Amid controversy over the Laquan McDonald shooting, a new polls shows disapproval ratings for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez at 56 percent and 50 percent, respectively.
In the poll of 1,155 Cook County voters, conducted Tuesday by Public Policy Polling on behalf of Aldertrack/DNAinfo/WGN Radio, 51 percent of respondents said they would not vote for Rahm Emanuel if an election were held today. Twenty-eight percent said they would vote for Emanuel and 21 percent were undecided on the matter.
As for Alvarez, 30 percent said they would vote to re-elect her if the primary election were held today, while 55 percent said "it's time for someone new" and 15 percent were undecided.
When presented with the three Democratic candidates running for Cook County State's Attorney, 33 percent said they would vote for Alvarez, 24 percent for Kim Foxx and 11 percent for Donna More. Thirty-two percent were undecided.
Meanwhile, the Chicago Police Department garnered a 52 percent disapproval rating in the poll, with 46 percent of those surveyed approving the job CPD is doing. In another question, 64 percent of respondents believe the CPD deliberately withheld the Laquan McDonald shooting video from the public.