Skip to comments.ABC7 poll: Rahm Emanuel leading Chicago mayor's race
Posted on 02/09/2011 10:51:20 AM PST by SeekAndFind
February 8, 2011 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- ABC7's exclusive poll on the Chicago mayor's race provides a snapshot of how the candidates are doing as we head into the final two weeks of the campaign.
Rahm Emanuel's 54 percent share in the survey suggests an overwhelming lead, nearly quadrupling second place Gery Chico at 14 percent; Miguel del Valle was third at 8 percent followed by Carol Moseley Braun at 6; others at 3 and undecideds at 15 percent.
The ABC7 poll suggests that if the vote had been held during the survey, Emanuel had enough support citywide to win the election after the first round
The overall margin of error in the poll is plus or minus 4 percent; for white and African-American voters it is plus or minus 6 percent; and for Hispanic voters it is 12 percent.
The survey of 600 likely city voters was conducted exclusively for ABC7 by Richard Day Research. The respondents were contacted by telephone between February 3 and 7. It is the first independent poll to suggest that Rahm Emanuel had the support of over 50 percent of Chicago voters.
"Certainly if the election were the days that we were polling, it would have been 'one and done,'" pollster Richard Day of Richard Day Research told ABC7. "He gets majority with white voters. He gets a majority with African-American voters and a near majority with Hispanic voters."
Of the African Americans surveyed, 53 percent said they would vote for Rahm Emanuel, rejecting the black political leadership's call for a black consensus candidate.
"This day and age, it has to be for everyone, not just a particular voting bloc. Everyone needs to be interested in it," said Godfrey Lawson, a poll participant and Emanuel supporter.
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But Dead Fish is a close second.
I thought he was ruled ineligible. Then again, this is Chicago.
Seriously. BTW, is this a poll only of ABC"News" staff members?
Chicago LUUVVS their Thugs.
Politics in Chicago = Thugs and Goons Incorporated??
They’re just too stupid to know, aren’t they?
The people of Chicago pride themselves as being so tough. I guess that feeling is about to be put to the test.
Something is strange about this. Carol Moseley Braun at only 6%? She is black, a feminist, has been a US Senator and even an Ambassador. And sum up the African Americans, feminists and leftists in Chicago - and all she can manage is 6%????
Chicago apparently loves KAPOS too.
I am so surprised. Notttttt!
Wow - rotten to the core.
But who cares? That's just a peskey law...
To govern in the next 25 years is to take back what has wrongly been stolen from the public for the past 40 years to buy political favor.
Doesn’t this poll prove that blacks in chicago are uncle toms since they are choosing a white woman over a black woman?
This is absolute proof of just how broken our system really is. The truth is never allowed to come out anymore...it is all a marketing scam.
Why bother to have an election?
They already REDEFINED what “residency” means because he didn’t QUALIFY to be on the ballot. The court CHANGED the definition to accomadate the scumbag so I predict he will win. It wouldn’t matter if NO ONE voted for him. He will WIN anyway. That’s the way it is in Chicago!
Rahm is in place to ensure that Illinois stays in the Dem camp in 2012. Vote early and often.
So, Carol Mostly Brown has got 6-percent. Why is SHE running? They let her go at the 7-Eleven?
RE: Rahm is in place to ensure that Illinois stays in the Dem camp in 2012. Vote early and often.
Many people claimed that the Daley machine in Chicago handed the 1960 elections to JFK VIA FRAUD. Nixon, in fact, should have been President 8 YEARS EARLIER.
This looks suspiciously familiar. We’ve seen this movie before.
He’s ahead by 50 million votes, or something like that.
Carl Mostly Fraud would have been a better choice as mayor. She's totally incompetent (and corrupt). Between her and Governor Quinn, it would have been a race for the basement. With Rahmbi, it will still be certain, but slower(?).
I thought he was ruled ineligible.
Exactly. "Elections" in Chicago are nothing more than an extended coronation for the chosen "winner."
Chicago Tribune, January 27, 2011:
“The Illinois Supreme Court ruled today that Rahm Emanuel can stay on the ballot for mayor of Chicago, saying in a unanimous decision that he meets the state's residency requirements despite spending most of the last year as White House chief of staff.”
It’s Chicago. You can always count on them to choose the lowest level possible.
Is there a Republican sacrificial lamb selected yet for the “general?”
No racism there, is there?
And according to the Illinois State Supreme Court, because Deadfish kept some belongings in his rent house to save storage fees, that proves he was planning to retain residency. Beam me up, Scotty.
Emanuel had enough UNION support citywide to win the election.
Al Capone smiles
Nobody in their right mind bothers to do anything on the South side of Chicago. No pollsters will be getting an accurate take in that part of town. Oh to be sure twinkle-toes will win but Mosley-Braun will get a lot more than 6%. She will get 90% of the black vote. What ever percentage of Chicagoans that is I don’t know. But keep in mind Chicago, unlike New Orleans or Detroit, is not, as Nagin would say, a “chocolate city.”
RE: Is there a Republican sacrificial lamb selected yet for the general?
In Chicago, you might as well not hold an election, the results are PREDETERMINED.
Yes yes, but when do they start polling the living?
Take Rahm out to the ball game,
Buy him some peanuts and Cracker jacks,
I don’t care if he ever comes back,
I’ts root, root for the Chicago man,
If he don’t win, it would be a shame,
So Chicago, do your duty and keep Rahm fighting for you!
As if Chicago was capable of doing anything else?
Didn’t the Republicans stop their sacrificial lambs when Bernard Epton nearly won in 1983?
Sounds like a Hobson’s choice to me.
Illinois has 102 counties. I suspect you could get 101 to contribute to a fund that would sink Cook County to the bottom of Lake Michigan.
Without Cook County, the state wouldn’t be a bad place. With Cook County it’s an unmitigated disaster.