CHICAGO — A new Chicago Tribune poll suggests, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has hit an all-time low in popularity.
According to the poll, only 27% of Chicagoans approve of the job he is doing. 41% believe he should resign. 55% would support legislation to allow a Chicago mayor to be recalled.
59% of those surveyed say Emanuel is not honest and trustworthy. 70% believe his administration is not transparent. Only 25% believe Emanuel is in touch with people like them.
The mayor’s slide in the polls has accelerated as the result of his handling of the investigation into the police shooting death of teenager Laquan McDonald. A police dashcam video that shows McDonald being shot 16 times was not released until last Spring, after Emanuel was re-elected.
58% of the poll respondents believe the mayor was not justified in withholding the release of the video; 74% don’t believe his statements about the shooting.
985 registered Chicago voters were polled between January 20 and January 28. The poll has a margin of error of 3.2%.