WXIA – July 19, 2017 – It’s Déjà vu for mayoral hopeful Mary Norwood. With just over 100 days until votes are counted in the election for Atlanta’s next leader, Norwood leads the crowded ticket. Among 18 candidates, 27% of likely voters said they’d vote for her if the election was today.
That number was more than double her closest competitor: 10% for City Council President Ceaser Mitchell.
- Mary Norwood: 27%
- Ceasaar Mitchell: 10%
- Keisha Lance Bottoms: 9%
- Kwanza Hall: 9%
- Vincent Fort: 8%
- Peter Aman: 6%
- Cathy Woolard: 6%
- John Eaves: 4%
- Ten other candidates have 1% or less
The large field makes a run-off likely, so the real question is how support will split in a two-person race. Norwood leads among African American voters with 19%, compared to 15% for Mitchell and 14% for Bottoms. Norwood’s support is older: she gets 38% of the vote among seniors.
The longer a likely voter is an Atlanta resident, the more likely they are to swing to Norwood’s side. Hall and Mitchell tie among those who have lived in Atlanta less than 10 years. But among those that have lived in the city more than 30 years, Norwood gets three times the support of her nearest rivals.