Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Two-thirds Disapprove of Ottawa Mayor Larry O'Brien

Ottawa City council itself took a beating in the survey, which ran from May 2 to May 30, after garnering at 80.7 disapproval rating. Ottawa Mayor Larry O'Brien generating a 68.7 per cent disapproval rating after nearly 2 years in office.

Though most councilors polled at under 50 % individually, there were some bright spots. Osgoode Councilor Doug Thompson ranked the highest, with an overall approval rating of 71.4%. Gloucester-Southgate Councilor Diane Deans, meanwhile, finished with the highest disapproval rating of 75%.

Though experts have often disputed the accuracy and reliability of online polling, their popularity has skyrocketed in recent years. Over 700 individuals rated city council in their survey, which asked respondents to answer 47 questions on councilors' performance.

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