New Poll:   Rahm Emanuel popularity rebounds

By John Dempsey, WLS-AM News

(CHICAGO) Some good news for Mayor Rahm Emanuel in a new poll.    USA Today reports that the poll puts Emanuel’s public approval rating at 44%, following the September 22nd speech Emanuel delivered in which he pledged to hire nearly 1,000 new police officers.

The poll was conducted by the Chicago firm Victory Research, which has done polling for Republican and Democratic candidates in Illinois.      After the November 2015 release of a video showing a white police officer  firing 16 shots into the body of black teenager LaQuan McDonald, Emanuel’s public approval plunged to just 18% according to the polling firm Ogden & Fry.

Emanuel also recently presented a new 2017 budget that did not increase property taxes, and he recently announced a deal with the Chicago Teacher’s Union that averted a teacher’s strike.

Emanuel has indicated he is interested in running for re-election in 2019.

Read the entire USA Today story here.

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