Bloomberg's Approval Rating at 5-Year Low

By Hasani Gittens
|  Wednesday, Feb 17, 2010  |  Updated 1:54 PM EDT
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Bloomberg's Approval Rating at 5-Year Low

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Mayor Bloomberg is happy anyway

Happy Birthday Mayor Bloomberg, here's some shiny new poll numbers.

Sorry they're a little low.

A new poll finds Mayor Michael Bloomberg's approval ratings have slipped slightly.

The Quinnipiac University survey released Wednesday found 61 percent of New York City voters approve of the job Bloomberg is doing. While that's still a high approval rating, it's his lowest in five years.

It's down from 67 percent in September, and his lowest since a 60 percent rating in 2005.

Quinnipiac says many Americans are unhappy with incumbents as the economy continues to limp along.

Bloomberg, who turned 68 on Feb. 14, was re-elected to a third term last year by less than five points. That was a much narrower margin than predicted.

Quinnipiac surveyed 1,195 New York City registered voters. The margin of error is plus or minus 2.8 percentage points.

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