Poll puts Bowser with commanding lead over Catania
A recent poll conducted by Economic Growth D.C. puts Democratic mayoral nominee Muriel Bowser in the lead for the Nov. 4 election. Bowser received 45 percent of the votes from the poll’s 800 likely voters, whereas opponents David Catania and Carol Schwartz received 33 and 12 percent, respectively.
Seven percent of likely voters are still undecided, however, and there’s a lot of evidence to suggest that the city’s black voters, which account for nearly half of D.C.’s population, are very divided this time, compared to prior elections.
Bowser’s lead, however, has only grown since the last round of polling, in which Catania was eight percentage points behind. Polling data suggest that, while Catania has a majority of white votes, Bowser’s commanding lead among likely black voters makes up for this small disadvantage.
Perhaps sensing their position, Catania’s campaign just put out new advertising calling attention to Bowser’s former adviser who is now accused of corruption. The ads are Scandal-themed and suggest that Bowser will be a corrupt mayor.
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