State Rep. Mary Nolan
(D-Portland) has pulled even in her challenge to City Commissioner Amanda Fritz
with less than two weeks to go before the May 15 primary election.
A new KATU poll
conducted by SurveyUSA shows Nolan with 34 percent and Fritz with 31 among likely voters. The survey has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.2 percent.
There’s still a lot of ground for either woman to gain: the poll shows 36 percent of respondents haven’t made up their minds or favor another candidate.
A poll made public by Fritz
in March had her leading Nolan 44-10. But a DHM Research survey
released by OPB and Fox 12 last week showed Fritz had 32 percent and Nolan 25.
Fritz is running for a second term.
The same survey shows Steve Novick
is well ahead in his race to fill the City Council seat being vacated by Randy Leonard. Novick has 49 percent, while the other candidates in the race are pulling a combined 27 percent. Another 24 percent of voters remain undecided.
In non-partisan city council races, if no candidate gets a majority of votes on May 15, the two top finishers head into a runoff in the November general election.