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A positive Philadelphia poll for Eric Adams 2023
May 18, 2023
According to a Siena College poll released on Tuesday, the current favorability rating of New York City Mayor Eric Adams is +14. 49% have a favorable opinion of him, 35% have an unfavorable opinion, and 16% are unsure.
In January, Quinnipiac University discovered an unfavorable 6-point approval rating. This is a vast improvement. The questions were phrased differently, favorability polling is typically higher than job approval for executives, and the Siena poll was conducted statewide; therefore, the New York City resident subcategory is likely to have a larger margin of error.
Evan Thies, Adams’ political adviser, issued a rare press release extolling the mayor’s favorable ratings among Black, Latino, and lower-income voters across the state despite the aforementioned caveats.
Sure, he’s 5 points underwater statewide, but he’s not running for governor – yet – and this is excellent news for Team Adams after a somewhat humiliating “let’s see other people” from Team Biden and a nearly $20,000 fine for Adams’ unorganized transition committee.
New York City’s mayor has done well.
Another political high point for Adams? Cherelle Parker, a Black establishment favorite who also refers to herself in the third person, won the Democratic mayoral primary in Philadelphia on Tuesday, putting an end to a progressive mini-wave in a large city that Adams claimed had no significance for him. Adams’ reelection in 2025 is two years away, but liberals are already discussing potential candidates.
Parker’s win? “Another instance of working people uniting behind a candidate who prioritizes the pragmatic over the political,” Thies told City & State in a text message. Include a focus on the issues that matter most to working people: public safety, the economy, and housing.