Rahm Closing on 50%
- Mayor Rahm Emanuel is closing in on the majority he needs to win re-election and avoid a runoff, but nearly 1 in 5 Chicago voters remain undecided a week before Election Day, a new Chicago Tribune poll found.
The survey found that Emanuel has boosted his favorability and job approval ratings among voters after millions of dollars in TV ads, while support for top challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia may be stalling as he starts to air his own ads in the closing days of the campaign.
The poll, conducted Wednesday through Sunday, found Emanuel at 45 percent support — just shy of the 50 percent-plus-one-vote benchmark he needs to avoid an April 7 runoff election against the second-place finisher. Cook County Commissioner Garcia had 20 percent support, while Ald. Bob Fioretti and businessman Willie Wilson each had 7 percent backing. Community activist William "Dock" Walls had 2 percent, while 18 percent said they were undecided.
C'mon people - anyone but Rahm is the way to go. Get out there and vote.