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Hermene Hartman

Hermene Hartman

Posted: January 6, 2011 12:17 PM

N'DIGO, an urbane Chicago weekly, conducts polls as changes occur in the mayoral race. The polls are conducted online, via e-mail and social networks. Anyone can indeed participate, as they are open to the public.

Given our readership demographic, these polls are People's Polls, designed to measure the pulse of urbane Chicago, and we have never deemed them to be scientific.

Rahm Emanuel, a frontrunner in the mainstream media, doesn't fare too well in the N'Digo People's Polls; Carol Moseley Braun, however, fares well.

Neil Steinberg of the Chicago Sun-Times criticized the poll we conducted in November, in a column that dismisses Carol Moseley Braun as a serious contender.

Thereafter, we posted a new poll to measure the people's pulse after Rev. James Meeks withdrew from the race. A total of 474 participated in the online poll. (Danny K. Davis's name was included in the poll, although he recently bowed out).

These results, again, are contrary to major media polls that place Rahm Emanuel as the frontrunner. These results show anybody but Rahm. These are the results of the latest N'Digo poll:

If the primary mayoral election were held today, which candidate would receive your vote?

Carol Moseley Braun
45.1

Gery Chico
14.1

Danny K. Davis
9.2

Miguel del Valle
4.0

Rahm Emanuel
26.3


If the primary election for Mayor of Chicago were held today, who would get your vote between these two candidates?

Carol Moseley Braun
65.3

Rahm Emanuel
34.6


If the primary election for Mayor of Chicago were held today, who would get your vote between these two candidates?

Rahm Emanuel
40.2

Gery Chico
59.9


If the primary election for Mayor of Chicago were held today, who would get your vote between these two candidates?

Danny K. Davis
56.7

Rahm Emanuel
43.2


If the primary election for Mayor of Chicago were held today, who would get your vote between these two candidates?

Miguel del Valle
54.9

Rahm Emanuel
45.2

Self-Reported Demographics

Those who took the poll identified themselves overwhelmingly as: African American, (47.2); Democrats, (67.9); female (52.2); and 46 years of age and older (43.5).

The important issues to these participants are education, jobs and crime, and surely that is in agreement with polls conducted by the mainstream media.