NEW ORLEANS -- Mayor Mitch Landrieu continues to enjoy a high approval rating with New Orleanians, according to the latest University of New Orleans survey.
Landrieu has a 70 percent job approval rating, according to the survey, slightly up from 69 percent in 2012, but down from his 75 percent job approval in 2010, which was taken after his election. (See survey)
'The mayor's approval ratings provide him with the political capital that can help him implement his vision and programs,' said Ed Chervenak, a UNO assistant professor of political science.
The job approval rating for the City Council is at 53 percent, according to the poll.
According to the release, 'the UNO Survey Research Center conducted the survey in Orleans Parish from Feb. 16-28. Surveyors interviewed 552 residents by telephone using a random-digit dialing sampling frame that included both landlines and cell phones. The survey has a sampling error of +/- 4.2 percent.'
Of the 552 surveyed, 10 were Asian, 318 were Black, 19 Hispanic 163 White and 22 were defined as 'Other'.