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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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