The school superintendent Paul Fences and the county commissioner Brandon Johnsonthe two sides of the same Democratic Party in the electoral bid in the mayoral elections of Chicagoappear almost tied in the polls.
A Northwestern University opinion poll released Tuesday found that the two candidates each register the support of 44% of those surveyed, with which the decision is in the hands of 12% undecided.
The candidates also made one last push on the campaign trail on Monday with just eight days to go before the election.
Another poll conducted March 20-22 by Victory Research found that Vallas’ lead over Johnson narrowed from the previous poll from six to two percentage points, 46.3% versus 44.2%.
The change came after congressman and frustrated Chicago mayoral hopeful Jesus Garcia declared his support for Johnson.
With tens of thousands of Chicagoans already voting, Brandon Johnson and Paul Vallas are taking all the endorsements they can get before April 4 to win over last-minute voters.
Johnson, 47, a Cook County commissioner and a member of the Chicago Teachers Guild, has a little more advantage among voters under 49.
Vallas, who at 69 years old has a political career that includes superintendent of Chicago Public Schools and budget director for former mayor Richard Daley, has the support of 50.6% of voters 65 and older.
Vallas and Johnson came as finalists to the second electoral round after none of the nine candidates for Chicago mayoralty received more than 50% of the vote on February 28.
Among those who fell by the wayside are current Mayor Lori Lightfoot, who received 16.4% of the vote, and US Congressman Jesus Garcia, who received just under 14%.
With information from EFE
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Source: La Opinion