PPP Poll: Undecided Holds Large Lead in Philly Mayoral Race

Philly-City-Hall1We are just under a year away but already the 2015 Democratic primary for the Mayor of Philadelphia is shaping up to be an intriguing race.

According to a new PPP poll, 41% of respondents were undecided on which Democratic candidate to support. The report came from Troy Graham of the Philadelphia Inquirer, who revealed that the survey was commissioned by the campaign committee of City Controller Alan Butkovitz.

City Council President Darrell Clarke lead the field with 14% with Butkovitz a close second with 12%. Other candidates polled included Councilman Frank Rizzo Jr., a former Republican and son of the late mayor, at 10%. As well as Councilman James F. Kenney (7%), former State Sen. T. Milton Street (4%) State Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams (2%) and former City Solicitor Ken Trujillo (1%).

Since the poll was commissioned by Butkovitz it should be taken with a grain of salt. For example, PPP tested a head-to-head matchup between Butkovitz and Williams in which the former lead 22% to 11%.

Williams garnered attention just this week when he hired 270 Strategies in anticipation of a probable run. Therefore, it is possible Butkovitz released these results to show his support is stronger than Williams’.

The Democratic primary for Mayor of Philadelphia will be held in May 2015.

June 3rd, 2014 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Local races, Top Stories | 4 Comments

4 thoughts on “PPP Poll: Undecided Holds Large Lead in Philly Mayoral Race”

  1. Kathleen3 says:

    A PPP poll is the equivalent of a poll conducted by Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi. No one with an IQ higher than their shoe size gives credit to these polls.

  2. One of the people polled says:

    This was a high quality poll. It tested “next August’s race for mayor”. And was full of comical errors.

    They asked. Then it pushed Butkovitz’s three messages, praising him, then tested. I wonder what counts they showed?

    Why not release the entire memo? Oh yeah, it would show Butkovitz’s to be a weak candidate. Trailing not just Williams and Clarke, but probably Kenney and Rizzo.

  3. Philly Progressive says:

    David Diano, another well crafted insight into the political realm. You are the master at pulling back the curtain and revealing the true motivation behind those who lead our government. On behalf of all PoliticsPA readers, I just want to give you a heart felt “thank you.”

  4. David Diano says:

    “the poll was commissioned by Butkovitz”

    Who just ran for controller last year, and whom his opponent accused of planning to run for mayor and not serve out his term.

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