City in Trouble, Mayor Isn't, Poll Shows

Publication: Philadelphia Inquirer

Author: Chris Brennan

02/15/2012 - A new poll holds good news and bad news for Mayor Nutter and Philadelphia in his second term.

The Pew Charitable Trusts poll released yesterday showed that the approval rating for Nutter's job performance is on the rise, even as residents express growing concerns about crime, education and the economy.

Nutter's approval rating increased to 60 percent, up from 52 percent in a Pew poll last year.

That was helped by a 10-percentage-point increase in his approval rating among African-Americans, with whom his numbers have previously been less than stellar.

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