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Poll: NYC voters don’t want fourth term for mayor

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks during a

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks during a news conference oulining the city's preliminary 2010-2011 fiscal budget at City Hall. (Jan. 28, 2010) Photo Credit: Chad Rachman

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg may have won a third term, but a poll finds voters don’t want him around for a fourth.

The Quinnipiac University survey finds 58 percent of respondents saying they would not vote for him if he ran again, while 22 percent would.

The billionaire mayor was barred from running for a third term until he persuaded the City Council to change term-limits law. He won last year by fewer than five points — a smaller margin than expected.

The poll released Tuesday wasn’t all bad news for Bloomberg. His approval rating remains at 61 percent, unchanged from a poll in February.

Quinnipiac surveyed 819 New York City registered voters from March 15 to Sunday. The poll had a plus or minus 3.4 percentage point margin of error.


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