Hoo boy: Bill de Blasio’s favorable rating lower than Trump’s — in New York State

Published: 6/10/2019 5:31:29 PM

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The DNC should have used this as a benchmark for qualifying for debates. You need to score one percent in a certain number of polls and have a certain number of donors and somehow not be less popular in your indigo home state than a president who’s less well-liked within the Democratic Party than cancer.

At a minimum, this should be the first thing de Blasio’s asked about at the first debate.

It’s almost an achievement.

Trump notches a 34/63 favorable rating in NYS, a lower net score than the mayor’s but only by a few points. Among voters in the city de Blasio governs and where the president used to live, Trump’s favorable rating is a mere 10 points lower. His ratings statewide are higher than de Blasio’s among Catholics, Protestants, and Jews, with the last of those three splitting 44/48 for POTUS versus 31/64 for Blas. De Blasio does lead Trump head-to-head in a hypothetical presidential match-up — this is, as I say, an indigo state — but he falls short of 50 percent at 48/36. Not many Dems running this year could put New York in play in 2020 but damned if this guy hasn’t done it.

Most ignominiously, when New Yorkers are offered a binary choice between the mayor and other most lackluster Democrat in the presidential race, it’s no contest: Kirsten Gillibrand 56, de Blasio 25.

Imagine getting run off the field by Kirsten Gillibrand.

Speaking of which, this same poll has Chuck Schumer at a healthy 68/26 favorable rating among Democrats but Gillibrand at just 55/22. Why does that matter? Well, ambitious young New York progressives are watching and waiting for an opening

Top Democrats tell “Axios on HBO” they expect Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez may eventually primary one of the two New York senators — Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer in 2022, or Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand in 2024…

Corbin Trent, Ocasio-Cortez’s communications director, said that when she thinks down the road, she thinks in terms of transitioning Democrats to a party that’s unified around progressive policies.

As to eventually challenging one of the New York senators, Trent said: “Having worked on her campaign, I don’t think we’re going to be moving to a different role any time soon.”

Siena didn’t include her in this poll but when they looked at her support statewide in March she pulled

CNN's Ana Cabrera to Democrat presidential candidate Bill de Blasio: “How do you process this information that not one single Iowa voter named you as a first or second choice in this new polling?”

De Blasio responds: “Ana, it’s a poll of 600 Iowans…” pic.twitter.com/n7QtR1g6WR

— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) June 10, 2019

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