This is not really good news for first-term Mayor of Chicago Rahm Emanuel:
Only one in five Chicago voters credit Mayor Rahm Emanuel with doing a better job of running the city than Richard M. Daley did, and only 29 percent would support him if the mayoral election were held today.
Those are the results of a new poll conducted for Early & Often, the Chicago Sun-Times’ political portal. The telephone survey of 511 registered Chicago voters who said they were “very likely” to go to the polls on Feb. 24 was conducted Wednesday by the firm of McKeon & Associates.
The mayoral election, as noted above, is in February of 2015: it’s widely and accurately considered to be an opportunity for various Democrats to decide who gets to be at the top of the barrel of crabs. Particularly amusing is that Toni Preckwinkle (Emanuel’s major likely opponent) these days dislikes Republicans AND Barack Obama, which largely means that if she wins Chicago will get no love either which way.
…Well, maybe that’s not particularly amusing, but give me a break. There are few elections where I’m going to be more of an outsider than the ones held in Chicago.
Via The Weekly Standard.