NEW YORK— A new poll says New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's popularity has hit a new low.
A Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday found that 44 percent of registered city voters approved of de Blasio's job performance.
That's the same approval rating he had in May. But a greater percentage of respondents now disapprove: 44 percent, compared to 40 percent in May. So his net approval rating is lower.
Moreover, New Yorkers believe by a margin of 47 percent to 41 percent that de Blasio doesn't deserve re-election in 2017.
Mayoral aides are downplaying the poll. They note that de Blasio was recently targeted in a multi-million TV ad campaign funded by the ride-sharing service Uber.
The poll surveyed 1,108 voters. Its margin of error is 2.9 percentage points.