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View Poll Results: Most Incompetent Mayors of the last 100 years?
Bill de Blasio (2014-) 40 47.06%
Michael Bloomberg (2002-2013) 5 5.88%
Rudy Giuliani (1994-2001) 6 7.06%
David Dinkins (1990-1993) 24 28.24%
Ed Koch (1978-1989) 6 7.06%
Abraham Beame (1974-1977) 11 12.94%
John Lindsay (1966-1973) 13 15.29%
Robert F. Wagner, Jr. (1954-1965) 3 3.53%
Vincent R. Impellitteri (1950-1953) 1 1.18%
William O'Dwyer (1945-1950) 1 1.18%
Fiorello H. La Guardia (1934-1945) 0 0%
John P. O'Brien (1933) 0 0%
Joseph V. McKee (1932) 0 0%
Jimmy Walker (1926-1932) 3 3.53%
John F. Hylan (1918-1925) 0 0%
John P. Mitchel (1914-1917) 0 0%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 85. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-23-2015, 11:55 AM
 
Location: New York City
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IMO DeBlasio has made the top 3:

1) John Lindsay
2) David Dinkins
3) Bill DeBlasio
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Old 09-23-2015, 11:57 AM
 
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Deblasio hands down! He makes me miss and appreciate Bloomberg and I really disliked Bloomberg! At least with Bloomberg I felt as if this city had a competent leader despite some of his policies. With Deblasio, it's like we have a damn retard in office!

I give Dinkins a pass because he took office during the height of the worst drug epidemic this city has ever seen. I doubt ANYONE could have made a difference in just 1 term.
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Old 09-23-2015, 12:01 PM
 
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IMO DeBlasio has made the top 3:

1) John Lindsay
2) David Dinkins
3) Bill DeBlasio

And IMO, it seems pretty clear that you have an anti-liberal bias.

I think that historically Walker would be considered the worst.
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Old 09-23-2015, 12:07 PM
 
Location: New York City
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And IMO, it seems pretty clear that you have an anti-liberal bias.

I think that historically Walker would be considered the worst.
Bloomberg was fairly liberal, I would consider him top 3
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Old 09-23-2015, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Manhattan
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I think this poll may be a bit flawed. I don't think most posters will have much of an opinion of a mayor who was in office during the 1920's. Also, the terms of all previous mayors have finished and therefore we have more of a historical perspective on the effects of their policies. Obviously, we don't have that with DeBlasio yet.
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Old 09-23-2015, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Ridgewood, NY
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Lindsay far and away number 1, Beame number 2 and Dinkins 3. I agree with the last poster where it is still too early to decide how bad his policies have been. I do feel as if a lot of what he has or hasn't done is so far and away overblown, it's borderline ridiculous. Not a fan of his but the hate is on astronomical proportions to the point where you would think the city was in mass chaos. Last I checked, things aren't perfect but the city is running pretty smooth if you ask me. And some of his ideas regarding education and affordable housing are pretty solid. It's hard to tackle big issues like this but I like his stance on those issues. Affordable Housing is a major problem in this city and the only way to truly allow for affordable housing in this day and age is through affordable housing programs. So what do you do? Build enough housing to support lower-middle class families. He is actively trying to do that. The same goes for education. The common core system is failing and was doomed from the start. Therefore, he's doing his best to tackle that issue as well.

Again, I'm not a fan of all his policies, especially what seems to be his negative view of the NYPD... That said, he hasn't been this catastrophic buffoon of a mayor everyone seems to paint him out to be.
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Old 09-23-2015, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Confines of the 101 Precinct
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1. Lindsay
2. Lindsay
3. Lindsay
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Old 09-23-2015, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Vinings/Cumberland in the evil county of Cobb
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Incompetent
1. Abe "Bankruptcy" Beame
2. Ed "Crack Era" Koch
3. Jimmy "JJ Dyn-o-mite" Walker (I forgot he was a politician before starring on GOOD TIMES)

Biggest *****hole/Worst Husband & Dad - Rudy "Guiliani Time" Guiliani

Greatest Mayor - Michael Bloomberg
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Old 09-23-2015, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Ridgewood, NY
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1. Lindsay
2. Lindsay
3. Lindsay
I was thinking the same thing and I'm wondering how the hell can he only have two votes. Has the city become so filled with transplants that no one knows anything about NYC history???
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Old 09-23-2015, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Georgia
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The guy on Andy Griffith- the mayor of Mayberry.
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