— New York Post (@nypost) June 7, 2022