The anti-crime rhetoric of Mayor Eric Adams is not up to the mark for most New Yorkers who think that the Mayor is not handling the uptick in crime well enough.
According to the latest Quinnipiac survey, most NYC voters are unhappy with Adams’ handling of crime. 54% of respondents disapproved, while only 37% approve. That’s a steep drop from February when 35% of voters were dissatisfied and 49% approved.
Meanwhile, the mayor’s overall job approval numbers also fell, with 43% of voters approving and 37% disapproving, as opposed to February, when 46% approved while only 27% disapproved. Only 43% of voters are confident that Adams will reduce gun violence.
The survey also found that crime is the top concern of 49% of voters. A whopping 56% of respondents disapproved of Adams’ handling of the homeless problem while only 41% approved.
The responses from New Yorkers have come on the heels of a surge in almost all sorts of crimes in New York these past few months. As it stands, although gun violence was down last month compared to April 2021, major crimes increased 34.2% overall last month compared to the previous year, caused by a rise in felony assaults, robberies, burglaries, and thefts.