City Council enjoys a 53% job approval rating, according to UNO survey
A new survey shows a majority of New Orleanians like the job that the mayor and the city council are doing.
In a survey released Wednesday by the University of New Orleans (UNO) Survey Research Center, Orleans Parish residents give Mayor Mitch Landrieu a 70% job approval rating and the City Council a 53% job approval rating.
Political Science Professor Ed Chervenak, director of the center, says the mayor's approval rating has been relatively consistent since he was elected in 2010.
"He was elected with nearly 70% of the vote, and he's been able to maintain that level of approval throughout his tenure," Chervenak said.
"The mayor's approval ratings provide him with the political capital that can help him implement his vision and programs," Chervenak added.
The survey was conducted in Orleans Parish Feb. 16-28. 552 residents were interviewed by phone using a random-digit dialing sampling frame that included both landlines and cell phones.
The survey has a sampling error of +/-4.2 percent.