Cantrell approval at 57 percent in university's poll

Published 11-28-2018

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) - More than half way into her first year as New Orleans' mayor, LaToya Cantrell has approval from 57 percent of voters surveyed by the University of New Orleans.

UNO's "Quality of Life" survey of voters in New Orleans and neighboring Jefferson Parish was released Wednesday.

About 70 percent of the New Orleans respondents said they are satisfied with life in the city - fewer than in Jefferson, where 91 percent were satisfied. But, among signs of optimism in New Orleans, the number saying crime is the city's top problem dropped to 35 percent from 49 percent two years ago.

Five hundred people were interviewed in each parish for the survey between Oct. 17 and Nov. 5. The sampling error in each parish was plus or minus 4.4 percentage points.

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