Parker Campaign Releases New Poll In Race For Mayor

UPDATE:   The other campaigns decided against commenting on the Parker internal poll. They believe that Parker was trying to spin her  numbers prior to the release of a poll released by another TV station, that shows her running in second place.

It’s common  for political campaigns to release their own polling data to prove their side has the momentum in the race.

As we get closer to election day,  you can bet that all of the Houston Mayoral candidates are conducting internal polls to gauge how strong their support is citywide.

Today, the Annise Parker team released a survey that claims she is leading her opponents Peter Brown, Gene Locke and Roy Morales. 

Actually,  based on that campaign’s data, “undecided” is running  in second place.  

I’ll try to get reaction from the other campaigns, but in the meantime, here is the news release from Parker’s side.

New Poll Shows Parker in the Lead for Mayor  

Houston, TX – The Annise Parker for Mayor campaign released the results of a recent poll that show Parker in the lead. Peter Brown, Gene Locke, and Roy Morales trail behind and are still in a race to see who can make the run-off with Parker:

 Annise Parker: 27%

Peter Brown: 21%

Gene Locke: 17%

Roy Morales: 11%

Undecided: 24% 

“We have always known this would be a tight race,” said Adam Harris, Parker’s campaign manager. “We feel good about these numbers but we’re pushing now harder than ever.” 

Harris added that given the low turnout projected by many observers, the poll placed a particularly tight screen on likely voters to ensure getting the most accurate data. 

“Parker is also the most known and liked candidate in this race,” said Celinda Lake and Joshua Ulibarri of Lake Research Partners, the firm conducting the poll. 

The Parker Campaign posted a memo by Lake Research Partners describing the poll on its website at www.anniseparker.com/images/uploads/Parker_PollMemo_102609.pdf.

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