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December 6, 2015

Rahm Emanuel Survey
CHICAGO, IL - Ogden & Fry, conducted a 3-question poll for The Illinois Observer on Saturday,
December 5, for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s job approval rating with 739 respondents.
Respondents were selected by random sampling of likely 2016 voters. The margin of error for this poll is
+/- 3.68% at the 95% confidence interval.

Do you approve or disapprove of the way Mayor Rahm Emanuel
is handling his job?
Approve
133
18.0%
Disapprove
495
67.0%
Undecided
111
15.0%

Do you believe Mayor Rahm Emanuel when he says he had never viewed the now famous
Laquan McDonald shooting video?
Yes
No
Undecided

127
472
140

17.2%
63.9%
18.9%

Since the release of the Laquan McDonald shooting video, there have been calls for Mayor Rahm
Emanuel to resign over his handling of the McDonald case. Do you think Rahm Emanuel should resign?
Yes
379
51.3%
No
215
29.1%
Undecided
145
19.6%

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ANALYSIS
The release of the Laquan McDonald shooting have placed Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel into crisis
mode. The long delay of the video’s release and corresponding Municipal Election overlap have led to a
crisis in confidence of a suspected cover-up with the Mayor. Even after the firing of police
Superintendent McCarthy, over half of the voters still think he should resign. Less than 1 out of 5 voters
approve of Emanuel’s job performance.

METHODOLOGY
Ogden & Fry strives to increase the accuracy of political polling by measuring voters most likely to vote
based on voter history. Voting is a socialized behavior with predictable reliability and consistency.
Ogden & Fry maintains a database with 20 years of voting history. For this job-approval survey, voters
were randomly selected from voters who voted in at least 1 of the last 3 elections.

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CROSSTABS
Respondents by Gender
Male
Female

370
369

50.1%
49.9%

Respondents by Age
Age 18 – 30
Age 31 - 45
Age 46 - 64
Age 65 plus

85
219
265
170

11.5%
29.6%
35.9%
23.0%

Respondents by Zip Code
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2
1
4
10
21
8
12
8
16
20
17
20
19
23
14
25
24
10
12
17

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9
12
14
31
26
15
9
12
2
11
14
11
12
9
25
10
2
24
20
8
10
21
20
25
16
17
3
6
10
21
10
7
3
4
3

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