Results of SurveyUSA Election Poll #20205
 
7 Weeks to Los Angeles Mayor Primary, Garcetti Leads Crowded Field:

In a primary election for the open seat of Mayor of Los Angeles, 4 candidates are in double-digits, with Eric Garcetti first among them, according to a SurveyUSA poll conducted for KABC-TV in Los Angeles.

City councilman Garcetti gets 26% today among likely primary voters, followed by city controller Wendy Greuel at 18%, and broadcaster Kevin James and councilwoman Jan Perry at 12%. 4 others are farther back. Early voting begins in 3 weeks. Should any one candidate get 50% + 1 vote in the 03/05/13 primary, he or she will be elected Mayor. With an 8-person field and 4 viable candidates, that is unlikely. More likely: the top 2 finishers in the primary will advance to a 05/21/13 general election.

* Garcetti's support is male, moderate and Latino.
* Greuel's support is white, older, educated and affluent.
* Perry's support is black, female and middle-income.
* James's support is young, male, Republican and disproportionately Asian.
* 1 in 5 voters are undecided; candidate order may change as voters focus on the contest.

In the election for City Attorney of Los Angeles, incumbent Carmen Trutanich today edges Mike Feuer 27% to 21%, SurveyUSA finds. Greg Smith is at 14%. Noel Weiss is at 10%.

Trutanich has a broad-based coalition: He gets 27% of the vote among whites, 27% among blacks, 27% among Latinos, and 27% among Asians. Assemblyman Feuer runs well among males, senior citizens and the most affluent voters. 28% of likely voters are undecided, 7 weeks till ballots must be returned.

Cell-phone and home-phone respondents included in this research: SurveyUSA interviewed 1,000 city of Los Angeles adults 01/12/13 through 01/15/13. Of the adults, 863 were registered to vote. Of the registered, 544 were determined by SurveyUSA to be likely to vote in the 03/05/13 primary. This research was conducted using blended sample, mixed-mode. Respondents reachable on a home telephone (80% of likely voters) were interviewed on their home telephone in the recorded voice of a professional announcer. Respondents not reachable on a home telephone (20% of likely voters) were shown a questionnaire on their smartphone, tablet or other electronic device.

 
There are 8 candidates on the primary ballot for mayor of Los Angeles. If the primary were today, who would you vote for? Jan Perry? Emanuel Pleitez? Eric Garcetti? Wendy Greuel? Addie Miller? Kevin James? Norton Sandler? Or Yehuda Draiman?
544 Likely VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncome
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.3%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / Cell PhoLandlineRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80K
Jan Perry12%8%16%9%16%12%12%12%12%6%33%13%8%20%10%3%17%5%9%13%11%8%18%9%10%17%9%
Emanuel Pleitez4%6%3%9%5%1%1%7%1%4%1%7%1%14%2%1%4%11%3%6%4%0%5%5%6%4%4%
Eric Garcetti26%29%22%26%24%27%27%25%27%21%11%35%20%29%25%17%29%24%20%29%26%22%31%24%26%26%25%
Wendy Greuel18%16%20%11%16%20%30%13%24%27%13%12%18%2%22%14%20%15%13%20%21%13%15%21%9%16%27%
Addie Miller3%4%2%3%6%1%1%4%1%3%5%2%6%2%3%4%2%6%7%1%4%10%2%2%4%2%4%
Kevin James12%16%9%16%16%8%8%16%8%16%13%7%22%13%12%28%6%19%21%9%11%15%9%14%10%11%13%
Norton Sandler2%3%2%5%3%1%1%4%1%4%2%2%0%4%2%3%2%3%2%3%2%1%2%3%3%1%3%
Yehuda Draiman2%2%2%6%0%1%1%3%1%5%0%1%0%1%2%6%2%0%5%2%1%0%0%4%4%0%3%
Undecided20%16%23%15%14%30%19%15%25%15%22%22%25%15%21%24%19%17%20%18%21%31%17%19%28%22%12%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Likely Voters100%50%50%26%29%27%18%55%45%35%10%44%12%20%80%19%64%16%21%43%31%11%33%56%28%38%35%
 
 
Los Angeles will also elect a City Attorney. If the primary for City Attorney were today, who would you vote for? Carmen Trutanich? Noel Weiss? Mike Feuer? Or Greg Smith?
544 Likely VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncome
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.3%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / Cell PhoLandlineRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80K
Carmen Trutanich27%25%29%25%27%32%24%26%28%27%27%27%27%21%29%19%28%31%22%28%26%25%29%25%25%27%26%
Noel Weiss10%10%10%12%10%14%4%11%10%12%6%11%8%12%10%12%11%8%14%9%12%4%7%14%14%9%10%
Mike Feuer21%26%16%22%24%12%28%23%18%25%8%21%16%33%17%15%22%23%16%25%21%7%23%22%10%22%30%
Greg Smith14%16%12%22%11%11%11%16%11%12%20%14%15%17%13%26%12%8%20%13%12%23%15%12%18%12%11%
Undecided28%22%34%20%28%32%33%24%32%23%39%27%34%17%31%29%27%30%27%26%28%42%25%27%33%29%23%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Likely Voters100%50%50%26%29%27%18%55%45%35%10%44%12%20%80%19%64%16%21%43%31%11%33%56%28%38%35%