April 7, 2011 - Schools Chancellor Black Had 17 Percent Approval, In March 16 Quinnipiac University Poll; Lowest Ever For Any Citywide Official

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New York City Schools Chancellor Cathleen Black had a negative 17 - 49 percent approval rating in a March 16 Quinnipiac University poll of 1,115 city voters, the lowest approval rating ever for any city-wide official.

Voters with children in public schools gave Chancellor Black a negative 18 - 53 percent approval rating, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll found. Her negative rating ranged from 21 - 37 percent among Manhattan voters to 8 - 56 percent among Staten Island voters.

Quinnipiac University has been measuring approval ratings for city-wide elected officials, schools chancellors and police commissioners for more than 15 years.

From March 8 - 14, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,115 registered voters with a margin of error of +/- 2.9 percentage points. Live interviewers call land lines and cell phones.

The Quinnipiac University Poll, directed by Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D., conducts public opinion surveys in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida, Ohio and the nation as a public service and for research. For more data or RSS feed- http://www.quinnipiac.edu/polling.xml, call (203) 582-5201, or follow us on Twitter.
3. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Cathleen Black is handling her job as New York City Schools Chancellor?
                                                                      Union
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Wht    Blk    Hisp   HsHld
 
Approve              17%    31%    14%    18%    19%    13%    17%    11%
Disapprove           49     32     52     52     42     56     57     61
DK/NA                34     37     33     31     38     32     25     28
 
                     HvKids
                     PubSch Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl  Men    Wom
 
Approve              18%    18%    17%    21%    14%     8%    22%    13%
Disapprove           53     48     52     37     53     56     41     55
DK/NA                29     33     31     41     32     36     37     32