Michael Nutter has taken the lead in the mayor’s race — the third man to lead this bumpy, ever-changing race, according to a new Daily News Keystone Poll released May 9, 2007. But the poll also finds a great deal of “uncertainty and potential for change” among the city’s Democratic voters.
Nutter’s poll numbers have jumped from 12 percent in the April poll to 31 percent now. Tom Knox polled at 21 percent; Chaka Fattah, 13 percent; Bob Brady, 11 percent; and Dwight Evans, 3 percent. Twenty-one percent were undecided, say the pollsters, the Center for Opinion Research of the Floyd Institute for Public Policy at Franklin & Marshall College.
THE NEXT MAYOR: “However, this race remains extremely volatile. One in five voters remains undecided in the race. Even when pushed to make a choice, one in seven Democratic voters remains truly undecided. And even those who say they’ve decided might change their minds: two in five voters – a whopping 41 percent! – are “still making up their minds” about their choice, even if they’ve said they prefer one candidate.”
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