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ABC7 poll: Rahm Emanuel leading Chicago mayor's race
ABC Local ^ | 02/09/2011 | Charles Thomas

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at abclocal.go.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: chicago; mayor; rahmemanuel

1 posted on 02/09/2011 10:51:28 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
Chicago must have a latent predilection for Homo Ballerinas
2 posted on 02/09/2011 10:52:48 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: SeekAndFind
Why bother polling.
In fact, why bother with the election.
3 posted on 02/09/2011 10:53:30 AM PST by AU72
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To: SeekAndFind
Carol Moseley Braun is the mayor Chicago deserves.

But Dead Fish is a close second.

4 posted on 02/09/2011 10:53:40 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun." -- Barry Soetoro, June 11, 2008)
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To: SeekAndFind

I thought he was ruled ineligible. Then again, this is Chicago.


5 posted on 02/09/2011 10:55:31 AM PST by Ingtar (Together we go broke (from a Pookie18 post))
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To: AU72
Why bother with the polling? Why bother with election?

Seriously. BTW, is this a poll only of ABC"News" staff members?

6 posted on 02/09/2011 10:55:34 AM PST by Obadiah (Smitty Werbenjagermanjensen. He was #1.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Chicago LUUVVS their Thugs.


7 posted on 02/09/2011 10:55:42 AM PST by Jerry Attrick
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To: SeekAndFind

Politics in Chicago = Thugs and Goons Incorporated??


8 posted on 02/09/2011 10:56:19 AM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: SeekAndFind

They’re just too stupid to know, aren’t they?


9 posted on 02/09/2011 10:56:33 AM PST by fwdude (Anita Bryant was right.)
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To: SeekAndFind

The people of Chicago pride themselves as being so tough. I guess that feeling is about to be put to the test.


10 posted on 02/09/2011 10:56:38 AM PST by Bitsy
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To: SeekAndFind
This no surprise whatsoever.

It was in the bag before he left DC.

Chicago is a 'fixed' city...it is in the hands of those in power and it will never change.
11 posted on 02/09/2011 10:56:47 AM PST by FrankR (The Evil Are Powerless If The Good Are Unafraid! - R. Reagan)
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To: SeekAndFind

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%????


12 posted on 02/09/2011 10:56:58 AM PST by PGR88
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To: Jerry Attrick

Chicago apparently loves KAPOS too.


13 posted on 02/09/2011 10:57:59 AM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: SeekAndFind

I am so surprised. Notttttt!


14 posted on 02/09/2011 10:58:12 AM PST by dforest
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To: SeekAndFind

Wow - rotten to the core.


15 posted on 02/09/2011 10:58:22 AM PST by MichaelCorleone (Sarah Palin is America's Margaret Thatcher)
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To: SeekAndFind
Too bad he's not legally eligible to serve, like someone else he knows.

But who cares? That's just a peskey law...

16 posted on 02/09/2011 10:58:51 AM PST by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party Of No! No Socialism - No Fascism - Nobama - No Way!)
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To: SeekAndFind
The era of give aways to obtain office and hold onto power is fast coming to a close. There is nothing left to give.

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.

17 posted on 02/09/2011 11:00:25 AM PST by blackdog
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To: PGR88

Doesn’t this poll prove that blacks in chicago are uncle toms since they are choosing a white woman over a black woman?


18 posted on 02/09/2011 11:01:17 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Green Bay Packers - SuperBowl 45 champs)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


19 posted on 02/09/2011 11:02:56 AM PST by surfer (To err is human, to really foul things up takes a Democrat, don't expect the GOP to have the answer!)
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To: SeekAndFind

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!


20 posted on 02/09/2011 11:03:19 AM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: SeekAndFind

Rahm is in place to ensure that Illinois stays in the Dem camp in 2012. Vote early and often.


21 posted on 02/09/2011 11:04:18 AM PST by kabar
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To: SeekAndFind

So, Carol Mostly Brown has got 6-percent. Why is SHE running? They let her go at the 7-Eleven?


22 posted on 02/09/2011 11:06:49 AM PST by RexBeach
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To: kabar

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.


23 posted on 02/09/2011 11:07:08 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

He’s ahead by 50 million votes, or something like that.


24 posted on 02/09/2011 11:07:15 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (BO + MB = BOMB -- The One will make sure they get one.)
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To: kabar
Rahm was elected when he was restored to the ballot after he was disqualified. At that point, the election was over and now it's just a matter of publishing the numbers city hall wants the public to know. The actual vote count is irrelevant because the Daley machine will manufacture enough votes to make Rahmbo the winner by a comfortable margin.

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(?).

25 posted on 02/09/2011 11:14:06 AM PST by MasterGunner01 (To err is human; to forgive is not our policy. -- SEAL Team SIX)
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To: SeekAndFind

I thought he was ruled ineligible.


26 posted on 02/09/2011 11:15:42 AM PST by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: AU72
Why bother polling. In fact, why bother with the election.

Exactly. "Elections" in Chicago are nothing more than an extended coronation for the chosen "winner."

27 posted on 02/09/2011 11:20:44 AM PST by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: ViLaLuz
Nope, Rahm was restored by the IL Supreme Court decision.

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.”

28 posted on 02/09/2011 11:21:48 AM PST by MasterGunner01 (To err is human; to forgive is not our policy. -- SEAL Team SIX)
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To: SeekAndFind

It’s Chicago. You can always count on them to choose the lowest level possible.


29 posted on 02/09/2011 11:22:01 AM PST by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Is there a Republican sacrificial lamb selected yet for the “general?”


30 posted on 02/09/2011 11:22:10 AM PST by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: SeekAndFind
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.

No racism there, is there?

31 posted on 02/09/2011 11:23:38 AM PST by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


32 posted on 02/09/2011 11:23:58 AM PST by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: MasterGunner01
What has Rahm ever run in his life except that sinecure at Fannie Mae and WH COS? Running a major city is the biggest job this loser will ever have. What makes you think that he is more competent and less corrupt than Carol Mostly Fraud?
33 posted on 02/09/2011 11:26:26 AM PST by kabar
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To: SeekAndFind

Emanuel had enough UNION support citywide to win the election.
Al Capone smiles


34 posted on 02/09/2011 11:33:35 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: SeekAndFind

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.”


35 posted on 02/09/2011 11:37:03 AM PST by Graneros ("The difference between genius and stupidity is; genius has its limits." — Albert Einstein)
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To: ScottinVA

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.


36 posted on 02/09/2011 11:37:32 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Yes yes, but when do they start polling the living?


37 posted on 02/09/2011 11:43:24 AM PST by Seruzawa (If you agree with the French raise your hand - If you are French raise both hands.)
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To: kabar
On the contrary, Rahm can't run it any more that Carol Mostly Fraud. Rahm won't take the city into oblivion quite as fast as Carol would. No matter who the winner is, Chicago is a kamikaze mission waiting to happen. It's not a matter IF Chicago will crash; it's a matter of WHEN Chicago will crash.
38 posted on 02/09/2011 11:47:05 AM PST by MasterGunner01 (To err is human; to forgive is not our policy. -- SEAL Team SIX)
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To: SeekAndFind

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?


39 posted on 02/09/2011 12:50:13 PM PST by Theodore R. (Rush was right when he said America may survive Obama but not the Obama supporters.)
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To: ScottinVA

Didn’t the Republicans stop their sacrificial lambs when Bernard Epton nearly won in 1983?


40 posted on 02/09/2011 12:52:02 PM PST by Theodore R. (Rush was right when he said America may survive Obama but not the Obama supporters.)
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To: MasterGunner01

Sounds like a Hobson’s choice to me.


41 posted on 02/09/2011 3:23:47 PM PST by kabar
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To: kabar

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.


42 posted on 02/09/2011 7:30:54 PM PST by MasterGunner01 (To err is human; to forgive is not our policy. -- SEAL Team SIX)
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