NYPD Commissioner Kelly’s approval rating reaches all-time high: poll

If Ray Kelly has even the slightest inclination to enter…

If Ray Kelly has even the slightest inclination to enter the race for mayor he might want to do so right now.

A Quinnipiac University poll out today showed the police commissioner riding a wave of popularity with the highest approval rating of his career, a sky-high 75 percent positive rating and only 18 percent negative.

Even black voters, who might have issues with the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk tactics, were won over by Kelly, 63 to 27 percent.

Mayor Bloomberg, Kelly’s boss, had a 56-37 percent approval mark.

The Police Department scored the second-highest marks since the poll began asking the question about its performance, with a 70-23 approval grade. The only time the numbers for the force were higher was in February 2002, the aftermath of 9/11.

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  • Matt in Oklahoma

    Might be another north south split if this keeps up