A new poll shows Houston City Controller Annise Parker leads her main opponents in the race to become the city’s next mayor, though most respondents to the 11 News/KUHF Houston Public Radio poll of likely voters remain undecided.
“The numbers show Annise is well-positioned to win, but they also show that money will be extremely important in this race,” said Shawn Werner, a deputy political director at the Victory Fund, which has endorsed Parker. ”The high number of undecided voters will shrink as candidates get their messages out through mail, tv and radio ads, and that’s very expensive to do. So it’s really important that campaigns raise enough money to stay competitive.”
According to 11 News:
“The vast majority of voters are still undecided about who to vote for,” said 11 News political expert Bob Stein. “They’re simply unfamiliar with the candidates.”
In the poll, Houston Controller Annise Parker leads among the four main candidates, with 13.2% of respondents telling us they plan to vote for her. Former city attorney Gene Locke is behind Parker, but within the margin of error, at 9.6%. City Council member Peter Brown has 5.2% support, and Harris County Board of Education member Roy Morales has the backing of 2.8% of likely voters.
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