Bratina gets mixed reviews in mayoral poll
A new poll shows Hamiltonians have mixed feelings about Mayor Bob Bratina’s first year in office.
The Forum Research poll shows 57 per cent of respondents approve of the job Mayor Bob Bratina is doing in office.
However, only 35 per cent of the 408 respondents in Hamilton said they would vote for him again.
Of the mayors in Canada’s largest cities, only Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and Montreal Mayor Gerard Tremblay ranked lower. Thirty per cent of Toronto respondents said they would vote to re-elect Ford and 21 per cent of respondents would vote for Tremblay in the next municipal election.
The poll asked residents to gauge their feelings about their mayors. It included Canada’s 15 largest cities – Brampton, Calgary, Edmonton, Halifax, Hamilton, Laval, London, Mississauga, Montreal, Ottawa, Quebec City, Surrey, Vancouver, Winnipeg and Toronto.
Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion had the highest approval rating and was second-most likely to be re-elected. Quebec City mayor Regis Labeaume was the most likely to be re-elected, with just under seven out of 10 people saying they would cast their ballots for him again.
It was conducted by phone from October 21 - 23 and is considered accurate within a 1.5 per cent margin of error, 19 times out of 20.
The results come on the one-year anniversary of Bratina’s election win. The mayor will be making his first state of the city address in Carlisle Tuesday afternoon.