First-term mayor Marty Walsh is cruising. And why not? His only competitor for re-election got trounced in the preliminary, and has no significant funds, no outside Super PACs, and a truncated six-week general election to sway a somnambulant public.

Walsh should be thanking his lucky stars that they’ve aligned as they have—because there are indications that the city’s voters are a lot less keen on his performance than his re-election romp suggests.

That’s my read on a new survey of likely voters, conducted by MassINC polling group for WBUR.

A majority of that poll’s respondents declared themselves “dissatisfied” with public schools, cost of housing, race relations, traffic, level of crime, amount of gun violence, and gang activity.

Dissatisfaction with the MBTA came in under 50 percent, but was still in the red, with 40 percent satisfied and 47 percent dissatisfied.

When attitudes toward the T are one of the high points, you know there’s trouble.

Of 11 questions asked, only availability of jobs and treatment of immigrants earned more satisfied than dissatisfied responses.

A gangbusters economy in the city certainly makes up for a lot of woes, politically speaking. But these are terrible numbers on daily life issues. A full three-quarter of the city are dissatisfied with the level of gun violence, including 51 percent “very dissatisfied.” That’s a tremendous level of concern, throughout the city; on something that Walsh has repeatedly insisted is under control. Responses on traffic woes are nearly as awful. The public schools—generally thought of as the leading barometer of a Boston mayor’s success—merit just 33 percent satisfied, and 51 percent dissatisfied.

To be sure, it’s not entirely fair to hold the first-term mayor personally responsible for the woes of the state-run transportation system, the long-snarled roadways, or the behavior of gun-toting criminals.

But there’s fair, and then there’s politics.

In a normal mayoral re-election, these are frustrations that opponents would forcefully deliver to the incumbent’s doorstep—especially in the modern era of unlimited outside spending by committees dedicated to helping a challenger by doing the dirty work of attack ads.

That hasn’t happened. Tito Jackson’s meager fundraising has kept him from getting a message out. And, unlike other candidates—say, Walsh in his 2013 mayoral campaign—Jackson thus far has had no outside groups funneling dark money into carrying the message for him.

He has also found few allies, in political office or other high-profile positions, willing to criticize the mayor, or speak out about the issues that, according to this survey, are clearly bothering the people of the city. Where are the city leaders giving voice to those 75 percent unhappy about gun violence, or the 53 percent dissatisfied with race relations in the city? Either they are afraid to draw a link between those issues and City Hall, for fear of Walsh’s retribution, or—more commonly in my opinion—they spent so many years afraid of criticizing Tom Menino that they have come to believe that’s it’s normal and proper to serve the city by keeping one’s mouth shut about it.

Without any voice of opposition tying Walsh to what people are experiencing every day, he is maintaining a stunning level of approval, and a massive lead in the polls despite the dissatisfaction with the city he runs.

The MassINC poll shows 68 percent of likely voters viewing Walsh favorably, and just 17 percent unfavorably—a citywide man-crush usually reserved for an individual whose number is being retired at Fenway Park or lifted to the rafters of the Garden.

Together with Jackson’s underfunded and lackluster campaign, that translates into a daunting lead of 60 percent to 24 percent—despite Jackson’s own impressive 50%-9% favorable-unfavorable numbers.

Such an anticipated blowout further turns off the already disinterested local media. Already, the Globe has just gone five straight days without an article about the mayoral campaign; while the Herald is so tuned out it didn’t even put the race on its cover the day after the preliminary.

A lack of media coverage further insulates Walsh from scrutiny. .

And he is certainly not trying to shatter that quiet complacence. Walsh participated in no debates before the preliminary, and is clearly trying to minimize attention for what few he agrees to after. He has spent barely any of the millions he has stashed in campaign accounts. Supportive groups haven’t spent on his behalf. He has done almost nothing attention-getting on the campaign trail—no big rallies, no bold proposals, no fancy advertising.

It’s the smart move, as the polling numbers confirm. He can quietly coast to re-election, and then worry about tackling the problems people are grumbling about.

Oh, and it’s all working well for somebody else, too: Charlie Baker. Bostonians, not hearing much criticism of the Republican Governor from elected officials or his Democratic challengers, aren’t laying their problems on his doorstep, either. He’s viewed favorably by 59 percent in the survey, and unfavorably by just 17 percent.