the Marist College survey found that 61 percent of respondents approved of Adams’ performance, while 24 percent disapproved and the rest were undecided.
Similarly, 62 percent of residents have a positive opinion of Adams, a popularity that cuts across all major ethnic and geographic groups across the city, according to the poll conducted between March 1 and 8.
“Mayor Adams has broad appeal at this early point in his tenure,” said Lee Miringoff, director of the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion.
“Not how his predecessor [Bill de Blasio]Adams does not come across as a polarizing figure to most city dwellers.”
Two and a half months into his tenure, Adams receives more positive than negative marks for his handling of key issues – including crime (53 percent positive, 35 percent unfavorable), the coronavirus pandemic (64 percent positive, 27 negative), public schools (55 percent positive, 29 negative), and police-community relations (61 percent positive, 27 percent negative).
But it wasn’t all roses.
Only 38 percent of residents rated him as a good or excellent mayor, 37 percent as fair, and 14 percent as bad.
In a minor contradiction, people who see him as “fair” approve of his work as mayor by a margin of more than 2 to 1.
Adams’ rating among registered voters is comparable to former Mayor Bill de Blasio’s first score (39 percent) after taking office. However, he tops the ratings of previous mayors — Michael Bloomberg (50 percent), Rudy Giuliani (51 percent), and David Dinkins (56 percent) — early in their tenure.
Still, 72 percent of city dwellers say Adams understands the issues New York City faces, 66 percent think he cares about people, and a similar 64 percent say he is a good leader for New York City .
A majority — 55 percent — Adams makes New York City a safer place to live despite everything actual rise in crime.
Despite mostly good grades, only 47 percent of city dwellers believe he’s changing the Big Apple for the better. Eight percent say he’s changing it for the worse, while 34 percent think he’s not impacting the city.
Adams fares better than de Blasio on the issue of change in New York City shortly after taking office in 2014. 43 percent of registered voters said he had a positive effect, while 20 percent said he had a negative impact the city had and 25 percent thought it made no difference.
About half of those surveyed – 49 percent – said the city was moving in the right direction, while 43 percent said it was moving in the wrong direction.
On other issues, 79 percent of residents were optimistic that the city weathered the coronavirus pandemic.
This survey of 891 adults was conducted March 1-8 and has an error rate of plus or minus 4.1 percentage points.
https://nypost.com/2022/03/14/61-of-new-yorkers-approve-of-mayor-adams-performancethe-marist-college-poll-found-61-percent-of-respondents-approved-of-adams-performance-while-24-percent-disapproved-with-the-remainder-undecided/ Mayor Eric Adams gets good grades from 61% of New Yorkers, according to polls