Moseley Braun Surges in Recent Teamsters Poll
January 8, 2011-‐ -- A recent Teamsters/Anzalone poll shows Carol Moseley Braun closing in on Rahm Emanuel in the upcoming February 22nd mayoral primary election. This is the second Teamsters/Anzalone poll to survey the mayoral race. 26% of respondents surveyed from January 4-‐6 voiced their support for Moseley Braun, doubling her support from the last poll commissioned by Teamster Joint Council 25. The first poll showed Moseley Braun in third place, with 13%.
Mike Noonan, campaign manager for Carol Moseley Braun released this statement regarding the latest poll:
“We know that Mr. Clinton and Emanuel have a relationship. But if Rahm is going to invite his buddies to Chicago to campaign for him then he ought to invite his friend Bart Stupak, who along with Rahm took a woman’s right to choose out of the health care bill. He ought to invite his buddy Tom Tancredo who blocked the Dream Act. Or he can have his friend Leland Brendsel stop by. Brendsel was in charge of Freddie Mac and played a huge role in the mortgage meltdown, and was a major Rahm contributor."
“This poll is a reflection of what we see every day. Chicagoans are attracted to Carol Moseley Braun’s vision for the future of Chicago. They are energized by her plan to end the parking meter lease, her plan to keep our streets safe, and her plan to ensure that every child can walk safely to a quality public school in their own neighborhood. Chicagoans recognize that this election provides them with a choice. We can choose between millionaires who will protect the status quo or we can choose Carol Moseley Braun, who will fight for all Chicagoans. Our support has increased because we are reaching out to every neighborhood. We are attending forums, meeting people at L stops, coffee shops and front doors. This poll is especially encouraging because we aren’t running millions of dollars’ worth of television advertisements. We are doing this as a grassroots movement from neighborhood to neighborhood.”
Anzalone Liszt Research conducted the poll for Chicago Teamsters Joint Council 25 with N=500 live telephone interviews with likely 2011 municipal election voters from January 4-‐6, 2011. Respondents were selected at random, with interviews apportioned geographically based on past voter turnout. Expected margin of sampling error is ±4.4% with a 95% confidence level.