Recent poll reveals Seattle residents favor Mayor Harrell but seek City Council shake-up

Jun 29, 2023
Written by WR Communications


Seattle citizens are generally positive about the city and a large portion endorse the work of Mayor Bruce Harrell, though the City Council’s approval ratings lag behind, as indicated by a recent survey.

A poll conducted earlier this month by Seattle Times and Suffolk University demonstrates that voters are yearning for a philosophical shake-up in the council, considering that seven out of nine seats are up for election this year.

In response to a query about their view on Seattle as a residential city, 40.8% of those surveyed considered it ‘good’, with 25.8% rating it as ‘excellent’. 23% labeled it as ‘fair’, while a minor 9.2% deemed it ‘poor’, and a mere 1% were either undecided or chose not to respond.

Views on city officials, however, varied. The majority of respondents displayed an optimistic outlook towards Mayor Harrell’s leadership, roughly halfway through his term, with 57.2% approving of his performance to date. 23.8% were undecided, and 18.6% expressed disapproval.


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