POLL: Detroiters have unfavorable view of Bing, Orr, Snyder, and city services

(WXYZ) - The delivery of city services in Detroit will ultimately be the yardstick by which their elected leaders and the emergency manager will be judged. 

The biggest number in our new exclusive WXYZ/Detroit Free Press poll was 90 percent of those surveyed who gave a negative rating for city services.   Only 9 percent of the 400 eligible Detroit voters polled gave a positive rating to the city in this area, 1 percent was undecided.

Incumbent Detroit Mayor Dave Bing didn't fare much better.  Eighty-five percent gave the former businessman and NBA Hall of Famer a negative job performance rating.  Fourteen percent said Bing was doing a good job and 1 percent couldn't make up their mind. 

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and emergency manager Kevyn Orr aren't on Detroiters' popularity list either but they are being given a chance slight window of opportunity to prove themselves.  Three quarters of the respondents gave Snyder a negative job rating.  Twenty-two percent gave him positive marks and 3 percent wanted to keep thinking about it.  Orr received a negative job rating of 62 percent, a positive rating of 23 percent and 15 percent undecided.

Bernie Porn, the president of EPIC MRA polling firm that conducted the exclusive WXYZ/Detroit Free Press poll, said that "the high crime rate, the high level of poor services in Detroit, and the number of abandoned buildings, have caused city residents to give better ratings to the emergency manager they don't want than the leaders they personally elected."     

The survey was conducted September 17 – 19 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.9 percent.  Twenty percent who answered the polling questions responded on their cell phones.

COMPLETE POLL RESULTS:

For each name I read, please tell me if you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of that person.

Rick Snyder
21% TOTAL FAVORABLE
63% TOTAL UNFAVORABLE

Dave Bing   
21% TOTAL FAVORABLE
67% TOTAL UNFAVORABLE

Overall, how would you rate the job that Rick Snyder has done as Governor -- would you give him a positive rating of excellent or pretty good, or a negative rating of just fair or poor? 

  3% Excellent
19% Pretty Good
22% TOTAL POSITIVE
75% TOTAL NEGATIVE
41% Just Fair
34% Poor
  3% Undecided/Refused

Overall, how would you rate the job being done by Dave Bing as Mayor of Detroit -- would you give him a positive rating of excellent or pretty good, or a negative rating of just fair or poor? 

  1% Excellent
13% Pretty Good
14% TOTAL POSITIVE
85% TOTAL NEGATIVE
29% Just Fair
56% Poor
  1% Undecided/Refused

How would you rate the job being done by Kevyn Orr as emergency manager for the City of Detroit -would you give him a positive rating of excellent or pretty good, or a negative rating of just fair or poor ?  

  4% Excellent
19% Pretty Good
23% TOTAL POSITIVE
62% TOTAL NEGATIVE
34% Just Fair
28% Poor
15% Undecided/Refused

Overall, before the emergency manager was appointed, how would you rate the job that the City of Detroit has done providing basic city services to the residents of Detroit – would you give the City a positive rating of excellent or pretty good, or a negative rating of just fair or poor?

    --- Excellent
  9% Pretty Good
  9% TOTAL POSITIVE
90% TOTAL NEGATIVE
32% Just Fair
58% Poor
  1% Undecided/Refused


 

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