New Poll: Roberts leads nearly 2 to 1

Poll shows Roberts leads nearly 2 to 1 over nearest opponent

Former Chairman of County Commission viewed favorably among all voting groups

A new poll of likely primary voters in the Charlotte race for mayor shows Jennifer Roberts with a nearly 2 to 1 lead over her nearest opponents.

The poll shows Jennifer Roberts with 30 percent support and Michael Barnes and Dan Clodfelter with 16 percent each. David Howard had 9 percent support.

“This poll confirms what we have been hearing out in the community,” said Roberts. “People support my proven record of creating jobs and supporting education and they know I will continue to work hard for Charlotte families.”

The poll, conducted by Lake Research Partners and commissioned by the Roberts campaign, surveyed 400 likely primary voters from June 17-21.

Major findings of the poll include:

• Roberts is well-liked and her favorability is both broad and deep. Overall 76% of voters rate Roberts favorably, with 46% saying they have a very favorable opinion. Just 5% of voters rate her unfavorably.
• Voters support the job Roberts did as Chairman of the Mecklenburg County Commission. Overall, 72% of likely voters rate Roberts’ job performance as either excellent (31%) or good (41%).
• Roberts leads opponents among every measurable demographic group. She leads among both white (32%) and African American (26%) voters.

“In summary, former County Commission Chairman Jennifer Roberts leads the Democratic Primary for Charlotte Mayor. Seven-in-ten voters like her personally and support the job she did on the Commission,” says Joshua Ulibarri of Lake Research. “She leads her closest opponents by 14 points and leads among every measurable demographic group. She is the favorite to win this primary.”

Methodology: Lake Research Partners designed and administered this telephone survey, using professional interviewers, with 400 likely voters in the September primary in Charlotte. The survey was conducted June 17-21, 2015. Telephone numbers for the sample were generated from a list of registered voters in North Carolina. The margin of error for the total sample is +/- 4.9 percentage points.


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