Back in 2008, Mayor Adrian Fenty had a 72% approval rating. This year, it’s only 42%.
More specifically, Mayor Fenty is losing steam among African Americans. During his first year in office, African Americans gave him a 68% approval rating. The recent poll shows that 65% of African Americans now disapprove of him.
The Mayor is also losing approval from people when asked if he’s reducing crime, improving public schools and helping to create jobs.
Fenty, a Democrat, is up for re-election in November. One person speculated to run against him is D.C. Council Chairman Vincent Gray. The Washington Post survey found that if an election was held today, 35% of Democrats would vote for Gray, while only 31% would vote for Fenty.