The Detroit Free Press has just released this poll regarding the upcoming Detroit mayoral election and things don't look good for current mayor Kwame Kilpatrick. Over the last couples of months Kwame's re-elections hopes have faded to the point where more people (44%) would vote for the mostly unknown state Senator Hansen Clarke than Kilpatrick (36%).
Kwame's position worsens (losing 56% to 29%) when he's faced off with Freeman Hendrix who has been endorsed by ex-mayor Dennis Archer.
The Free Press also discusses Kilpatrick's current lack of popularity.
The poll also shows the mayor's popularity continuing to erode.
More than half of respondents -- 57% -- gave Kilpatrick an unfavorable rating. That's an increase of 4 percentage points from less than two months ago and a 44-percentage-point increase from February 2003, when EPIC/MRA conducted a similar poll.
The mayor rated favorably with 32% of respondents, a drop of 8 percentage points from nearly two months ago and 44 percentage points from February 2003.
Who knew running up the city's credit cards with lavish dinners, nightclub expenses, and limo service would turn the people against you?
Kwame Kilpatrick's Konundrum
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Kwame's Hand Caught in the Cookie Jar