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11/24/2010 08:57 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Mayor Bloomberg Approval Rating Hits Five Year Low

A new Quinnipiac poll shows Mayor Bloomberg at a five-year low.

Only 55% of New Yorkers approve of how Bloomberg is handling the job, most likely a reaction to the nomination of Cathie Black, an inexperienced media executive, as the city's schools chancellor.

Forty eight percent of those polled feel the mayor is mishandling the public school system, while 64% believe an educational background is necessary to be chancellor of the city's public schools.

But the real litmus test for the public is whether or not one would sit down with the mayor for thanksgiving. A majority of the New Yorkers wouldn't cut the turkey with Bloomberg, with 42% saying the would invite him. These turkey numbers are consistent with the number in Quinnipiac's last poll five years ago.