deblasiocuomoNew York City voters give Gov. Andrew Cuomo a higher job approval rating than Mayor Bill de Blasio, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released on Wednesday that also found the first-term mayor may have a difficult path to re-election.

The poll found voters approve of the job Cuomo is doing by a margin of 58 percent to 36 percent, up from a June survey that showed his approval numbers at 52 percent to 29 percent.

The mayor, meanwhile, scores an approval rating of 44 percent, with 44 percent equally disapproving of his job performance.

Democratic Comptroller Scott Stringer, who is believed to be a potential candidate for mayor at some point, has an approval rating of 54 percent, compared to 21 percent who disapprove.

De Blasio, who was first elected in 2013 in a landslide, faces skepticism from voters as to whether he should be re-elected: 47 percent believe he does not, while only 41 percent back the mayor for a second term.

Still, the mayor continues to draw his largest support among black voters, who approve of his job handling 64 percent to 24 percent.

“The election calendar keeps getting shorter,” said Quinnipiac pollster Mickey Carroll. “So even though it’s two years away, Mayor Bill de Blasio has to be concerned that his re-election numbers are narrowly negative.”

A majority of voters in the city — 53 percent — believe de Blasio’s recent focus on national issues have been distracting from him from running the city.

The tough numbers for the mayor come after a legislative session in Albany in which de Blasio’s agenda was stymied on a number of fronts.

The mayor sharply criticized Cuomo in an interview on NY1, knocking the governor for siding with Senate Republicans in the closed-door end-of-session talks at the expense of Assembly Democrats and the city’s agenda.

Voters, too, are split on who to side with in the feud between the mayor and the governor.

Forty-one percent of voters believe Cuomo sought to actively undermine de Blasio’s efforts in Albany, while 39 percent believe the mayor didn’t work hard enough to lobby state government on behalf of the city.

The poll of 1,108 New York City voters was conducted from July 30 to Aug. 4. It has a margin of error of 2.9 percentage points.

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