14 News is getting a look at what people in Evansville think about the current progress in the city. Specifically, what they think about the man in charge- Mayor Lloyd Winnecke.
The results of that poll, which was paid for by Mayor Winnecke's campaign, were made public this weekend. It surveyed 300 likely voters.
When it comes to the impression those voters have of the mayor, 76 percent say they have a favorable impression, while 16 percent say they have an unfavorable impression.
When it comes to his job performance 74 percent of those polled say they approve, while 20 percent disapprove.
A number the mayor's campaign is really looking at is this one. 62 percent, that's over six in 10 people, say they would re-elect Winnecke. 26 percent say they would prefer someone else.
When it comes to the current direction of the city, 56 percent polled say the city is headed in the right direction. 30 percent say the city is on the wrong track.
Winnecke tells 14 News that he's very pleased with the numbers.
"I think our hard work is really the key to the numbers and the fact that people see us everywhere, and they say that a lot, 'Mayor, you're everywhere.' Well, we're out a lot. We work our tails off on behalf of the city and I think it shows. People sense there's a lot of positive progress going on in the city. I think you can feel that in just about every aspect of the city," he says.
The mayor says the numbers are better than the poll conducted this time last year.
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