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A new poll by the Marist College found 61 percent of respondents approved of recently-elected Mayor of NYC Eric Adams’ performance while 24 percent disapproved with the remainder undecided.

With a majority of New Yorkers giving Adams a thumbs-up for his performance till now, 62 percent of residents have a favorable opinion of Adams. What’s more is that this percentage of the population crosses all key ethnic and geographic groups across the city, according to the survey conducted between March 1 and March 8.

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“Mayor Adams has broad appeal at this early point in his administration,” said Lee Miringoff, Director of the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion. “Unlike his predecessor [Bill de Blasio], Adams is not coming across as a polarizing figure to most city residents.”

Two-and-a-half months into his tenure, Adams got more favorable than unfavorable marks for his handling of key issues — including crime (53 percent favorable, 35 percent unfavorable), the coronavirus pandemic (64 percent favorable, 27 unfavorable), public schools (55 percent favorable, 29 unfavorable), and the relationship between police and the community (61 percent favorable, 27 percent unfavorable).

But the poll also indicated that only 38 percent of residents rated him as a good or excellent mayor, 37 percent as fair, and 14 percent poor. 55 percent of New Yorkers also claimed Adams is making New York City a safer place to live despite the actual surge in crime. Meanwhile, 47 percent of city residents think he is changing the Big Apple for the better. Eight percent say he is changing it for the worse while 34 percent think he is not having any impact on the city.

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