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D.C. Mayor Gray should resign, most residents say

In this poll:

A majority of District residents say Mayor Vincent C. Gray should resign, according a new Washington Post poll that reveals how deeply the continuing campaign corruption scandal has eroded the city’s support for its mayor.

Poll Questions

Q: How interested are you in District government and city affairs: Very interested, fairly interested, not too interested or not interested at all?

Q: Do you approve or disapprove of the way that Vincent Gray is handling his job as Mayor?

No opinion

Q: For each issue, please tell me whether you think Mayor Gray is doing an excellent job, good, not-so-good or poor job in dealing with this issue: Improving city services

Q: For each issue, please tell me whether you think Mayor Gray is doing an excellent job, good, not-so-good or poor job in dealing with this issue: Improving District public schools

Q: For each issue, please tell me whether you think Mayor Gray is doing an excellent job, good, not-so-good or poor job in dealing with this issue: Attracting new business to the District

Q: For each issue, please tell me whether you think Mayor Gray is doing an excellent job, good, not-so-good or poor job in dealing with this issue: Creating more jobs for D.C. residents

Q: For each of the following people, please tell me if you have a favorable or unfavorable impression of that person, or perhaps you don't know enough to say. Vincent Gray

No opinion

Q: Please tell me whether the following statement applies to Mayor Gray, or not. He understands the problems of people like you

No opinion

Q: Please tell me whether the following statement applies to Mayor Gray, or not. He is honest and trustworthy

No opinion

Q: Do you agree or disagree that Mayor Gray is running an ethical administration?

No opinion

Q: As you may have heard or read, two D.C. Council members – Kwame Brown and Harry Thomas -- have resigned after pleading guilty to federal criminal charges and several people affiliated with Mayor Gray’s 2010 campaign have pleaded guilty to campaign finance violations. How closely have you been following these stories?

Q: Do you think these instances are (a sign of broader problems in city politics), or do you think they are (pretty much isolated incidents)?

No opinion

Q: Do you think the issue of corruption in D.C. government is (getting worse), (getting better) or is it about the same as it has been?

Q: Compared to other big cities, do you think D.C. has a (bigger) or a (smaller) problem with public corruption, or is it about the same?

Q: Do you think Mayor Gray's campaign and former councilmen Brown and Thomas have been fairly or unfairly investigated by federal authorities?

No opinion

Q: (If unfairly investigated) Do you think their being African American had a lot, a little or nothing to do with being investigated? (Results based on all respondents)

Q: Considering everything, do you think that the District of Columbia would be (better off), (worse off), or about the same if Vincent Gray were not the Mayor?

Q: Considering everything, do you think Vincent Gray should step down as the Mayor of the District of Columbia?

No opinion

Q: Did you happen to vote in the last Democratic primary for mayor in D.C. in 2010, when Vincent Gray ran against Adrian Fenty, or did you skip that one?

No opinion

Q: Generally speaking, do you usually think of yourself as a...

 
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