New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has aligned himself with far left causes, including movements like Black Lives Matter, which have called police murderers, so it’s hardly surprising that many police feel like he doesn’t have their back. A recent survey suggests most members of the NYPD actually hate the mayor.
The New York Post reports:
Nearly every NYPD cop hates Mayor de Blasio
The vast majority of NYPD cops hate Mayor de Blasio, according to a police-union survey.
An overwhelming 96 percent of the 6,000 cops who responded to the poll have unfavorable opinions of Hizzoner, with 88 percent holding “very unfavorable” opinions of him, the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association survey found.
As for specific complaints against the mayor, 97 percent said de Blasio has created an environment where criminals feel emboldened, while 95 percent said he has established an environment that is combative to police.
When asked what they liked “most” about de Blasio, 66 percent responded, “nothing.”
Eight-five percent of cops gave City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito an unfavorable rating, and 96 percent are dissatisfied with the City Council in general.
This is going to be a big problem for the mayor if he decides to run for president in 2020 as many have speculated.
Same goes for other Democrats who share his views.