Tuesday, May 5, 2015

New Pew Poll Shows Majority Of Residents Approve Of Nutter's Job Performance

A new poll shows that 53 percent of Philadelphians approve of Mayor Nutter's job performance as mayor, compared with 32 percent who disapprove.

New Pew Poll Shows Majority Of Residents Approve Of Nutter's Job Performance

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A new poll shows that 53 percent of Philadelphians approve of Mayor Nutter's job performance as mayor, compared with 32 percent who disapprove.

The poll -- from the Pew Charitable Trusts' Philadelphia Research Initiative -- looks at how city residents feel about the mayor, the city budget, casinos and City Council. The poll was conducted by Abt SRBI Public Affairs, who surveyed a total of 1,602 residents between January 8 and January 19.

These numbers are likely good news for Nutter, who is halfway through his four-year term and has weathered a tough two years of budget cuts. But when you get a little deeper into the details, you can see that Nutter's approvals vary depending on who you ask and what you're asking.

Residents are evenly split when you ask about Nutter's ability to manage the budget, with 47 percent showing confidence in his skills and 46 percent lacking confidence. And Nutter continues to receive lower ratings from black residents, than white residents -- just 43 percent of black Philadelphians say he's doing a good job, compared with 65 percent of white residents. While just 21 percent of white residents disapprove of Nutter's performance, 43 percent of black residents disapprove.

You can read the full text of the poll here.

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