|Mallahan Has Early Edge in Seattle Mayor Contest: 7 weeks until votes are counted in the non-partisan race for Seattle Mayor, businessman Joe Mallahan has a slight early advantage, according to this latest exclusive KING-TV poll conducted by SurveyUSA. Today, 09/15/09, Mallahan gets 41% of the vote; community organizer Mike McGinn gets 36%. 23% are undecided.
Neither candidate gets a majority in any demographic group. Mallahan, who finished a fractional point behind McGinn in the 8-candidate August 18 primary, runs strongly among voters age 50+, among Asian American voters, among Republicans, and among both conservatives and moderates. McGinn is strongest among the youngest voters and among liberals.
Mallahan leads by 8 points among women, and by 3 points among men.
Among those with household incomes greater than $50K, Mallahan leads by 9 points.
Among those with incomes below $50K, McGinn and Mallahan are effectively even.
Among college graduates, Mallahan leads by 8 points.
Among those who did not graduate college, the two candidates are effectively even.