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‘One City’ united — in thinking Gray should go

And in an irony that certainly won’t be lost on the man who campaigned on the “One City” slogan, just about every group in the D.C. — whether based on race, economics or location — seems to think it’s time for him to go.

The poll comes a week after the fullest accounting of a 2010 shadow campaign that illicitly funneled $653,000 into the race to defeat Mayor Adrian Fenty and on the heels of resignation calls by three D.C. council members — Mary Cheh (D-Ward 3), Muriel Bowser (D-Ward 4) and David Catania (I-At Large). It also shows that Gray is on perilous political ground, having lost support across the city and being judged harshly for his performance as mayor.

Fifty-nine percent of respondents to the poll said they disapproved of how Gray is handling his job, while only 29 percent said they approved. This is down from a similar poll in March that found his job approval at 41 percent disapproval to 31 percent approval, and only slightly above Marion Barry’s abysmal showing in a 1997 poll that found his disapproval ratings hitting 63 percent. (Mayor Adrian Fenty’s worst disapproval rating was 49 percent in 2010.)

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Martin Austermuhle blogs at DCist . The Local Blog Network is a group of bloggers from around the D.C. region who have agreed to make regular contributions to All Opinions Are Local.


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