By Rosalind Rossi, The Chicago Sun-Times
Chicago voters are evenly divided on Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s job performance — with increasing numbers giving him negative reviews, according to a poll released by the Chicago Teachers Union Tuesday.
Forty-seven percent of likely voters polled in late March rated Emanuel’s job performance as “poor’’ or “just fair”— 16 percent more than did so in August.
Another 47 percent said he is doing an “excellent” or “good” job — six percent fewer than in August.
The jump in the mayor’s negative ratings is well outside the poll’s margin of error for those questions, 5.6 percentage points in this poll, noted pollster Daniel Gotoff of Lake Research Partners, which conducted the poll for the Chicago Teachers Union just as it is locked in contract talks with the district.