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New Poll of Richmond Mayor’s Race: Morrissey Continues to Lead, Followed by Berry, Stoney and Baliles

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Verrry interesting poll results in the Richmond Mayor’s race, particularly compared to the August 30 poll which had it as Joe Morrissey 28%- Jack Berry 16% – Michelle Mosby 10% – Jon Baliles 9% – Levar Stoney 7%.

Now, according to a poll commissioned by the Richmond Association of Realtors, it’s: Morrissey 29% (+1 point)-Berry 25% (+9 points)-Stoney 14% (+7 points)-Baliles 12% (+3 points)-Mosby 7% (-3 points). In addition, “Two percent of voters said they were supporting one of the other three candidates – Bobby Junes, Bruce Tyler or Lawrence Williams (Tyler dropped out of the raceon Tuesday afternoon). Eleven percent of those surveyed said they are undecided.”

Also crucial:

Morrissey also strengthened his position at the district level, with comfortable leads in four districts in eastern and southern Richmond — the 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th — and somewhat narrower leads in two other districts: the 5th and the 3rd.

Berry led in the three districts that center on the West End, the Fan District and the Forest Hill Avenue corridor: the 1st, 2nd and 4th.

To be elected mayor, a candidate must win in five of nine voter districts. If no candidates meet that threshold, the top two vote-getters citywide advance to a runoff election that would be held Dec. 20.

So…with 40 days to go, it looks like Joe Morrissey – despite all his, uh, “baggage” – holds a solid lead in the race for the next Mayor of Richmond, with Jack Berry not far behind and Levar Stoney gaining ground.  Should be a fascinating final stretch…stay tuned!

  • MrPeanutButter

    The Richmond Association of Realtors is backing Jack Berry, so this should be looked at as effectively a Berry internal poll.

    • The articles I read on this all indicate that although the poll was done by a group backing Berry, the results themselves ring true/pass the “smell test.”

  • Former LG Bill Bolling (R):

    I’m not a resident of the City of Richmond, but I do consider myself a citizen of the Richmond region. Therefore, I want to see the city elect a strong and capable Mayor, and the prospects of Joe Morrissey winning this election is very disturbing to me. There is only one candidate that has a realistic chance of stopping Morrissey, and that is Jack Berry. I worked with Jack in Hanover County. He is a good man, he loves Richmond, and he would make a great Mayor. I encourage everyone to rally around his candidacy. We cannot allow Joe Morrissey to become Mayor of our Capitol city.