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Surprise? Americans "Dislike" LA

Public policy polling has released a popularity survey of 21 U.S. cities; Los Angeles ranks near the bottom



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    Public Policy Poll from April 12-15 of 900 American asking if they "like" or "dislike" Los Angeles.

    Here's something that may come as no surprise to many San Diegans - our neighbor to the north is not one of the most-liked cities.

    We often hear about how important Los Angeles is. While it may the second largest city in the United States American voters seem to have an impression of LA that is just as unfavorable.

    Some 900 American voters were asked earlier this month what they thought about 21 states.

    Turns out most love Seattle (ranked #1 with over 57 percent  favorability) and Portland (#2 with 52 percent of voters). supporting the city's reputation.

    The survey's least favorite city was Detroit with a 22 percent favoring it and 49 percent "not so much."

    Oakland and Los Angeles received negative ratings of 39 percent and 40 percent, respectively.

    Other cities in the popularity contest behind Seattle and Portland include Boston, Atlanta, Phoenix, New York, New Orleans, Houston, Salt Lake City, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Baltimore, Las Vegas, Chicago, Cleveland, Washington D.C., and Miami.

    Apparently, the respondents have never been to San Diego.

    The survey was released Friday by Public Policy Polling, a firm based in Raleigh, North Carolina, that was founded by businessman and Democratic pollster Dean Debnam.

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