Ward 6 Residents Support Bowser, Oppose ‘Redskins,’ Poll Says

by Andrea Swalec October 29, 2014 at 1:30 pm 0

Poll Results (Photo via Washington City Paper)Most Ward 6 residents who participated in a poll sponsored by Washington City Paper and “The Kojo Nnamdi Show” said they support Muriel Bowser for mayor and find the Washington Redskins’ name offensive.

Some Ward 6 data from the results released Wednesday afternoon:

Mayoral Candidate: 44 percent of respondents said they will vote for Muriel Bowser for mayor. David Catania came in with 42 percent.

Washington Redskins: 61 percent of respondents said they found the team name offensive and disparaging to Native Americans.

Marijuana Legalization: 45 percent of respondents supported the legalization of marijuana. 42 percent opposed it.

Mayor Vincent Gray: 29 percent of respondents said they thought Gray should be indicted after his term is over. 26 percent said to indict him sooner.

Homeless shelters: 40 percent of respondents said they would support a homeless shelter being opened nearby.

Olympics: 46 precent of respondents said they oppose D.C. hosting the 2024 games.

Residency: 55 percent of respondents said they’ve lived in D.C. for more than 20 years.

Nearly 600 people citywide participated in the poll conducted Oct. 22-22 by Public Policy Polling, the paper said. The margin of error is 4 percentage points, and higher for questions that received lower numbers of responses.

To see full poll results, click here.


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