Reader Poll: Should Mayor Gray Resign?

by August 7, 2012 at 2:00 pm 2,174 2 Comments

Take the Borderstan Reader Poll: Should Mayor Gray resign?

Unless you’ve been traveling somewhere without access to U.S. news, or intentionally tune out DC politics, it would be almost impossible to avoid the scandals surrounding Mayor Vincent Gray’s 2010 campaign — and the ongoing federal investigation.


Mayor Vincent Gray.  (Luis Gomez Photos file photo)

If you’ve read any DC newspaper or online site over the past several months, you’ve read about the “Shadow Campaign,” the questionable/illegal campaign contributions and reports of the questionable use of a list of voters from DC Public Housing. has covered the brouhaha, too. While we normally confine our coverage to the Dupont-Logan-U Street area, some citywide issues are too big to ignore — especially when three City Councilmembers call for the Mayor’s resignation.

The seemingly steady stream of negative coverage from these past few months (even though it seems like an August lull has set in) has taken a toll (see Gray Near All-Time Low Approval Rating for DC Mayors). In a recent Washington Post poll, 54% of DC respondents said Gray should resign.

Should Mayor Gray resign or would that be premature? Should he resign if he is indicted? Or should Gray wait for a possible indictment and a trial to run its course? Tell us what you think in our Borderstan reader poll.

The Dupont-Logan-U Street area was never a Gray stronghold — as we saw in the September 2010 primary results between Gray and then-incumbent Mayor Adrian Fenty, and then again in the November general election when “Write In” (the vast majority for Fenty) got 39% in Ward 2 (which includes Dupont-Logan) and 30% in Ward 1 (which includes most of the U Street corridor and surrounding neighborhood).

What sayeth you, Borderstanis? Should Gray resign from the office of DC mayor?

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