Rogero Poll Says Rogero Leading Knoxville Mayor’s Race

A recent poll conducted on behalf of Knoxville mayoral candidate Madeline Rogero’s campaign shows her with a 2-to-1 lead over her next-closest rival among five candidates in the race, reports the News Sentinel.
According to the campaign’s poll, Rogero was backed by 40 percent of those surveyed, compared to 20 percent for Ivan Harmon. Mark Padgett received 13 percent, while 22 percent of respondents were undecided.
The race’s other two candidates, Bo Bennett and Joe Hultquist, split the remaining 5 percent.
The poll was taken among 600 likely Knoxville voters July 18-20 by Public Policy Polling of Raleigh, N.C. The results, which were released by the Rogero campaign Monday, have an plus/minus error margin of 4 percent.
…Harmon, 63, who has served terms as a county commissioner, city councilman and county school board member, said his campaign’s internal polling among 3,000 likely voters in early May put him at a close second to Rogero.
,,,Padgett, 33, said a poll of 400 likely voters taken on behalf of his campaign within the past two weeks put him within 7 points of Rogero — he was at 24 percent compared to Rogero’s 31 percent.

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