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Chicago Mayoral Race: Different Polls, Different Front-Runners

September 10, 2018 - 4:24 pm

(WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- As voters wait for potential Chicago mayoral candidates to announce their intentions, new polls are pointing in different directions. 

A poll commissioned by the Service Employees International Union shows a quarter of 600 surveyed supported Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, who is still considering whether to run.

“Undecided” was in second place—with 19 percent—and former schools chief Paul Vallas was in third place, with 16 percent. It should be noted that SEIU is friendly to Preckwinkle. 

Meantime, another poll indicated Congressman Luis Gutierrez – another potential mayoral candidate – in front with 21 percent, followed by former Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy and, third, Preckwinkle.  

Candidate Dorothy Brown complains, in a statement, that she was not included in some of these polls.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced last week he won't seek re-election. That has made an already crowded field of contenders even bigger.