The authors of the Tulane poll, including the political consultant James Carville, said voters believed by two to one that the city was “on the wrong track,” and they compared the city’s mood to that of the nation “in the final year of the Bush administration.”
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TICK, TICK, TICK . . .: The moment is likely to pass with little notice, but at the stroke of noon Monday, term-limited Mayor Ray Nagin will begin his final year in office.
The City Charter mandates that every four years, the city's newly elected chief executive and City Council members are sworn in at midday on the first Monday in May.