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Another Day, Another Mayoral Poll

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Sep 10, 2010 2:40PM

Sheriff Dart
In what the Sun-Times is calling the "first Chicago mayor poll" - which we guess works as long as you don't count that other Chicago mayor poll - it seems that the front-runners are Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart and state Sen. James Meeks. The poll - which, like that other poll, ignored a few key potential candidates - came out like so, with a margin of error of 4.3 percent meaning these numbers actually don't mean a whole heck of a lot:

  • Dart -12 percent
  • Meeks - 10 percent
  • U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez -9 percent
  • U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. - 8 percent
  • Rahm Emanuel - 7 percent
  • City Colleges Board Chairman Gery Chico - 6 percent
  • CTA Board Chairman Terry Peterson - 4 percent
  • Cook County Assessor Jim Houlihan, Ald. Bob Fioretti (2nd), and 'Other' - each with 3 percent

Of course, the real leader in the poll? "Don't Know" which came in at 35 percent, further showing that the poll - conducted by McKeon & Associates of 600 registered Chicago voters - doesn't really mean a whole heck of a lot, especially considering the only person to declare his candidacy since Daley's announcement - City Clerk Miguel del Valle - isn't even included (or is relegated to 'other' status). Check out a few more details of the poll here and get ready for loads more as all the candidates sit on their hands and wait for the November deadline and, more likely, how the mid-term elections go so they know whether or not Rahm will run.