Caught jay-walking after announcing Vision Zero. The charter school protests. Getting one-upped by Governor Cuomo on universal pre-k. Endless winter. No, De Blasio hasn't had it easy in his first few months, and the latest poll results are not specifically too good either.

A Quinnipiac poll of 1,234 New Yorkers released this afternoon shows a 45 percent approval rating for the new mayor, an 8 percent drop since mid-January, officially ending his honeymoon period. But maybe this isn't so bad; President Obama's riding an all-time low of 41 percent right now, and that's the least of his problems.

It's interesting to see how the surveyed public perceives de Blasio's counterparts. Broken Windows aficionado Bill Bratton received a 57 percent approval rating, even as his Boys in Blue hand out tickets left and right. Comptroller Scott Stringer is loved by 53 percent of New Yorkers, and few people even knew what his job entailed until this past summer.

For Bloombergian contrast, de Blasio's predecessor had a 62 percent approval rating in March of 2002, but that was just two months after being elected and five months after the 9/11 attacks, from which the city's economy had just begun to recover. Also, it's interesting to note that the two highest-ranking females in the de Blasio administration (aside from Chirlane, of course) have the two lowest approval ratings: Public Advocate Letitia James with 44 percent and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito with 41 percent.

It's worth remembering that polls feed off shock value, and the fact that former President George W. Bush holds the record for the highest and the lowest approval ratings of any President in modern history. In other words: things change. And, for de Blasio, the poll results suggest that there's cause for optimism. For example, 65 percent of New Yorkers think the next four years under de Blasio will be great and 62 percent believe he is "honest and trustworthy."