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Old 03-23-2011, 09:44 AM
 
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Mayor Vince Gray's job rating is sitting at a lowly 31 percent and 40 percent of District residents disapprove of the job he's been doing, a poll released late Tuesday by Clarus found.
The poll of 500 registered D.C. voters taken Monday and Tuesday also found that D.C. Council Chairman Kwame Brown's job approval rating is 27 percent and 43 percent disapprove of the job he's been doing.
In a similar poll following Gray's victory in the September primary, a Clarus poll found Gray's personal approval rating at 60 percent.
But the recent series of scandals that have plagued his administration appear to have taken their toll.
Only 23 percent of voters believe Gray is living up to a high level of ethical standards. The poll found 54 percent believe he isn't.
This is pretty embarrassing. He's only a few months in and it's already that low.
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Old 03-23-2011, 10:38 AM
 
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You get who you voted for. I was very wary of this guy because I hadn't heard about him until like a month or two leading up to the election and that may be my fault, but when I kept reading up on the guy, he sounded shady and he just reminded me or Marion Barry a bit.

DC isn't going to go back to the way it was in the 90s, but this city did a **** poor job electing their mayor. It had more to do with race than actual politics, which pisses me off to this day.

Can there be an election in 2 years or we're pretty much stuck with this guy until his term is up?

BTW, Fenty will probably run again. I think I read something where he said he was done, but I doubt it. This is perfect for him, if Gray continues to struggle, Fenty can go for that "savior" angle.
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Old 03-23-2011, 11:32 AM
 
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Good riddance Vince!! (Ok, maybe too soon. But I will happily repeat it when he is kicked out of office)
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Old 03-23-2011, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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You deserve the rulers you choose.
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Old 03-24-2011, 09:20 AM
 
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Race politics always wins. Oh, and the teachers' unions loved him.
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Old 03-24-2011, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Montgomery Village
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I guess you could say the honeymoon is over. That, or maybe people these days want instant gratification and problems and issues to be fixed overnight. Maybe we should just see how the rest of the year turns out before you guys start marching with Pitchforks.
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Old 03-24-2011, 01:05 PM
 
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Karma is a b*tch! He chided Fenty for his so called cronyism but in reality he is cut from the same cloth. I am LLS watching him scurry like a cockroach with the light on, as he attempts to put out fire after fire after fire to save his gasoline soaked administration.
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Old 03-24-2011, 02:27 PM
 
Location: DC
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Adrian, we miss you already!
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Old 03-24-2011, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Well DC had this coming. Fenty actually moved the city forward but b/c he didnt do it with "his people" in EVERY post, he got the boot. America needs to learn that electing officials based on race never ends well.
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Old 03-24-2011, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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^^^Say it again. My fam and I were having a debate...fenty vs gray. When the scandal broke. I sent them an email. What's going on in the Gray camp. I haven't heard a word yet. That was two weeks ago. Nothing, but crickets.

I know Fenty did some things as well. Don't say, oh Fenty isn't personable. You think I would care, if he spoke to me. As long as the city is moving in a position direction. I'm good.
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