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NYers disappointed with Mayor's job performance, economy: Poll

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Mayor Michael Bloomberg‘s popularity has plunged to its lowest level in six years, with almost 70 percent of New Yorkers convinced the economy is in the dumps, according to a New York Times/CBS News poll released Tuesday.

Just 45 percent of New Yorkers polled over the last week approve of Bloomberg’s job performance — down 9 points since the Times’ last poll in 2010.

The poll also showed 54 percent of New Yorkers think the city has “pretty seriously gotten off on the wrong track.”

Other recent polls have shown that New Yorkers’ view of Bloomberg has actually been improving after the city’s botched response to December’s blizzards and his disastrous hiring of publishing executive Cathie Black as schools chancellor.

A recent Quinnipiac poll found the billionaire mayor's approval rating on the upswing, up to 45 percent in July after falling to 39 percent in March.

“Despite a failing national economy the Mayor's numbers have improved from his post snow lows because he is successfully managing this city by helping to keep crime low, create jobs and improve test scores,” Bloomberg spokesman Stu Loeser said in an email.

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