A new Tulchin Research poll finds that Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is the clear frontrunner in the 2019 race to succeed Rahm Emanuel as Mayor of Chicago. Our poll finds that Preckwinkle, who is known nationally for her record on criminal justice reform and expanding access to healthcare and who would become the first African American woman to lead the city as mayor, currently holds a double-digit lead over her closest competitors and leads her most likely runoff opponents in hypothetical head-to-head match-ups.
Preckwinkle leads the current field of candidates with 22 percent of the vote while Susana Mendoza (12%), Bill Daley (10%), and Paul Vallas (10%) are locked in a tight contest for second place and the chance to face Preckwinkle in a runoff election. All other candidates are currently attracting only single-digit support and 19 percent of voters remain undecided. Preckwinkle leads Daley in a runoff scenario by a margin of 49% to 31% and leads Mendoza in head-to-head vote by a margin of 42% to 39%.
Tulchin Research has been honored to work with President Preckwinkle over the past several years to advance her bold reform agenda and we are proud to be a part of her historic campaign for mayor.
You can read our poll memo here.