Garcetti, Greuel lead for mayor
A poll by the Sol Price School of Public Policy and the Los Angeles Times indicates that mayoral candidates Eric Garcetti and Wendy Greuel are neck and neck in the Los Angeles City primary election on Tuesday.
The poll, conducted betweenÂ Feb. 24-27,Â found that L.A. City Councilmember Garcetti had support from 27 percent of voters, while City Controller Greuel had 25 percent.
Kevin James, the only Republican candidate in the race, garnered 15 percent of the vote, while Jan Perry had support from 14 percent of voters questioned.
Approximately half of the voters in favor of Garcetti or Greuel said they might change their vote before the election.
Twenty-six percent of voters said the top issue in the election is balancing the cityâ€™s budget, with 18 percent saying job creation and 17 percent saying education reform.
The pollâ€™s margin of error for the poll was plus or minus 4.4 percent.
The winner of the primary election will advance to the runoff election in May 21.