RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — ChamberRVA just conducted a large-scale survey to predict the results of the upcoming Richmond mayoral election. Their results found that while Joe Morrissey still leads in the race, the gap has narrowed, and two other candidates are polling close behind him.
According to the survey, if the election was held today, Joe Morrisey would receive 20 percent of the vote, Jack Berry would receive 17 percent, Lavar Stoney would receive 15 percent, Jon Baliles would receive 6 percent, Michelle Mosby would receive 4 percent. Bobby Junes and Lawrence Williams both received less than 1 percent of the vote in the poll.
Importantly, the survey also found that 38 percent of respondents were undecided at the time of taking the survey.
The survey comes before a major mayoral debate being held Monday at the Altria Theater.
The survey was conducted between Oct. 5 and 11 and took samples from a list of registered voters in the City of Richmond.
The survey polled 1,850 people who intend to vote in the election and required a minimum of 200 responses from each voter district in the city.
According to the poll, the margin of error in the study was +/- 2.3 percent, with a 95 percent confidence level.
Otherwise, the survey also asked those surveyed which issues they thought were most important in the city.
The top five issues, according to this survey were 1) improving Richmond Public Schools 2) Reducing Crime 3) Delivering basic services such as filling potholes, collecting garbage and paving streets 4) Bringing more business and job opportunities to Richmond 5) Changing the housing project system that segregates poor people into a few neighborhoods
Click here to view the mayoral survey results.
Click here to view more information about the people who participated in the study: chamberrva-mayoral-survey
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