The polls have it, the latest at least, compliments of Fox 32's Mike Flannery: Da Mayor won't even make the playoff! She gone, as Sox announcer used to say . . .
Keeping in mind the one poll that trumps all a few days from now . . .
. . . Election day!
CHICAGO - A new voter opinion survey conducted by M3 consultants finds Paul Vallas and Brandon Johnson leading the nine-candidate contest for mayor of Chicago.
FOX 32 News has obtained exclusive details of the polling.
Former Chicago Public Schools CEO Vallas emerges as the clear frontrunner, with Teachers Union staffer Johnson leading a three-way battle for second place. Should no candidate receive at least 50% plus one vote next Tuesday, the top two finishers will compete in an April 4th runoff election.
That’s the second day of counting, on which it seems that Madam Mayor will not appear. She will be gone.
Fox 32’s Flannery, continued day before yesterday:
When M3 contacted 416 likely Chicago voters this week, it asked whom they supported for mayor. The initial questioning found Vallas at 32%, Johnson 18%, Mayor Lori Lightfoot 14%, and Congressman Chuy Garcia 12%. Fourteen percent were undecided.
When the undecided voters were forced to pick a candidate – as they must in order to cast a mayoral ballot by Tuesday – it was Vallas 33%, Johnson 20%, Lightfoot 18%, and Garcia 13%. Given that the survey is accurate to within plus or minus 4.8 percentage points, Johnson could be in a statistical with Lightfoot and/or Garcia.
So. Vallas stayed strong, others close enough to each other to follow-up spot in playoff.
Latest poll shows Paul Vallas widening lead, no clear 2nd place candidate
This is the latest poll to challenge Mayor Lightfoot’s claim that the contest is now essentially a two-person battle between her and Vallas.
"I’m the only one that has the chance and the opportunity and the certainty of beating back Paul Vallas," Lightfoot declared this week.
Chuy chipped in:
Congressman Garcia responded Wednesday: "The mayor likes to construe things to put herself as a contender. I think she has serious problems. She's not had a good week — a good week and a half, as a matter of fact. She's trying to hang on for dear life."
From elsewhere came the irrepressible Willie Wilson, offering Lori, if he’s elected, a police escort out of town back to Ohio!
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