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Even Mayor Bill de Blasio is way ahead of Trump in New York presidential poll


Democratic presidential candidate and New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio speaks at the Iowa Democratic Party's Hall of Fame Dinner on June 9, 2019 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Nearly all of the 23 Democratic candidates running for president were campaigning in Iowa this weekend. President Donald Trump has two events scheduled in the state on Tuesday. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

President Trump is so unpopular among Big Apple voters, he even trails Mayor Bill de Blasio by a 12% margin.

Nearly half of New Yorkers said they support De Blasio, who scored 0% in a recent poll in Iowa, over Trump, who only garnered 36% of voter support, according to a new Siena poll.

Trump does far worse against Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-New York), winning just 34% to her 58% in a hypothetical matchup.

“Blue New York shows no interest in supporting the incumbent Republican president for re-election," said Siena College pollster Steven Greenberg.

Gillibrand, who is lagging herself in the crowded Democratic field of 24 candidates, is favored by Democrats over de Blasio by a wide 56%-to-25% margin statewide and even leads him in the city by almost 2-1.

Just 29% of Empire State voters want to see Trump re-elected, compared to 65% who want to see “someone else" in the White House.

Voters gave Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo a 52% approval rating, up a bit from recent months. At the same time, 58% oppose his announced plans to run for a fourth term in 2022.

The poll also showed most New Yorkers have no problem with pot – but granting driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants is a different story.

It pegged support for legalizing recreational marijuana at 55% compared to 40% who are opposed.

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Just 41% of respondents approve of the proposed measure to allow undocumented immigrants to get driver’s licenses compared to 53% who oppose the idea.

Advocates of the so-called Green Light plan note that support for the driver’s license plan ticked up in recent months as the public learns more about it.

“The more you explain to New Yorkers that restoring the right of undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses is an issue of fairness, economic justice, and road safety, the more people get it,” said Steve Choi, executive director of the New York Immigration Coalition.

New Yorkers by an even wider margin support eliminating religious exemptions for vaccination requirements, with 84% backing eliminating the loophole.