Nagin enjoys a very high approval level one year into his term. Approval of Nagin is somewhat racially polarized with whites intensely positive, and blacks positive, but less intensely. For example, 60% of whites ΓÇ£stronglyΓÇ¥ approve of Nagin, and 37% of blacks feel the same. There is very little disapproval of Nagin. Disapproval is also slightly affected by race, with more blacks disapproving than whites. However, we should emphasize that a large majority of blacks (73%) approve of NaginΓÇÖs performance as mayor.
Howell, Susan E., "A First Look at the Nagin Administration" (2003). Survey Research Center Publications. Paper 17.