NEW YORK (Reuters) – New Yorkers are largely optimistic about the city’s future as Bill de Blasio prepares to be sworn in as the next mayor on January 1, according to a poll released on Monday.
De Blasio, who will take over from Mayor Michael Bloomberg and will be the first Democrat to lead the city in two decades, won a resounding victory in November after campaigning to confront economic inequality, improve police and community relations and expand access to city services like pre-kindergarten.
Two-thirds of city voters say they are hopeful about de Blasio, while nearly six in 10 voters think he will change New York for the better, the poll by the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion showed.
“Coming off a huge election victory, expectations are sky high for what Bill de Blasio will do for the city as mayor,” Lee Miringoff, the poll’s director, said.
New Yorkers who commonly pride themselves on their big-city sophistication, demonstrate once again just what monumental rubes and chumps they really are. They swallow Hillary, Spitzer, Obama, and now DiBlasio, and will be just as amazed as always when DiBlasio turns out to be an even bigger disaster than Obama.
But, you know, lefties are easy to bamboozle. Otherwise, they wouldn’t be lefties.