This is what I’ve been waiting for — someone independent locally to do a poll on the mayoral and city attorney’s race. We have deliberately held off on publicizing the polls that partisans have commissioned and tried to pass along.
KGTV Channel 10 appears to have commissioned SurveyUSA, which has a pretty good record so far on the national presidential elections, to poll the two local races.
Mayor Jerry Sanders is up 40 percent to Steve Francis’ 36 percent in SUSA’s mayoral poll. There is 17 percent undecided. Check it out here.
In the city attorney’s race, the poll has incumbent Mike Aguirre leading the pack with 29 percent but City Council President Scott Peters got 17 percent of the poll and the two Republicans — Councilman Brian Maienschein and Judge Jan Goldsmith — each polled at 15 percent. That’s 47 percent going for one of Aguirre’s chief rivals. Undecideds make up 18 percent of the poll. Here’s the poll.
If that’s true, Aguirre will need to get all the undecideds, plus some, to stay city attorney. I’m having trouble picturing the kind of voter who would be for Peters or either of the Republicans but then willing to switch to Aguirre if their dog lost the primary race.