De Blasio blames news headlines for plummeting approval ratings

De Blasio’s slipping ratings? Not due to the fact his Commission on Human Rights will fine a business up to $250,000 if they don’t use a correct gender pronoun.

Not due to the fact that he blamed rising crime on the leap year.

Not due to the fact that he is refusing to deport illegal alien criminals.

Not due to the fact that he re-appointed a judge who went soft on cop-hating thugs.

Not due to the fact that he blamed Bloomberg for the growing homeless problem.

Nope. Apparently the slip in his approval rating is due to newspaper headlines.

Mayor Bill de Blasio (RIGHT) is joined by his wife Chirlane McCray at a Halloween celebration at Gracie Mansion. Photo credit Robert Mecea

Mayor Bill de Blasio (RIGHT) is joined by his wife Chirlane McCray at a Halloween celebration at Gracie Mansion. Photo credit Robert Mecea

Via NY Post: Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday blamed his plummeting approval ratings on “relentless negative headlines” — not the seven corruption and fundraising scandals swirling around his administration.

“I think it is telling that those numbers were very, very strong for two full years, and then there’s relentless negative headlines,” de Blasio said in an interview with WNYC radio, referring to his latest Quinnipiac University poll that shows only 43 percent of voters believe he is honest and trustworthy.

That’s down from the 60 percent in the same poll in January.

“Of course people are going to be influenced by them [negative headlines] in the short term,” de Blasio added. “I’ve told you, when everything comes to light, we have done everything appropriately, legally,” he continued.

“And then I think the public will look at that and in fact say — OK, there were a lot of allegations thrown at this guy, but in the end there was nothing there.”

Last week, de Blasio drew scorn by announcing that the emails and other communications between himself and five “advisers” would be shielded from public scrutiny — even though the advisers represent clients seeking favors from the city.

In past months, de Blasio and his administration have been revealed as the subject of multiple state and federal investigations. Those include an FBI probe into allegations of favors-for-gifts corruption in the NYPD, federal and state probe into favors-for-campaign donations allegations involving the mayor’s attempt to aid upstate Democratic races in 2014, and a federal probe into allegations that the mayor benefited from straw-donor donations in 2013.

DCG

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10 responses to “De Blasio blames news headlines for plummeting approval ratings

  1. kennetha98@comcast.net

    a picture is worth a thousand words!!

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  2. DCG . . . Excellent post!

    All I can say is . . . . . . “Go state and federal investigators, leave no stone uncovered!” The chickens are finally coming home to roost. This joker thinks he is above the law, just the same as many before him. I hope that the voters are now of a mind-set to dump this looser.

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  3. This truly shows how ignorant he is of his situation,how OUT OF TOUCH with reality he is. His saying he’s not popular because of some HEADLINES is like saying I don’t like Obama because he’s Black-That’s the LAST think I’d complain about. It doesn’t matter if he’s Black,White,Red,Yellow or CLEAR-I don’t like him because he and his entourage lied,misled and cheated his way into an administration he had NO Constitutional or legal right to,and he hates America so much he’s spent TWO terms doing his best to destroy it.

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  4. Of course he isn’t man enough to admit his ratings have fallen because of his inept leadership.
    His attacks on the NYPD didn’t help him. His support of the lgbt was another strike. He is picking poor battles, while ignoring the needs of the city.

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  5. No, De Blasio, it’s you…

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  6. Because of campaign fund-raising irregularities or violations of law, however “technical.” deBlasio is likely to be indicted. Not to worry: He very well may get re-elected. But not by me!

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  7. I blame comrade deBlasio.

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  8. Pingback: De Blasio blames news headlines for plummeting approval ratings — Fellowship of the Minds | kommonsentsjane

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