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Mayor Emanuel’s Approval Rating In The Tank

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The Washington Post has a blog post entitled “President Rahm? Maybe.” It cites Emanuel’s fundraising ability, knowledge of the political process, discipline and media contacts as reasons he could succeed his fellow Chicagoan, Barack Obama.

But on the negative side, it has this to say:
Emanuel allies insist that he has done much good for the city but it’s clear from the headlines that the dominant story of his time in office so far is the rising murder rate. The Chicago homicide rate in January was its highest in more than a decade and the Windy City has become a national talking point — and not in a good way — when it comes to violence. There’s been little recent credible polling on Emanuel but he has to have taken a hit from all the negative publicity surrounding the murders. And, even if he hasn’t, it’s hard to imagine Emanuel’s potential 2016 opponents wouldn’t dredge up some of those violence stats if he did make a bid.
Well, now there is recent credible polling on Emanuel, and it’s not good for the mayor. A Crain’s/Ipsos poll out Thursday finds that the mayor’s popularity has fallen sharply since voters were last surveyed in September:
Just 2 percent of Chicagoans surveyed said they strongly approve of the mayor’s job performance, with 12 percent somewhat approving and 5 percent leaning that way. At the opposite end, 13 percent strongly disapprove, 9 percent somewhat disapprove and 13 percent lean toward disapproval.

 

» 12 Comments

  1. Diann

    February 25th, 2013

    Well, his constituency is being killed off. That would have an impact.

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  2. Unneutral

    February 25th, 2013

    If they want my vote it’s right here;

    ‘completely disapprove’

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  3. Maudie N Mandeville

    February 25th, 2013

    Oh, poo poo. If he’s the nominee, the Post will be right in there for him and Chicago will throw in their 103% of votes. Rahm is a mudslinger and in Democrat circles, the best mudslinger wins.

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  4. Stranded in Sonoma

    February 25th, 2013

    …it’s hard to imagine Emanuel’s potential 2016 opponents wouldn’t dredge up some of those violence stats if he did make a bid.

    Oh sure. Opponents would dredge them up, but scummy birdcage liners like the WaPo would just blow off any negative facts and enhance any minor achievements that probably would’ve happened no matter who was in office.

    Nice try but we’ve seen YOUR knowledge of the political process — play up useless gains by liberals and outright ignore their massive failures to ensure their election.

    But the press isn’t liberal!

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  5. Stirrin the BS

    February 25th, 2013

    If he gets JJ Jr’s endorsement, he doesn’t even have campaign – he’s a shoe-in.

    If not, well, we’ll find out if people will vote for an arrogant dick-headed bully.

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  6. MadJack

    February 25th, 2013

    Mayor Emanuel’s Approval Rating In The Tank”

    You want to make a wager on his reelection? 10 to 1 says he gets reelected no matter how many Chitcagoans get murdered, raped or pillaged. :roll:

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  7. bubba

    February 25th, 2013

    tiny dancer.

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  8. McFartus Spontaneous

    February 25th, 2013

    The sponge in our sink gets more work done than the One’s Minnie Me.

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  9. AbigailAdams

    February 25th, 2013

    What the heck is this “leaning” stuff? Are Chicagoans too lazy to stand up?

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  10. Major Mal function

    February 25th, 2013

    Rahm should come out of the closet. Socialists and commies love that stuff.

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  11. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    February 25th, 2013

    Look at him. That’s how he lost his other finger.
    Seriously though. His mannerisms are very odd.

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  12. Tony R

    February 25th, 2013

    Hey, it’s not Tiny Dancer’s fault! Chicago went to hell under the previous republican admin…oh wait…what?…damn!…nevermind!

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