Philadelphia’s mayor seen favorable despite poor economy

    A new poll has some good news for Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter.
    53 percent of Philadelphians in a new Pew survey have a favorable impression of Mayor Michael Nutter. 32 percent disapprove of the Mayor. The survey was conducted by Pew’s Philadelphia Research Initiative at Nutter’s mid-point of his first term.

    A new poll has some good news for Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter.

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    53 percent of Philadelphians in a new Pew survey have a favorable impression of Mayor Michael Nutter. 32 percent disapprove of the Mayor. The survey was conducted by Pew’s Philadelphia Research Initiative at Nutter’s mid-point of his first term.

    Larry Eichel heads the Pew Initiative.  He says the new poll shows the mayor’s numbers are up.

    Eichel: That is an improvement from April 2009 a poll we did then put his job approval at 47-39.  Second we asked people whether people had a favorable or unfavorable impression of Mayor Nutter.  It’s 60 percent favorable 30 percent unfavorable.

    Also included in the survey. Philadelphia’s City Council got higher marks compared to a year ago and on Philadelphia’s two planned casinos, Eichel says supporters outnumber detractors by a 17 percent difference.

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