A worsening homeless crisis, continued COVID outbreaks and a winter storm on the way has Kansas City voters noticing an absence of leadership at City Hall amid the darkest days of the pandemic.
To wit . . .
TKC POLL/SURVEY SEYZ KANSAS CITY VOTERS THINK THE MAYOR SHOULD'VE FOCUSED ON LOCAL PROBS RATHER THAN PLAYING SUPER BOWL AMBASSADOR!!!
Now, the sample size was about 500 and taken not just from a newsletter project we're working on behind the scenes but also gleaned from recent social media responses to the mayor we've seen this week from voters we could identify who live within city limits. Respondents were typically male, leaned conservative but were equally divided among Black, White & Latino. Responses from female voters were weighted more significantly given that it's pretty much a sausage fest around here . . .
Our only finding . . .
At least 54% of KCMO voters TKC surveyed had a negative view of Mayor Q's trip to Tampa.
Interestingly . . .
Nearly 3/4ths of all JoCo voters who responded or sent word our way viewed the mayor's trip negatively.
There's a lot of reasons for this opinion but here are a few of the better responses we've received . . .
"It's hypocritical. The Mayor is asking people to stay safe and stay at home but he's going to the biggest party in the country. That's not leadership. It's 'Do as I say but not as I do' -- I expected better from him. This was an opportunity to take his own advice. He failed, big time."
A prediction . . .
"If it snows more than an inch in KC we're going to need some serious help on our streets. The mayor living it up in Tampa shows us that he doesn't care about the management of our city. He just wants to be a celebrity."
In support of Mayor Q . . .
"It's his job to promote Kansas City. You can't blame him for it. For him, it's probably not as fun as people think. The Super Bowl is also part of getting things back to normal. He has been vaccinated so he's not putting anyone at risk.
Btw, GO CHIEFS!"
Alternative take and a reply we had to grade as neutral . . .
"Nobody cares about the politicians at the game. It may be a big deal to a few people but the game is about the players and the final score. The mayor can watch wherever he wants, most people at the game won't even know who he is . . ."
A terse response . . .
"Q's a young guy. It's obvious that he just wants to party. Who cares if KC is going down the tubes while he enjoys his comps. Sad."
Feel free to challenge KICK-ASS TKC SCIENCE but it should be clear we're being generous with our study and the average voter likely disputes the mayor's publicity tour during a pandemic.
You decide . . .