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Poll Shows New York City Residents Think Christie Did Best with Superstorm Sandy

by Associated Press
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Governor Christie Speaking.

flickr, Bob Jagendorf

New Yorkers also say Mayor Bloomberg and Governor Cuomo did a good job.

A new poll shows New Yorkers believe New Jersey Governor Chris Christie handled Sandy best, followed by President Obama.

The Quinnipiac University Poll surveyed 1,165 New Yorkers about the aftermath of the superstorm that swamped lower Manhattan and devastated coastlines in New Jersey and New York.
 
Most voters said that Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Michael Bloomberg did an "excellent" job, but they ranked lower on the list. Bloomberg's handling of the storm lifted his overall approval rating to his highest grades in more than two years, according to the poll.
 
New Yorkers were also pleased with the performance by first responders, but not utilities: 58 percent said the response was "not so good" or "poor."
 
The survey has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.9 percentage points.

 

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