Not good numbers in Q poll out today:
44% approval, 44% disapproval for de Blasio.
47%-44% say De Blasio should NOT be re-elected mayor.
Make no mistake, the NY Post's anti-de Blasio campaign is helping to do some real damage to him, as are some of the errors in judgment he has shown (the Uber fight, for example.)
Two years out before the next election, but if these numbers stay like this, you can be certain a pro-Eva Moskowitz challenger will jump into the race to challenge de Blasio, probably somebody of color to take away the strongest support de Blasio has - with black voters.
You see names like Hakeem Jeffries and Harold Ford Jr. bandied about.
Ford is a Beltway carpetbagger who famously said he's never been to Staten Island but he flew over it in a helicopter, so I'm skeptical about Ford's chances to win anything in NYC other than a slot on Morning Joe.
But maybe Jeffries or some other candidate of color could.
De Blasio's far from perfect as a mayor and a steward of the NYC school system, but the forces that are marshaling against him these days are looking to bring back the Bloomberg Years with a candidate who will have the backing of the NYC oligarchy.
You can bet Eva's licking her lips at the thought of that.
As a side note, Cuomo has higher approval than de Blasio in NYC in this Q poll.
Maybe de Blasio should stop jetting around spreading the Gospel of Progressivism and, you know, govern NYC?