Internal Polling Shows Rahm Emanuel Vulnerable in 2019

Early internal campaign polls in the upcoming 2019 Chicago mayoral election show incumbent Rahm Emanuel is vulnerable, making another runoff similar to the 2014 election possible. A survey of 800 voters conducted in April for challenger Lori Lightfoot showed that just 31 percent of people said they would vote to reelect Emanuel, with 62 percent saying in a separate question they’d like to try another candidate, without mentioning a specific one. While the mayor’s office dismissed the poll and released its own numbers, those still have Emanuel under 50 percent, with 43 percent of respondents saying they’d vote for a third term for the mayor, and a 45 percent job approval rating. There are currently 10 candidates vying for the top spot in City Hall. (WGN) (Sun-Times)


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