Businessman Richard Skorman and homebuilder Brian Bahr are the frontrunners in the race for mayor, according to a poll commissioned by Bahr’s campaign.
The results of the poll could not be independently verified, and the word on the street is that other polls show Councilman Tom Gallagher or commercial real estate broker Steve Bach in second place.
Bahr’s campaign said it paid for an automated telephone poll that captured nearly 3,000 active registered voters “who indicated they planned to vote” in the April 5 municipal election.
The poll was conducted over six days with equal weighting across every ZIP code in the city.
Respondents were asked who they would support for mayor.
According to Bahr’s campaign:
Skorman got 25 percent
Bahr got 21 percent
Gallagher got 14 percent
Bach got 13 percent
“No other candidate was above 5 percent,” Bahr’s campaign said in a press release.
If none of the candidates win by a majority April 5, the two top voter-getters will face off in a run-off in June.
“It appears that Brian Bahr and Richard Skorman are positioned to face each other in the run-off,” Gabe Joseph, of Virginia-based ccAdvertising, which conducted the poll, is quoted as saying.