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Vast majority of Portland residents are 'dissatisfied' with progressive leadership of the city

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Vast majority of Portland residents are 'dissatisfied' with progressive leadership of the city



A whopping 70% of Portland area voters disapprove of their city’s progressive leadership in city council members and Mayor Ted Wheeler, according to a new poll.

“I’ve seen Portland change dramatically in the last six or seven years and I hate to say it’s not been for the better,” one participant told The Oregonian. “I’m very dissatisfied with our government, our local government. I don’t think they’re doing their job at all. I will vote this time because I like to complain. But I’m not even sure it matters at this point.”

The survey, conducted on behalf of The Oregonian by DHM Research, found that while 24% of Portland area registered voters approved of Wheeler as the city’s leader, the overwhelming majority, 70%, find his performance unacceptable.

Meanwhile, the Portland City Council had a disapproval rating of 70%, with a net negative of 54%.

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