OAKLAND (CBS 5) — Oakland voters appeared unhappy Wednesday night with Mayor Jean Quan on two fronts – her overall job performance and her handling of the Occupy Oakland protests – according to a newly released KPIX-TV CBS 5 poll.

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The poll, conducted Wednesday for CBS 5 by the firm SurveyUSA, showed 72% disapproved of her handling of the protests, which resulted in a violent clash with police on Tuesday evening.

In addition, the poll results showed 56% felt the police response was too harsh, while just 30% said the police response had been about right.

As for Quan, the CBS 5 poll found her approval rating is now a dismal 20% — with 64% of Oaklanders disapproving of the job she is doing.

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By way of comparison, her approval rating was 28% in the last CBS 5 poll conducted on Oct 12; disapproval at that time stood at 53%.

The poll of up to 650 Oakland adults has a margin of error ranging from 3.8 to 4.4%, according to the pollster.

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Comments (12)
  1. Big G says:

    Quit talking about it & recall her!! She is out of her league. Not only that she denies having anything to do with the raid!! What a piece of work this clown is. Our fearless leaders walk around demanding we respect them, but it’s earned & truthfully, there might be about 5 or 6 leaders in this entire state that you could actually respect, the rest have along way to go towards getting any!!

  2. Beverly Hills says:

    The protest was totally mishandled. No other city acted this way. They weren’t harming anything/anybody. They weren’t even in the way. I commute to S.F. daily and pass their protesters. They were peaceful and didn’t bother people who didn’t want to be bothered. They are in all the major cities and yet only Oakland went off the deep end. Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Dallas, etc. etc. showed more class and patience than Oakland. Why is it Oakland always has to come off looking like “Thug Amierca”. We’re better than that.

    1. Unclesmrgol Dragon says:

      You weren’t paying enough attention. The difference was that Occupy Oakland, aka Obamaville 5, wouldn’t allow either police to patrol or paramedics to enter the encampment. That’s quite the opposite of peaceful and law-abiding.

      Each of these encampments has a very large anarchist element. Witness the handing out of handbills advocating shooting police officers at the Occupy Phoenix camp, aka Obamaville 7.

  3. Danno_a_JyD says:

    You get what you pay for, and someone WILL be paying for the damages caused by OWL there.

    Hope you get your monies worth. ;o)

  4. Canof Sand says:

    Nuke the site from orbit. It’s the only way to be sure.