Savage Continues To Be Preferred Choice for HRM Mayor
HALIFAX: Among the various candidates both declared and undeclared, Mike Savage is the overall preferred choice for Mayor of the Halifax Regional Municipality, according to the most recent Urban Report Survey from Corporate Research Associates Inc.
Among those with a stated preference, 41 percent would support Mike Savage for Mayor, while 37 percent would support Peter Kelly. Howard Epstein, another rumoured candidate, is preferred by 13 percent, followed by six percent who favour Tom Martin and one percent who favour David Boyd, the two declared candidates for Mayor. Twenty-nine percent are either undecided or would prefer none of the candidates.
In a straight contest between Mike Savage and Peter Kelly, Savage continues to have a lead, with 53 percent of decided voters in support of his potential candidacy and 41 percent supporting the incumbent. This is consistent with the last poll conducted in August.
Savage continues to have an advantage in voter support in the former cities of Halifax (60% vs. 34%) and Dartmouth (60% vs. 35%), while Kelly has a clear advantage in the Bedford/Sackville area (58% vs. 37%). The two potential competitors for Mayor have equal support in the other more rural areas of the municipality. Savage’s support increases with household income and age of the voter.
These results are part of the CRA Halifax Urban Report, an independent survey of Halifax Regional Municipality residents. The overall results are based on a sample of 400 adult residents, conducted from November 2 to November 16, 2011, with results accurate to within +4.9 percentage points, 95 out of 100 times.
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