Rahm's Numbers Fall
Did anyone not see this coming? Is anyone actually surprised?
- Mayor Rahm Emanuel faces growing voter disenchantment, particularly among African-Americans, even as the overall number approving of his job performance holds steady at the halfway point of his first term, a new Tribune/WGN-TV poll shows.
The survey showed 50 percent approve of the job Emanuel is doing, roughly the same as a year ago. But those disapproving of his job performance stand at 40 percent — up from 29 percent a year before.
Compared with last year, Emanuel's negatives are up significantly among African-Americans. Now, more black voters disapprove than approve of his handling of the mayor's office. That's turned around from a year ago. Though Emanuel's approval rating among white voters is similar to last May, the number of those who disapprove also is growing.
Rahm is a putz. This was pointed out by many during the run-up until election, but of course, no one listened and almost no one voted. What was the turnout for the mayoral election? 30% or so? And Rahm won just over half of that? So around 15% of Chicago put this guy in charge? And of that 15%, how many with jobs, mortgages, aspirations of getting ahead?
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