Sixty-seven percent of likely voters in Chicago gave Mayor Rahm Emanuel a negative approval rating in a new poll taken amid controversy over the police shooting death of Laquan McDonald.
In the poll of 739 respondents, Emanuel garnered an 18 percent approval rating. Among those surveyed, 51 percent said Emanuel should step down over his handling of the McDonald case, while 29 percent said he should not resign and 19 percent were undecided on the matter.
Additionally, nearly 64 percent of respondents said they did not believe Emanuel had not seen the McDonald shooting video before its public release on November 24, as the mayor has claimed.
The poll, conducted Saturday by Ogden & Fry, has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.68 percentage points.
Emanuel, meanwhile, apologized at a special meeting of the Chicago City Council Wednesday morning in a tearful speech. Protesters have now taken to the streets of downtown Chicago in protest of Emanuel, Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez and the actions of the Chicago Police Department.
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