We started this week by telling you of a private poll that showed Councilwoman Mary Norwood doing better than many people thought – and within reach of winning the race for mayor of Atlanta without a runoff.
And we end the week with a WSB-TV/InsiderAdvantage poll that says nearly the same thing: Norwood, 39 percent; Lisa Borders, 24 percent; and Kasim Reed, 17 percent. The undecided vote stands at 13 percent.
Margin of error is plus-or-minus 3 percentage points; 734 likely voters participated in the robo-call survey.
Norwood shows a statistically significant, 6-point increase in her lead over a WSB/InsiderAdvantage poll conducted two weeks ago – which can be attributed to a new, effective presence on TV via two 30-second spots.
Like that private poll, the newest IA poll shows Norwood winning a plurality of the African-American vote. For those with a subscription, IA CEO Matt Towery has posted his crosstabs here.
Many will still quibble with the Nov. 3 electorate that Towery has modeled, which supposes that young voters between 18 and 29 will make up 30 percent of the electorate. But this is what horse races are all about.
One note: We received a report today from political veteran who became part of the IA survey. He said the voice on the robo-call was Towery himself – and that the delivery was crisp and clean.
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