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Mark Poloncarz’s first year

Survey respondents rate county executive on 18 characteristics (1, poor, to 5, excellent)

Characteristics Rating

Work ethic 3.89

Intelligence 3.84

Ethical standards 3.68

Fiscal management 3.52

Credibility 3.50

Quality of staff 3.45

Sensitivity to all geographic areas of county 3.36

Effectiveness in dealing with issues brought to his attention 3.35

Willingness to take unpopular stands 3.32

Accessibility 3.29

Leadership ability 3.23

Independence 3.21

Getting results 3.21

Willingness to compromise 3.16

Initiating proposals 3.15

Transparency 3.14

Temperament 3.10

Vision 3.01

Overall average 3.36

Source: Buffalo News survey of 117 respondents

Rating Poloncarz on the issues

Top grade was for Bills lease, bottom grade for controlling taxes

Issue Rating (1, poor, to 5, excellent)

Negotiating a new lease with the Bills 3.85

Supporting libraries, arts and culturals 3.79

Maintaining county parks 3.44

Improving local economy 2.94

Improving county jail 2.93

Controlling county taxes 2.87