AUSTIN (KXAN) - Austin voters are split three ways on who they want to supportfor mayor, with only single-digit percentage points separating thetop three candidates, according to a KXAN-sponsored poll releasedlate Tuesday.
And with the May 9 election just over two weeks away, nearly aquarter of local voters are still undecided.
City Councilman Lee Leffingwell edges ahead with 27 percent ofsupport. He is followed closely by Mayor Pro-Tem Brewster McCrackenat 24 percent. Former mayor Carole Keeton Strayhorn has 21percent.
A full 22 percent are still undecided.
And candidates David Buttross and Josiah Ingalls have 4 percentand 2 percent, respectively.
Strayhorn polls lowest among male voters, but highest - with aslight edge - among young voters. Leffingwell is favored amongolder voters. Women are split on all three candidates.
Leffingwell polls lowest with black voters; McCracken is weakestamong Hispanics.
For more detailed results, see the charts below.
For the poll, KXAN Austin News commissioned Seattle-basedpolling company Constituent Dynamics. The survey took place onApril 19 to 20 with 1,001 telephone respondents, who wereregistered Austin voters. There is a margin of error of 3percent.
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KXAN Austin News is partnering with the Lyndon B. Johnson Schoolof Public Affairs' Center for Politics and Governance (CPG) and theLBJ School student organization CLASS to provide the only majorbroadcast, multi-platform Austin Mayoral debate.
Below are the full poll results in chart form.
When answering the question, if the mayoral vote were today, how would youvote, people answered:
When asked: What issue most influences your vote, peopleanswered:
When asked: Do you support an expanded commuter rail, peopleresponded:
When asked: Do you support city tax incentives to attract newbusinesses to Austin, people answered:
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