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“Our country is in a war-time scenario but we’re getting a Mar-a-Lago attitude from the federal government. We need testing, ventilators, surgical masks and we needed them weeks ago, when Trump was still calling this pandemic a hoax ….”
— New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, on Twitter.
The latest Siena poll finds New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio earned 0% support for president in New York City, The Week reports. He also did not crack 1% support across New York state in the poll.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio “spent a mere seven hours — less than one full workday — at City Hall during the month he launched his bid for the White House,” records reviewed by the New York Post show. “Hizzoner showed up at his office on just six occasions in May, taking part in two meetings, four events and five phone calls, one of which was his weekly appearance on WNYC radio, according to entries on his official calendar.”
Of white New Yorkers approve of the Democratic mayor’s performance, and 59% now disapprove, up sharply from the start of his term, a new New York Times/Siena College poll finds. “Nearly half say that the city is a worse place to live under his watch — only 9% say it is better — and 51% say New York is now less safe, even as crime statistics reach historic lows.”
You rise above it publicly, but quietly, underneath, cut somebody’s legs off.
— Former New York Gov. George Pataki (R), in an interview on MSNBC, on how he would handle the public feud between New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) and New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio (D).
Of New York City voters report things are going in the wrong direction, and 45% say they are moving in the right one, a new Marist poll finds. “To compound New Yorkers’ downbeat attitude about the city, fewer than one in five residents, 17%, believes the overall quality of life in the city has improved over the last year. A majority, 56%, reports it has either gotten worse, 33%, or has remained the same which, in their view, is a bad thing, 23%.”
The mayor is not in any way to be treated with people turning their backs. It doesn’t matter whether you like the mayor or you don’t like the mayor, you have to respect the mayor’s position.
— Rudy Giuliani, quoted by Newsday, after New York City police turned their backs to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) speaking at a police officer’s funeral.
But obviously I know how Peyton Manning feels at this point.
— New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D), quoted by Politicker, on dropping his city’s Groundhog Day groundhog yesterday.