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Q Poll: Bloomberg Sinks To New Low

Today’s Q poll finds Mayor Bloomberg’s approval rating has sunk to its lowest point in eight years with voters disapproving of the job he’s doing, 51-39. That’s not far off from his last low point of 51-37 percent disapproval in late November 2003.

Only Bloomberg’s fellow Manhattanites approve of his performance, 55-34. Adding insult to injury for the mayor, all the other citywide elected officials – and likely 2013 mayoral contenders – have scored their highest approval ratings ever. They are as follows:

- 44-16 for Public Advocate Bill de Blasio.

- 54-16 for Comptroller John Liu.

- 55-25 for Council Speaker Christine Quinn.

“Is it the snow, the third-term blahs, the weekends away, the presidential chatter? Whatever the explanation, Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s once-upon-a-time stretch of 70-plus job approval numbers has gone south,” said Q pollster Mickey Carroll.

Meanwhile, NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly, who just this week brushed off talk of him moving on to become director of the FBI, has a 67-20 approval rating. Bloomberg’s hand-picked NYC schools chancellor, Cathie Black, is still struggling to improve her standing with city residents. Most disapprove of her performance, 17-49, with 34 percent undecided.

Bloomberg can take solace in the fact that even if New Yorkers don’t like the way he’s handling himself on the job, they do believe he’s entitled to some privacy. A whopping 72 percent say it’s no one’s business where the mayor spends his weekends or vacations. This is down slightly from the 80 percent who said as much in a February Q poll.

The media should not follow the mayor and report on his time-off activity, most voters say (79-17). But when Bloomberg leaves the city, 84 percent believe he should have to say who he’s leaving in charge.

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More For Moya

On the heels of yesterday’s news that expelled ex-Sen. Hiram Monserrate is circulating petitions to run against him, Queens Assembly hopeful Francisco Moya announced today he has landed the support of three Democratic elected officials expected to run for mayor in 2013.

NYC Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, former city Comptroller Bill Thompson and Manhattan BP Scott Stringer endorsed Moya, leading his campaign to declare that he has “Moya-mentum.”

Here’s what the trio had to say about their preferred candidate, as per the Moya campaign….

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