General Election Poll shows Roberts with 17-point lead

A recent survey among likely general election voters in Charlotte’s 2015 Mayoral Election shows former County Commissioner Chair Jennifer Roberts currently leads by 17 points and with a majority of the vote. Results of the live survey of 400 likely voters show Roberts at 52 percent and her opponent, Edwin Peacock, at 37 percent.

“I am thrilled my message that good schools and good jobs go hand in hand continues to resonate with Charlotte voters,” said Roberts. “I will work hard to make sure we continue the conversation with voters in every corner of our city.”

The poll, commissioned by Lake Research Partners, surveyed 400 likely general election voters from October 8-11.

Major findings of the poll include:

Roberts strong lead includes most demographic groups. She has large leads among women (+33 points), registered Democrats (+65), registered unaffiliated voters (+22), and African Americans (+67). She leads in every major region of the city.

Voters know and like Jennifer Roberts. Sixty-one percent of voters have a personally favorable view of her, while just 22% have an unfavorable view. That represents a nearly 3:1 favorable to unfavorable review of Roberts.

Peacock is less known.  A third (31%) of voters have no opinion or have never heard of Peacock. Forty-two percent of voters have a favorable opinion of Peacock while 28% are unfavorable.

Methodology: Lake Research Partners designed and administered this survey, and it was conducted by telephone using professional interviewers October 8-11, 2015. The survey reached a total of 400 likely 2015 voters in Charlotte, NC. Interviews were conducted on both cell and landlines. The data were weighted slightly by gender, region, race, age, party identification, and partisan score. The margin of error for the total sample is +/- 4.9% and larger for sub-groups. 

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