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Former Mayor Adrian Fenty famously never believed in polls, except maybe The Washington Post poll that came out two weeks before last year’s primary showing with near certainty that he was going to lose.

But if Fenty were to chance upon this Sunday’s Post, he must have been heartened to see that nearly 60 percent of District residents approve of the way he ran the city. Fenty’s approval rating is currently 11 points higher than just before he lost the primary election, and 17 points than where Mayor Vince Gray‘s approval rating is current sitting. (As when he was mayor, Fenty’s approval rating is wayyy higher among white respondents.)

A big question people seem to want answered is whether Fenty would consider running again for mayor. He’s given no indication that he does, and has been on near radio silence regarding District affairs since leaving office. But if those approval numbers keep tacking upwards, might they (and the chance for sweet revenge) prove irresistible?

UPDATE: Former LL Mike DeBonis wonders the same thing—and notices that Fenty’s cell phone number ends in 2014. (Oops, it was Postie Nikita Stewart, not DeBonis.)

Photo by Darrow Montgomery