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Rob Ford Polls Better Than Vince Gray

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The mayoral candidates faced each other in their first debate last week, but the race won't really get going until Vince Gray makes his decision about whether to run for re-election. While the mayor mulls his options, here's something for him to consider: He's polling worse than crack-smoking Toronto mayor Rob Ford.

Consider this September poll by Hart Research, the last public poll released on the mayor. Hart found only 35 percent of D.C. respondents have a favorable opinion of Gray. That's five points below Ford in last week's poll of Toronto residents, which somehow found 40 percent of them still viewed him favorably.

A few caveats: the Hart poll came before Gray's crowd-pleasing performance during the government shutdown, and was commissioned by Respect D.C., which backed the Large Retailer Accountability Act. The Toronto poll, on the other hand, was taken before Ford boasted about his pleasure-giving prowess and went on a rampage in Toronto's city council.

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  • DCShadyBoots

    He is polling better than the President too. What's your asanine point Will?

  • drez

    The president is polling nationally at 42%- higher than Ford and much higher than Gray.

  • Typical DC BS

    The point is that Gray ran a completely illegitimate campaign and is likely to be indicted when Thompson's lawyers spend all his money stonewalling Ron Machen and the Justice Department. Most voters see that Gray used crooked means (like, 50% of his campaign was run with illegal funds?) to become mayor and hopefully have enough brains to toss him out.

  • noodlez

    CLAP FOR THE WHITEY WITH HIS CRACKHEAD ASS
    THAT BITCH SET UP BARRY WITH HER SNITCHING ASS
    CLAP FOR THE WHITEY WITH HIS CRACKHEAD ASS
    THAT BITCH SET UP BARRY WITH HER SNITCHING ASS

    ROB FORD
    ROB FORD
    ROB FORD

    HE DIDN'T POP MOLLY
    CRACKHEAD ROB FORD
    AS MAYOR OF TORONTO
    HE WAS REALLY BORED
    TORONTO STILL LOVES'EM
    CHECK THE SCOREBOARD

    ROB FORD
    ROB FORD
    ROB FORD

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AREPpaB3_sw

    TO ALL YALL NON RAPPIN ASSES YOU CATCH THE BEAT ON THE CYMBAL DROP THEN JUST RAP ALONG.

  • Chris hauser

    This calls for a haiku.

    Mayor Vincent gray
    Will he won't he nobody knows
    Press certainly not

  • Lola

    People at the Washington City Paper are certainly getting desperate. What kind of garbage article is this? All this does is stupify and divide the people.

    Here's a headline: Does the WCP care about our city anymore? Or, to quote Andy, just lead the "entertainment journalism" pack?

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