Snow Response Batters NYC Mayor's Approval

NEW YORK -- A new poll finds New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's approval rating has plummeted to a near-historic low following his administration's chaotic response to a post-Christmas snowstorm.

The Marist College/NY1 poll of registered voters was released Thursday. It found that 37 percent said he is doing a good or excellent job, and 60 percent rate it as fair or poor.

That's a major dip from October, when 50 percent rated him as good or excellent, and 45 as fair or poor.

When asked specifically about how he handled the snow cleanup, 71 percent disapproved and 21 percent approved.

The poll questioned 439 registered voters on Wednesday. It has a plus or minus 5 percentage point margin of error.