A new Mainstreet poll shows that Calgary Mayor Nenshi’s approval ratings have dropped by ten percent in just a few months.
In January, he had a pretty low disapproval rating at 31% and today he’s sitting at 41% according to research conducted on 831 Calgarians on March 10.
For a mayor that once enjoyed an approval of over 80%, that’s a big deal.
The time is ripe for a heavy hitter, or even someone with charisma that appeals to the public, to enter the mayoral race. After all, Nenshi himself was a virtual unknown and surprised everyone by winning the election with savvy use of social media to promote his campaign.
Watch my video to see who I think could beat Mayor Nenshi in the civic election this coming October! So far, nobody with that kind of charisma or name recognition has entered the race to take Nenshi on, which means he’ll likely win unless somebody does.
We have former Alderman Andre Chabot sitting at 9%, entrepreneur Shawn Baldwin with 6%, former alderman candidate David Lapp at 4% and some lady from the Communist League that supports the Cuban socialist revolution at 3%. Urban agriculture crusader and food activist Paul Hughes has also recently entered.
While I don’t disagree with everything Nenshi says, under his leadership we’ve seen taxes increase and a lot of wasteful spending. On social media, he talks down to citizens and we have a City Council that’s making bad decisions and spending our tax dollars on fancy renovations and unnecessary projects, new vehicles, art projects while unemployment rates continue to rise.
It’s time for a change in management at Calgary City Hall, yet, nobody is stepping up at what appears to be the perfect time.