Poll: Bloomberg Regains Ground With Voters, Weiner Still Ahead of Thompson

Michael Bloomberg’s job approval rating is up seven percent, according to a Marist poll released this morning.

Bloomberg’s job approval is now at 59 percent, up from 52 percent in February, which was down from the 59 percent approval rating he had in a November Marist poll. 

Thirty-nine percent of voters say his work is “fair or poor.”

There is no difference, statistically, between Democrats and Republicans when it comes to Bloomberg’s approval—58 and 57 percent, respectively, say he’s doing a good job.

Sixty-eight percent of unenrolled voters say the same.

Notably, in a hypothetical Democratic primary, Anthony Weiner beats Bill Thompson 34-29 percent. (Tony Avella has eight percent.)

In a hypothetical general election, Bloomberg still crushes any Democratic opponent, but Weiner performs slightly better.

The poll says if the election were held today, Bloomberg would defeat Weiner 50-36 percent, with 14 percent undecided. Against Bill Thompson, Bloomberg would win 51-33 percent, with 16 percent undecided.

One other statistic worth noting: 52 percent of African-Americans say Bloomberg’s job approval rating is “excellent” or “good,” while 48 percent rate it as “fair,” “poor” or “unsure.”