Voters continue to hold Chavez in high regard. Two-thirds (66%) say they have a favorable impression of the man, including 28% who have a very favorable impression of him. Only 27% have an unfavorable opinion of Chavez.Marty's poll didn't quite square with our impression so we decided to run our own unscientific poll last week. Eye readers were no where near as generous as Marty's Lake Research Poll. 44% of Eye participants said the mayor was doing a terrible job, 19% not so good, 8% fair, 11% good, and 17% said the mayor was doing an excellent job (view it here). No matter how you slice it 63% of respondents weren't all that happy with the job Marty's doing as mayor.
Look, we understand that our little poll isn't exactly scientific, but even Monahan admits that Marty's Lake Research poll seems a bit off noting that Marty's Minions failed to release the questions that led to their conclusions.
We suspect that the Almighty Alcalde was simply trying to scare potential opponents into staying out of the race. You may have noticed that his intimidation tactic hasn't worked as he now faces two councilors from his own party and our Eyes tell us that two time 1st Congressional District candidate Richard Romero plans on running under the Eli Lee banner.
This week we're taking up the right/wrong question. Is your city headed in the right or the wrong direction? Let us know what you think.