Saturday, February 23, 2013

Ward Room: Mayor Emanuel is liked by few and loved by fewer

We can name the politician we can from President to Governor to Congress to Mayor and even Alderman. If we did a poll on any such politicians we may find if you continue to monitor the data that at some point the people aren't very happy with them.
Today however we're focusing on Mayor Emanuel. He's not looking so good right now.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel's image in Chicago is taking a turn.

A new poll by Crain’s Chicago Business notes the mayor’s job-approval rating “has taken a big hit in recent months.”

According to 600 voters in Illinois, only 19 percent somewhat or strongly approve of the mayor’s performance. When Crain’s polled a similar group back in September, 34 percent approved of the job Emanuel was doing.

Crain’s points to the Chicago Teachers Union strike as well as the spike in murders and the push for government workers pension reform as possible reasons for his poor poll numbers.
He hit the ground running and now the people aren't happy. Then again we're two years away from electing the next Mayor, Clerk, Treasurer and City Council. A lot could happen by then.

BTW, Capitol Fax recently criticized this poll!

People will forget about these polls and it won't matter much if there's no one on the horizon who could credibly challenge Mayor Emanuel.

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