Muriel Bowser has spent the last six months of her term dealing with an uptick in the murder rate, and her constituents aren’t impressed. According to a new poll from the Washington Post, a majority of District residents disapprove of Bowser’s attempts to reduce crime.
The poll, taken between Nov. 12 and 15, found 63 percent of respondents saying Bowser is doing either a “not so good” or “poor” job with crime, while 33 percent approved. That’s especially bad news for the mayor because 34 percent of respondents—a plurality in the poll—said crime was the most pressing problem in the city.
Overall, 58 percent of respondents approve of Bowser’s mayoral term. Normally that would be a good sign, but it’s down nearly ten percent from just a month ago.
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