ATLANTA MAYORAL RACE: New poll shows shakeup at top

By: Dave Huddleston

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ATLANTA - We’re just a few days away from Election Day, and the race to become the next mayor of Atlanta is heating up.

The newest WSB-TV, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Landmark Communications poll was released Friday and it shows a shakeup at the top.

We asked 750 likely voters, "If the election for Mayor of Atlanta were held today, for whom would you vote?"


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Keisha Lance Bottoms is now the front-runner, separated from Mary Norwood by two points.

Pollster Mark Rountree said Norwood's campaign has flat-lined.

"Whatever message she has been advocating has not put her in the 30s. It has not propelled her into first place," Rountree told Channel 2's Dave Huddleston.

Bottoms and Norwood are the only candidates with 20 percent of the vote. The other candidates are far behind.

Rountree said there's still a chance another candidate could slide into a run-off position, but it's going to be tough.

"If get out the vote matters, that could have an impact," Rountree said.

According to Rountree, Peter Aman hasn't been able to push past 12 percent. He said Cathy Woolard and Vincent Fort increased their results, but trail by more than double digits.

And after picking up key endorsements and lots of money, Rountree said Ceasar Mitchell's message hasn't connected with voters.

"I think it will be a run-off between Mary Norwood and Keisha Lance Bottoms," Rountree said.

Undecided voters now make up less than 6 percent of the total. 

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