- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 18, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) - A new poll says New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s approval rating has fallen over the last two months.

A Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday says that 45 percent of New Yorkers approve of the job de Blasio is doing.

Thirty-four percent disapprove.

The new poll has a margin of error of 2.8 percentage points.

De Blasio’s rating is down from Quinnipiac’s last poll, which was released January 16. In that poll, 53 percent approved of the job he was doing and only 13 did not.

De Blasio has weathered a series of missteps, from his handling of a pair of snowstorms to the call he made to the NYPD on behalf of a political ally.

He has also been battling Albany for funding for his universal pre-kindergarten proposal.