PHL-15: AFSCME Poll: Kenney 26 Williams 25 Abraham 22
They found ex-Councilman Kenney holding a one-point lead, 26% to 25%, over State Senator Anthony Williams 26% to 25%. Former DA Lynne Abraham is a close third with 22%.
No results for Doug Oliver, Nelson Diaz and Milton Street were given, although 18% of respondents are undecided. So, either the three candidates received a combined 9% of support or they weren’t included in the poll.
The survey did, however, break down the contest by race.
Among black voters, Williams receives 39% compared to Abraham’s 17% and Kenney’s 13%. For white voters, Kenney leads Abraham by a 43% to 30% margin while Williams receives 9%.
Also, Kenney leads Williams 37% to 23% among voters who regularly turn out in city elections.
Finally, each of the top three candidate’s name ID and favorability ratings were tested.
Eighty-four percent of respondents had heard of Abraham with forty-three percent giving her a favorable rating and twenty-six percent an unfavorable rating.
Meanwhile, Williams had a 74% name ID with a 40/17 favorable/unfavorable split.
Intriguingly, the poll’s leader Kenney had the lowest name ID (64%). His favorability rating was 40% while his unfavorability rating was 13%.
GBA Strategies conducted a survey of 587 likely Democratic primary voters on April 9-15, 2015 on behalf of AFSCME. More than 1-in-4 interviews were conducted via cell phone. This survey carries a margin of error of 4.1 percentage points at the 95 percent confidence level.