Survey Shows Nutter Retains Support

Publication: Philadelphia Inquirer

Author: Marcia Gelbart

02/06/2009 - Mayor Nutter may have angered Philadelphians with his push to close city libraries, fire companies and pools, but a substantial majority of residents continue to stand behind him, according to a new poll.

In the first public poll since the mayor in November called for far-reaching cuts in response to the city's budget crisis, 71 percent of respondents rated Nutter favorably. Among his fans were residents whose profiles matched the demographic that elected him - affluent, white, college-educated Philadelphians.

Commissioned by The Pew Charitable Trusts, the poll also indicated that residents are more optimistic about Philadelphia's future than in the few years just prior to Nutter's election.

Read the full article Survey Shows Nutter Retains Support on the Philadelphia Inquirer's Web site.

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