Poll: Troy Mayor's Facebook Fallout

City of Troy residents weigh in on Mayor Janice Daniels

Published On: Dec 15 2011 06:55:37 AM EST   Updated On: Dec 15 2011 08:02:56 AM EST
Janice Daniels
Troy, Mich. -

Troy Mayor Janice Daniels has been under fire for a Facebook post with a controversial statement that many consider anti-gay.

The page has since been deleted and Daniels has apologized, but some community members are still not supporting her.  Mayor Daniels has faced calls for her resignation.

Exclusive results of a Local 4/Detroit News poll show how the community views the controversy. The Glengariff Group, Inc. conducted a phone poll of 300 Troy voters, asking them specific questions about Mayor Daniels.

The poll found 23% of Troy voters view the mayor favorably, while 41.4% view her unfavorably.

Poll results also show 37% of Troy voters believe Daniels should resign from her position as mayor.  Meanwhile, 49.7% of the 300 voters polled say Daniels should remain mayor.

In terms of how many people had heard about the mayor's Facebook post, 94.7% of voters say they have heard about the controversy.

The survey was conducted December 12-14, 2011.  There is a +/-5.6% margin of error.