NYC Mayor Adams’ Approval Takes a Hit in Marist Poll, Majority Believe He ‘Did Something Wrong’ with Turkey

November 22, 2023 By admin Off

According to a Maris poll released Tuesday, more than 70% of city residents believe Mayor Adams “did something wrong” in his dealings with Turkey during his 2021 mayoral run. The poll found that 72% of city residents think Adams did something untoward in connection with Turkey, and his job approval rating has dived to 54%, with 37% approving.

In a separate March 2022 poll, 61% of respondents approved of Adams’ performance, while 24% disapproved. The new survey comes as Adams and top administration officials continue to face questions about a federal probe into his campaign and whether donations from the Turkish government came through illegal straw donors.

In response, Adams has set up a legal defense fund, saying it is based on the outpouring of support he’s received since news of the probe became public. He mentioned that his predecessor, former Mayor Bill de Blasio, is still responsible for his own legal costs.

The new polling numbers also don’t bode well for Gov. Hochul, with a majority of residents statewide, including at least four in ten Democrats, not thinking she’s “changing Albany for the better.” The Marist survey found that six out of ten respondents reported that Hochul is doing “only a fair or poor job.”

“Governor Hochul’s standing has deteriorated in the state, Mayor Adams faces a more negative constituency, and Representative Santos has hit rock bottom,” said Lee Miringoff, director of the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion. According to 75% of New Yorkers who responded to the poll, Santos, who is facing expulsion from Congress, should resign from his post.