Once again, the difference between blacks and whites is striking. Among white residents, 66 percent say they approve of the job Rhee is doing, while only 28 percent of African Americans do. And parents with children in D.C. public schools have basically reversed themselves on Rhee. In 2008, 54 percent of DCPS parent approved of her, but now 54 percent disapprove.
The poll comes on the heels on Rhee's most recent public relations debacle, which found her scrambling to explain why she bragged to Fast Company magazine that some of the 266 teachers she fired in October under a RIF could possibly have been fired for cause, including at least one who had been accused of having sex with a student.