A new Public Policy Polling survey finds that just 19% of Americans have a favorable opinion of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg while 38% see him unfavorably.
In a hypothetical three way contest with President Obama and Mitt Romney, Bloomberg registers at only 11% with Obama getting 44% and Romney 38%.
I have theorized that Americans wouldn't much like the arrogant and imperious Mayor Moneybags, a "More Money Than God" guy who wants to take away their guns, cars, and transfats and supports both gay marriage and the Islamic center near the WTC.
Turns out I was right.
He is more unpopular than Obama, Romney, Huckabee and even Palin.
The only person in the poll that Americans disliked more than Mayor Moneybags was Newt Gingrich.
I am sure this news will break the hearts of all those Washington Villagers like David Broder who want Bloomberg to ride to the rescue of the country in his trusty SUV, er, on his trusty steed in 2012.
Maybe Bloomberg will run anyway. He does like attention and has $300 million to drop on the race.
But as the PPP people point out, Meg Whitman dropped an awful lot of money in the California governor's race, but all that cash never did change the image people had of her - a rich, spoiled woman who was out-of-touch.
That sounds just like Bloomberg too.