NYC Mayor's Approval Rating Drops to 28% as Eric Adams Continues Struggles
New York City Democratic Mayor Eric Adams has seen his approval rating drop to 28%, the lowest yet as the city's struggles continue.
The Quinnipiac poll released Wednesday shared the concerning numbers of the Big Apple's residents.
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“There is a real sense of worry and voters are not happy. There’s no good news for Mayor Adams in this poll. Not only are voters giving him poor grades on the job he’s doing at City Hall, their views on his character have dimmed,” said assistant director Mary Snow of the Quinnipiac College Poll, which first started polling New York mayor’s approval in 1996.
“As the city faces across the board budget cuts while dealing with a migrant crisis, headlines about a federal investigation into the mayor’s 2021 campaign and an accusation of sexual assault leveled against him from 30 years ago are taking a toll," she added.
Poll: Eric Adams' job approval rating tumbles to 28 percent https://t.co/6X0M1Y9KjY
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"His tumbling numbers come as federal authorities investigate Adams’ campaign for allegations of colluding with the Turkish government and after he faced a sexual assault allegation from three decades ago. The mayor has denied wrongdoing in both instances," Politico reported.
"Adams’ numbers have been dragged down by two key issues that his critics to his political left have sought to champion: Restoring funding cuts that Adams said are necessary to offset the cost of the migrant crisis and building, preserving, and creating more affordable housing amid a shortage," it continued.
The report also comes as New Yorkers continue to struggle with the influx of more than 100,000 migrants to the city under the Biden administration's border policies.
The situation has also been compounded with increased crime in the city which Adams vowed to address when elected.
Adams now faces a low approval level that could hurt his chances at reelection while facing an investigation.
The combination also comes as Biden faces a tough reelection year that will further trouble Democrats in 2024.