Mayor Daley is now extremely unpopular in Chicago and his pushing of the 2016 Olympics has contributed to his historically low approval ratings. Despite what you are being told, the people of Chicago do NOT want the 2016 Olympics to come here.
As Olympics vote looms, Daley struggles
Dan Mihalopoulos - Chicago
September 13, 2009
...But with the pivotal Olympics decision three weeks away, Daley finds
himself in one of the most troubled periods of his long reign. Daley's
decision to lease the city parking meter system left motorists furious
over skyrocketing rates and balky machines. Then he fumbled in
explaining his promise that taxpayers would cover potential losses from
For the first time since he became mayor two
decades ago, Daley's critics outnumber his fans, a Tribune/WGN poll
found. The mayor's approval rating is at an all-time low of 35 percent
in Tribune polls, according to the new survey.