CHICAGO -- Monday was the last full day of campaigning before Chicago’s civic election Tuesday. With so many voters still undecided, Chicago’s five candidates for mayor have been hitting the streets hard working to lock down all the support they can before Election Day.
Incumbent Mayor Rahm Emanuel is fighting to avoid a runoff. He says he’s taking nothing for granted tomorrow. He met with seniors this Monday morning, first at North Park Village, then he stopped at Admiral by the Lake and then onto the Breakers Senior Home. He ended the day by greeting potential voters at an L stop.
Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia also spent time Monday at CTA stops then campaigned later in the day at the Gale Street Inn on the Northwest Side.
Alderman Bob Fioretti met with Bulls fans at the Billy Goat Tavern Monday night.
Perennial candidate William “Dock” Walls held a last-minute meeting with campaign workers on the South Side.
A final poll ahead of tomorrow's election shows, as others have, that Mayor Emanuel does not have the clear backing he needs to avoid a run-off on April 7th. While he leads the Ogden & Fry poll, it does not show Emanuel with the 50 percent plus 1 he needs.
The random sampling shows the mayor with 48-percent support, Jesus “Chuy” Garcia has 26.5 percent, Willie Wilson with 15 percent, Bob Fioretti with 7 percent and just 3 percent support for William “Dock” Walls. The poll has a margin of error under 4-percent.