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With just over a month to go before the April 1 mayoral primary, most voters in D.C. say they are satisfied with how things are going in the city. That's according to a new "NBC4/WAMU/Washington Informer/Marist" poll.

Of Democrats polled, 74 percent say the city is headed in the right direction — 22 percent say the city is on the wrong track.

The poll surveyed 738 registered Democrats last week by phone and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.6 percentage points.

"We have District residents, including a majority of Democrats, telling us they are satisfied with Gray's job performance as mayor and they are pleased with the direction the District is going," says Lee Miringoff, director of the Marist Institute for Public Opinion. "So those are very positive pluses for an incumbent seeking reelection."

But does that satisfaction with the direction of the city translate into support for Mayor Gray in the crowded primary race? The full results of the poll, including where things stand in the mayor's race, will be available on the web tonight at 11 p.m. and on-air tomorrow during Morning Edition.

All eight Democratic candidates will join us here at WAMU 88.5 tomorrow evening for a special live D.C. Mayoral Candidate Forum, hosted by Kojo Nnamdi with WAMU reporters Kavitha Cardoza and Patrick Madden. The debate will air live from 7 to 9pm on WAMU 88.5 and streaming at WAMU.org.

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