Patch Poll: Will NATO Summit Give the Chicago Region a Global Boost?
In an earlier poll, 59 percent of voters in the six-county metropolitan area and 58 percent of city voters agreed that hosting NATO would improve Chicago's international standing.
Geneva, Switzerland. London. The Hague. And now, Chicago?
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has touted the NATO summit as a way to showcase Chicago on an international stage, and much of the Chicago area agreed with that notion, according to a Tribune/WGN-TV poll, conducted days before the NATO Summit began.
A total of 59 percent of voters in the six-county metropolitan area and 58 percent of city voters agreed that hosting NATO would improve Chicago's international standing, the poll found. About 3 out of 10 surveyed disagreed.
"If everything goes smoothly, it's a great opportunity for Chicago to step outside the shadows of other major cities in the U.S. and the world," Marc Hetherington, a professor of political science at Vanderbilt University, told the Tribune.
Now that the NATO Summit is winding down today, Monday, May 21, do you agree with this early poll?