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In Mayor of Los Angeles Runoff, Garcetti Has Advantage over Greuel, 4 Weeks Till Early Voting Begins

SurveyUSA Operations - 03/28/13 11:53 AM

In a runoff election today for Mayor of Los Angeles, among the top 2 finishers in the 03/05/13 primary, Eric Garcetti leads Wendy Greuel 47% to 40%, according to a SurveyUSA poll conducted exclusively for KABC-TV.

There is a 23-point Gender Gap: Garcetti leads among men by 18 points. Greuel leads among women by 5 points. Garcetti leads among both whites and Latinos.

Garcetti’s coalition is broad: he leads, though in single digits, among Democrats, Independents and Republicans. He leads, though in single digits, among those with no college education, those with some college education and those with a 4-year college degree. He leads by double-digits among the least affluent. Garcetti edged Greuel by 4 points in the primary.

In the runoff for City Attorney of Los Angeles, challenger Mike Feuer builds upon his impressive 14-point primary win and today leads incumbent Carmen Trutanich in the runoff 49% to 31%. Feuer leads among young and old, male and female, white, black, Latino and Asian. Trutanich does best among the city’s least affluent voters, where he draws within 1 point of Feuer, but otherwise Feuer dominates.

Cell-phone and home-phone respondents included in this research: SurveyUSA interviewed 1,000 adults from the city of Los Angeles 03/23/13 through 03/26/13. Of the adults, 836 were registered to vote. Of the registered, 523 were determined by SurveyUSA to be likely to vote on or before the 05/21/13 runoff. Early voting begins 04/22/13. This research was conducted using blended sample, mixed mode. Respondents reachable on a home telephone (77% of likely voters) were interviewed on their home telephone in the recorded voice of a professional announcer. Respondents not reachable on a home telephone (23% of likely voters) were shown a questionnaire on their smartphone, tablet or other electronic device.

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