Support for NYC Mayor De Blasio Shows Stark Racial Divide, Poll Finds

Harry Bruinius, Christian Science Monitor, November 19, 2014

It’s been a tumultuous week for New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, the liberal firebrand who swept into office this year with the promise to show what an über-progressive chief executive could do once in charge.

Under the glare of the nation’s largest city–and media grand central–Mayor de Blasio’s ambitions included reforming a police department known for its effective if controversially aggressive street tactics, as well as addressing the city’s growing economic divides.

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But while a new poll this week shows the mayor’s still-strong overall support holding steady, it also revealed that support from whites have waned, even as support from blacks and Latinos continues to grow.

Over 70 percent of black voters approve of the job de Blasio is doing–up from 65 percent three months ago, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday. The mayor’s Latino support remained steady with a 56 percent approving of his job, one point higher than its poll in August.

De Blasio’s support among whites, however, has slipped to 34 percent, while half of those polled disapproved of his performance. In August, 41 percent of whites had approved the job the mayor was doing, and 42 percent disapproved.

“It’s a tale of two cities under New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio,” said Maurice Carroll, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University poll, in a statement Tuesday. “Black voters think the mayor is terrific. White voters don’t approve. And the racial gap gets wider every time we ask.”

And this week, the de Blasio administration has seen this racial dynamic play out in especially acrimonious terms–even as the NYPD on Monday released crime figures that should have been a triumph for the mayor, showing that overall crime in the city has fallen to its lowest point in 20 years–and the lowest since the NYPD began using its vaunted CompStat tracking system.

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Yet instead of ballyhooing these essential statistics this week, the mayor was bitterly denouncing the forced leave of absence taken by one of his closest and most trusted aides, and accusing the city’s tabloids of “character assassination” and “McCarthyism.”

Rachel Noerdlinger, the black chief of staff for the mayor’s politically-active wife, who is also black, announced she would leave the administration after her 17-year-old son was busted for trespassing in an uptown apartment building as he loitered in a lobby with friends.

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  • Oil Can Harry

    Mayor Bill de Bozo, Al Sharpton’s preposterous puppet.

  • All I can say:

    Don’t blame me, I would have voted for Joe Lhota.

    Rachel Noerdlinger, the black chief of staff for the mayor’s politically-active wife, who is also black, announced she would leave the administration after her 17-year-old son was busted for trespassing in an uptown apartment building as he loitered in a lobby with friends.

    BTW, without it actually being an issue or someone pressing the matter, Al Sharpton has denied that he’s the father of the aforementioned great disabled high school football linebacker. We do know that Rachel Noerdlinger was once Al Sharpton’s chief spokesperson, she jumped from that job to being the chief of staff for the First Lady of New York City, (and btw, why does the wife of a mayor have a staff such that she needs a chief of staff?)

    • GeneticsareDestiny

      “why does the wife of a mayor have a staff such that she needs a chief of staff?”

      Because she’s black and denying her these things would be racis’!

      But seriously, it’s because liberals have no concept of how to responsibly handle public funds. Conservatives aren’t great at it either, but liberalism (and especially communism, which is relevant since the mayor and his wife are actual communists) seems to have a unique tendency towards encouraging the most profligate, unnecessary spending among its adherents who have access to the public trough.

  • superlloyd

    Rachel Noerdlinger, the black chief of staff for the mayor’s politically-active wife, who is also black, announced she would leave the administration after her 17-year-old son was busted for trespassing in an uptown apartment building as he loitered in a lobby with friends.

    Blacks want to live in a world with no legal codes so they can run wild like savages in the jungle.

    • jaye ellis

      I noticed this case.

      Black Lib Dem urban, national politics is increasingly like Black African politics. Elected officials make their entire families, their wives and young mistresses on the heavy take.

      Why does New York City’s wife to the mayor have a $100,000 a year paid by the tax payers “chief of staff”? How many paid staff members does she have?

      The soon to be bitch woman dictator of Zimbabwe does similar stunts – just grabs farms and diamond mines. How does she get there? She’s a youngish GF wife of the 90 year old plus Black male dictator Robert Mugabe.

  • LHathaway

    So, a 17 year old black kid gets arrested for loitering (not for killing someone but for doing literally nothing), and this causes the kids mom to resign from her big city job in embarrassment? New York City has turned into the twilight zone.

    This is also the first time I found it odd when reading, “And the racial gap gets wider every time we ask”. Reading “Over 70 percent of black voters approve of the job de Blasio is doing” was priceless.

    Black women certainly are able to color the news when they are a part of it. I still remember Condolezza Rice saying, “Your missiles will have no effect on us “. I’m not sure it was only the beer I had drank that day.

    • Of course black voters love him. Black women, especially, because black women love white men who are in relationships with black women, it gives them sort of a sense of validation. This is why black women love that show Scandal, which has as part of its schtick a white man married to a white woman having an affair with a black woman.

      The other big scandals with Rachel Noerdlinger and her son Khari are that she, as a NYC public employee, is required to live in NYC. But she somehow got a waiver from that, on the pretense that she had to care for her “disabled” son, that being Khari. But while he was supposed to be disabled, he was playing HS football. Probably what she wanted was to live in a good New Jersey school district. On top of that, she was found to be dating a thirty-something black ex-con who when he was 15 years old murdered someone over a fashionable coat.

      I know, you need a scorecard to keep up.

      • Henry Higgins

        Where does she live?

        • Edgewater, New Jersey, which, true to its name, is directly on the west bank of the Hudson River across the drink from Harlem.

      • pcmustgo

        Yes, Black women I knew mostly were dating white men and would feel the need to make bizarre, random and aggressive statements about how their white men “prefer black women” and “some white women would never believe a white man would RATHER be with a black woman”, etc. Awful. White women are sluts, sexually deviant sex tourists, etc. Everything is competition and revenge with them

        • proud white

          I actually went to school with a bunch of blacks. I can honestly say black women are the most racist people are the planet. They hate white guys I can tell you that right now. Black men hate whites too but they are always after the white women so it isn’t as bad as the black women. I am shocked that I made it through school without being kicked out because some of those girls really pissed me off

      • proud white

        good point. I am from NYC and the daily news put in the paper for 2 weeks straight that she is living with a convicted criminal who hates cops. That is the main issue. She also failed to disclose it on the application form when she applied to the job as secretary to de blasio’s wife. The police union of new York hates de blasio with a passion. de blasio has also made sure that the number 2 cop was a black guy which people are upset about. There was actually another article in the daily news about here today and her choice of men.

    • GeneticsareDestiny

      70 percent actually sounds kind of low, considering that most blacks don’t consider policy decisions when evaluating whether they like how a public official is doing. I couldn’t find any super recent polls on blacks’ opinions on Obama, but the most recent ones I could find (from earlier this year) had it pegged at 86% in May and 83% in July. (Google “black approval rate obama” to find them.)

      I wonder why they’re not approving of de Blasio at the same rates? A few guesses of mine:

      1. He’s not black. (His wife and children being black helps, but it is not the same as him being black.)
      2. Black men feel that he stole one of their women, so they don’t approve of him as much as Obama (who is allowed to marry a black woman, since he is black).
      3. Perhaps they feel de Blasio hasn’t helped them as much as he promised to? Though I’m less sure on this one, considering that the same criticism could easily be leveled at Obama.

    • jaye ellis

      No, the main issue was that the chief of staff to the Mayor’s wife is highly paid and she neglected to say she was living with a convicted felon, drug dealer, manslaughter who tweets about how much he hates the police.

  • none of your business

    Most of the Whites in New York are either gay or hard core anti White Jewish liberals.

    • WR_the_realist

      No, having worked there I’m pretty sure the straight, non-Jewish whites outnumber your group. But 90% of them are liberals. I think you could be arrested for openly being a conservative in New York City.

      • Henry Higgins

        none of your business is right.

      • pcmustgo

        Plenty of realists and conservatives among the white working class in the outer boros- brooklyn, queens, staten island.

        • proud white

          The Bronx is the worst, all Hispanics and a wasteland of HIV and Hepatitis. all democrats of course

          • saxonsun

            I loathe the Bronx–what a hellhole. We had to go there some time back and a few male blacks threw something at our car. Typical. It used to be a good place to live back in the day–now the blacks and browns have destroyed it.

    • jaye ellis

      Nah, that’s a widely held misbelief.

      Whites who live in Staton Island are some of the most race realist Whites in North America.

      Religious Jews in New York are not racial liberals, especially in neighborhood racial crime issues, politics. Most, think Palestinian Muslims are safer to get along with than lower class NYC Blacks.

  • JohnEngelman

    the NYPD on Monday released crime figures that should have been a triumph for the mayor, showing that overall crime in the city has fallen to its lowest point in 20 years–and the lowest since the NYPD began using its vaunted CompStat tracking system.

    – Harry Bruinius, Christian Science Monitor, November 19, 2014

    If the crime rate keeps going down, Bill de Blasio is doing a good job as far as I am concerned.

    • IstvanIN

      Unless they are cooking the books…….

      • JohnEngelman

        I see no evidence that the compilation of crime data has changed in New York City, or in the United States.

        • IstvanIN

          It is not unusual for crimes to be down graded or even “lost” in America’s large cities.

          • silviosilver

            Crime survey data shows the same trends downwards. Maybe just accept it, Istvan?

      • George Costanza

        Engelman maybe correct, however gun crime is still up

        “There have been 1,207 shooting victims this year as of Nov. 9. For the
        same time period in 2013, there were 1,135 shooting victims. That’s a
        6.3% increase, when earlier in the year it had been as high as 13%.”

        And during the winter months crime drops in nyc, lets just wait until the thugs come out of hibernation..

        • proud white

          yup cant stop and frisk as much now. too racist says de blasio

        • silviosilver

          Get real. Overall, the trend is massively down.

          • George Costanza

            Not unless the data is manipulated, than it isn’t a source of relief, besides Gun crime is still UP! and has increased! that’s my point and I’m sticking to it!

          • silviosilver

            The decline story is mirrored in victims of crime surveys, in which there is much less incentive or opportunity to manipulate figures.

            Also, if it’s that easy to manipulate figures to show a decline, why were the figures ever allowed to reflect a drastic increase in the first place? You might say that people would ‘know’ if crime was high but the numbers said it was low, but just how would people actually know? The average person has no way of associating a statistic of, say, 1000 robberies per 100,000 population with what he sees on the streets with his own eyes.

            Generally, people rely on anecdotes and personal experiences, but a moment’s thought should be enough to demonstrate that these could not possibly be any useful guide to building an accurate picture. That’s why even as crime has shrunk to a small fraction of what it was 20 years ago some people still imagine America as being in the midst of a massive crime wave.

            Lastly, even if the story of a massive decline in crime is false the reasons for believing it to be true are superior to the reasons people put forward for believing it to be false.

    • jaye ellis

      Cooking the crime books.

      NYPD under Bratton is still very effective. The Mayor’s bitch Black wife is trying hard to change that, bring back the David Dinkins days.

  • IstvanIN

    I wonder if the disapproval ratings match the percentage of each demographic that are NET tax payers vs tax consumers????

  • George Costanza

    Don’t be fooled .. gun crime is still up in NYC.

    “There have been 1,207 shooting victims this year as of Nov. 9. For the
    same time period in 2013, there were 1,135 shooting victims. That’s a
    6.3% increase, when earlier in the year it had been as high as 13%”

    The thugs are just hibernating..

  • WR_the_realist

    If de Blasio just started executing all the white people, has approval among blacks would be at 90%.

  • dd121

    If true, why did so many whites vote for the guy?

  • MannyR

    Who cares it New York, anyone choosing to live there gets what they ask for. No sympathy for the liberals, especially after tonight.

  • Massif1

    She failed to “disclose” information that would ultimately deny her having access to sensitive information – NYPD operations, budget, ect. Why isn’t she going to jail and paying a fine?

  • jaye ellis

    Nah, New York City, especially now virtually all of Manhattan is way whiter than it was in the 1980s.

  • MekongDelta69

    Leftists are too mentally unbalanced to be allowed to vote – or do anything else for that matter.

  • R L Buds

    “showing that overall crime in the city has fallen to its lowest point in 20 years”

    I guess when you stop investigating crime and prosecuting the offenders it just goes away, right?

  • disqus_irCdmAu8It

    He forgot who is is and where he is from. A man like that is dangerous.