Savage and Kelly Equally Preferred as Next HRM Mayor
HALIFAX: While the municipal elections are more than a year away, and with considerable speculation regarding the potential mayoral candidacy of Mike Savage, former Dartmouth-Cole Harbour MP, it would appear that such a race would be highly competitive at this point in time, according to the most recent survey conducted by Corporate Research Associates, Inc. Among decided voters, Mike Savage (46%) is perceived by residents in the Halifax Regional Municipality to be as preferable as the next mayor for the municipality as the incumbent Peter Kelly (47%), while seven percent prefer neither of these potential candidates.
Kelly has the edge in the former City of Halifax, while Savage has the edge in the former City of Dartmouth. The Bedford/Sackville area and the remainder of the municipality are evenly split between the two possible candidates for mayor.
Kelly’s support, perhaps surprisingly, decreases with age, as well as with income and education levels, while support for Savage increases with age, income, and education. Females are more inclined to support Kelly, while males are more likely to support Savage.
These results are part of the CRA Halifax Urban Report, an independent survey of Halifax Regional Municipality residents. The results are based on a sample of 403 adult residents, conducted from May 3 to May 14, 2011, with results accurate to within ± 4.9 percentage points, 95 out of 100 times.
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