Rahm Emanuel Opens Up a 28 Point Lead Over Challenger Garcia


Only 4 points separated the 2 back in February


Chicagotribune
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s lead over his rival in next week’s mayoral runoff, Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, has swelled to a commanding 28-point advantage, according to a new Chicago Tribune poll released this morning.

Emanuel leads Garcia, 58 percent to 30 percent, according to the poll, which was conducted March 25-29 by APC Research. Nine percent of voters were undecided.

The poll represents a shift toward Emanuel over the past two weeks. In the previous Tribune/APC Research poll, conducted March 6-11, Emanuel led, 51 percent to 37 percent.

The incumbent is propelled by massive margins among white voters, who back him, 72 percent to 25 percent. Emanuel also leads by a nearly-two-to-one margin among black voters, 53 percent to 28 percent. Garcia outpaces Emanuel among Hispanic voters, 52 percent to 36 percent