The poll shows that 56 percent of registered voters disapprove of Gusman’s performance, which has been focused for several months on balancing the running of the jail with building a new prison and negotiations over federally mandated changes. That dissatisfaction stands in sharp relief with that of Mayor Mitch Landrieu, who enjoys a 65 percent approval rating as the city’s top executive.

Mark Moseley

Mark Moseley blogs at Your Right Hand Thief. Until mid 2014, Mark Moseley was The Lens' opinion writer, engagement specialist and coordinator for the Charter Schools Reporting Corps. After Katrina and...