Monday, April 06, 2009

Hello?!?!?!?

Guess what?

People don't think Ray Nagin is a good mayor.

An annual quality-of-life poll done by the University of New Orleans found widespread dissatisfaction with local leadership, with just 24 percent of those polled saying they approved of the job Mayor Ray Nagin is doing and 48 percent approving of the City Council.


24%!!!!!!

Those are lower approval ratings than either George Bush or Dick Cheney ever got. Those are sickening numbers. Maybe we'll finally get real about standing up to his destructive policies. Or, you know, we could continue to be deferential as his administration crumbles and as we squander whatever goodwill we had left with the rest of the country.

Aspirant Mayors who have not consistently called out the Mayor for his various failures will not have any credibility to replace him.

5 comments:

jeffrey said...

Aspirant Mayors who have not consistently called out the Mayor for his various failures will not have any credibility to replace him.

Soooo... none of them, then.

E said...

It's sad because you're pretty much correct.

Anonymous said...

Wasn't this true before, and he still got elected? I think I remember something about an 11% approval rating back in the day. So if he ran again this summer sans indictment and used the exact same tactics and ran against the exact same guy would there be any reason to think the outcome would be different? Thank goodness for term limits.

Anonymous said...

I think the poll says a lot about the results of the single-minded focus of whites on debunking Nagin. While Nagin's black support is 36% (six times higher than his white support) the most revealing number is that while white support of the council is 73%, black support of the white majority council is an incredibly low 36%.

The white council's relentless attack of Nagin (along with the media and white bloggers) has damaged Nagin, but it's also created a huge racial divide in the city. I think you will see that anger spill over in the Mayors race in 2010.

E said...

I think that would be the case if someone from Council was a contending candidate.