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D.C. mayor polls: Gray maintains advantage

Christopher Dean Hopkins

(Cross-posted from Mike DeBonis's blog)

Good news and bad news for Mayor Adrian M. Fenty in two new polls released Wednesday.

The heartening news: Both show Vincent Gray with a narrower lead in the mayoral race than was shown in the Washington Post poll released 10 days ago. The deflating news: Both still have Gray with a significant lead, and one shows Gray's lead growing since three weeks ago.

One, an automated telephone poll conducted from Aug. 30 to Sept. 1 by Public Policy Polling for Washington City Paper and WAMU-FM has Gray ahead of Fenty 50 percent to 39 percent among registered Democrats, with a 3.5 point error margin. The other, a live-caller poll of 492 likely Democratic primary voters conducted Tuesday by Clarus Research Group, has Gray ahead by seven points, 45 to 38, with a 4.4 point margin.

Read the full post at Mike DeBonis's blog.

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  |  September 8, 2010; 7:55 PM ET
Categories:  2010 District Election , Mayor Fenty , Mike DeBonis , Vincent C. Gray  
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I vote for results, I vote Fenty to continue moving this city forward. We will be facing tough economic times in the future and I hear Gray wants to raise taxes instead of cutting programs from the budget. That would allow Gray to stay Mr. Nice Guy? Early voting shows there is strong support for Fenty. Now we will see who actually gets out and votes as the polls are only a small sampling of registered voters.

Posted by: voter20 | September 9, 2010 7:30 AM | Report abuse

I will vote for Gray. He has demonstrated the ability to work with of all residents of the city. I also feel no matter what Taxes will go up. Look at the projects Fenty has ushered in. They will cost money$$$$.

Posted by: khalidshaheed | September 11, 2010 12:53 AM | Report abuse

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