First mayoral poll results
Updated: Thursday, 23 Apr 2009, 1:52 PM CDT
Published : Tuesday, 21 Apr 2009, 10:30 PM CDT
AUSTIN (KXAN) - Austin voters are split three ways on who they want to support for mayor, with only single-digit percentage points separating the top three candidates, according to a KXAN-sponsored poll released late Tuesday.
And with the May 9 election just over two weeks away, nearly a quarter of local voters are still undecided.
City Councilman Lee Leffingwell edges ahead with 27 percent of support. He is followed closely by Mayor Pro-Tem Brewster McCracken at 24 percent. Former mayor Carole Keeton Strayhorn has 21 percent.
A full 22 percent are still undecided.
And candidates David Buttross and Josiah Ingalls have 4 percent and 2 percent, respectively.
Strayhorn polls lowest among male voters, but highest - with a slight edge - among young voters. Leffingwell is favored among older voters. Women are split on all three candidates.
Leffingwell polls lowest with black voters; McCracken is weakest among Hispanics.
For more detailed results, see the charts below.
For the poll, KXAN Austin News commissioned Seattle-based polling company Constituent Dynamics. The survey took place on April 19 to 20 with 1,001 telephone respondents, who were registered Austin voters. There is a margin of error of 3 percent.
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Below are the full poll results in chart form.
When answering the question, if the mayoral vote were today, how would you vote, people answered:
When asked: What issue most influences your vote, people answered:
When asked: Do you support an expanded commuter rail, people responded:
When asked: Do you support city tax incentives to attract new businesses to Austin, people answered: