Boston-based Emerson College released a late race poll (9/6-8; 600 Boston likely voters; interactive voice response system and through an online panel) for tomorrow’s primary election and confirms the pattern we have seen developing in this campaign. That is, City Councilor at-large Michelle Wu posting a strong lead with three others in a close contest for the second runoff position. Ms. Wu recorded 36% of the preference vote when the undecided voters were pushed for a response. City Councilor Annissa Essaibi-George is in second position at 18%, with fellow City Councilor Andrea Campbell in a statistical tie at 17%. Acting Mayor Kim Janey closely trails with 16%.
Since it is unlikely any of the candidates will secure majority support, the top two will advance to the November 2nd runoff election. Ms. Wu is virtually assured of finishing first, but the second position is clearly up for grabs. The office is open because former Mayor Marty Walsh resigned earlier in the year to become US Secretary of Labor.
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