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Poll shows Bloomberg's approval rating slips

A new poll finds Mayor Michael Bloomberg's approval ratings have slipped slightly.

The Quinnipiac University survey released Wednesday found 61 percent of New York City voters approve of the job Bloomberg is doing, The Associated Press reported.

While that's still a high approval rating, it's his lowest in five years.

It's down from 67 percent in September, and his lowest since a 60 percent rating in 2005.

Quinnipiac says many Americans are unhappy with incumbents as the economy continues to limp along.

Bloomberg was re-elected to a third term last year by less than 5 points. That was a much narrower margin than predicted.

Quinnipiac surveyed 1,195 New York City registered voters.

The margin of error is plus-or-minus 2.8 percentage points.

- AP

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