New York City Mayor Eric Adams' approval rating has fallen to an all-time low, according to a new poll.
Adams has faced a barrage of negative news amid a federal campaign finance push research in his 2021 mayoral campaign and sexual assault claim against him, as well as critic of his handling of the influx of illegal alien migrants into New York City from other states, which has strained the city's resources. Adams approval rating he fell at 28%, the lowest rate since Quinnipiac University began surveying in 1996.
“There's no good news for Mayor Adams in this poll. Not only are voters giving him poor marks for the job he's doing at City Hall, but their opinions of his character have clouded.” Mary Snow, associate director of polling at Quinnipiac University, wrote in a statement accompanying the poll's announcement. “As the city faces widespread budget cuts while grappling with a migrant crisis, headlines about a federal investigation into the mayor's 2021 campaign and a sexual assault allegation against him from 30 years are taking their toll.”
Mayor Eric Adams says illegal immigration will destroy not only New York City but every neighborhood in America. I WILL SEE pic.twitter.com/5JXSpU8EVj
— Simon Ateba (@simonstheba) September 7, 2023
Adams' approval ratings were below 50% on all demographics and issues surveyed. Among Democrats, his approval rating fell to 35%, with 49% disapproving of his performance.
Adams' worst ratings on issues were the city budget and homelessness, where only 22% of voters approved of his performance. The poll also revealed that 62% of voters agreed with Adams. statement in September that the influx of migrants could “destroy” New York City.
As for his character, only 32 percent believed Adams was “honest and trustworthy,” while 54 percent disagreed, the poll found.
The New York City official with the highest approval ratings was Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, a left-wing politician who he ran for governor in 2022, with 43% approval, according to the poll.
Adams' low approval rating breaks the record set by former Mayor Michael Bloomberg, whose rating in 2003 was 31 percent, according to the poll's announcement. Bloomberg continued to win re-elected twice, in 2005 and 2009.
Former Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York, who resigned in disgrace in 2021 amid subsequent sexual harassment allegations. dismissedis as reported consider running for mayor in 2025 if Adams leaves office before his term expires.
The poll was conducted among 1,297 self-identified registered voters in New York City between November 30 and December 4. It has a margin of error of +/- 2.7 percentage points.
A spokesman for Adams did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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