Despite an attempt to push this week's Eye Poll, Mayor Martin Chavez received an overall Disapproval rating by Eye On Albuquerque readers. In this unscientific poll of 463 participants, 44% Approved of the job the mayor is doing, 54% Disapproved, 2% Didn't Care and 2 participants Didn't Know.
We're really curious about what really happened here. We monitored the site after the blast email went out and sure enough voting picked up and Mayor Marty led most days until after 6pm. Generally after 6pm disapproval voters closed the gap and on some days overtook the approval votes. That ended Friday night when the disapproval gap took over.
We haven't heard about an approval poll done on Mayor Marty in some time; maybe as far back as the last election. We fully expected the mayor to end up with a majority voting for approval, especially after the push email went out. Surprisingly, that's not what happened.
Perhaps the mayor's involvement in cell phone bans, the MDC spat with the county, and the most harmful program of all - the red light scam-era program, has hurt him with Albuquerque voters. Only time will tell what this means to his gubernatorial ambitions and his ability to govern here in Albuquerque.
This week we're polling the Red Light Camera system. Don't forget to vote!
The Piercing Truth
This is right from the dictionary and seems to describe Albuquerque, Berry and Schultz. Fascism (f ash ,izem) noun An authoritarian right wing system of government and/or social organization. (in general use) extreme right wing, authoritarian, chauvinistic and/or intolerant views or practices. Fascism tends to include a belief in the supremacy of one group over another, national, ethnic, especially social strata or monetarily; a contempt for democracy, an insistence on obedience to a powerful leader, and a strong demagogic approach. Compliments of one of our Eyes