Poll shows conflicted feelings on Menino

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March 27, 2013, 5:29 pm
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(NECN: Greg Wayland, Boston) - A new poll from the Boston Globe has Boston Mayor Thomas Menino in good favors with his constituency, but some people are concerned about him running again.

The poll, released Wednesday, shows Menino with a 74-percent approval rating. After nearly 20 years as Mayor, some Boston residents want to see Menino continue his leadership.

"I think when a person believes in something, they should keep it alive," said Abdul McAllister, a shop owner in Boston's Grove Hall neighborhood.

But others are concerned for Menino and the city. After a lengthy hospitalization, there are health concerns for the 70-year-old.

"I think he did a lot for Boston and everything, but I think it's time for him to stop," said Daisy Settles, another city resident.

The same Boston Globe poll showed that only 43-percent of 440 adults polled think Menino should run again.

The conflicting data poses quite a question for both the Mayor and voters, with Menino needing to file for re-election by May 13 if he hopes to run again.

For more on the poll and Mayor Menino, watch the video above.

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