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Majority of D.C. residents say mayor should resign

Thursday - 7/19/2012, 9:33am  ET

WASHINGTON - More than half of District of Columbia residents say embattled Mayor Vincent Gray should resign.

A Washington Post poll ( http://tinyurl.com/ccxvbn8) published Thursday showed 54 percent of residents say Gray should resign. Thirty-seven percent say he shouldn't and 9 percent have no opinion.

The mayor's support is also dropping among his political base, with 48 percent of African Americans saying he should resign.

The poll of 1,002 adults has a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.

It was revealed last week in federal court that Gray's election was aided by $650,000 in illicit funds from a prominent government contractor. Three D.C. Councilmembers have called on Gray to resign. But Gray's supporters say he hasn't been charged and shouldn't resign if he didn't know about the shadow campaign.

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Information from: The Washington Post, http://www.washingtonpost.com


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