Perhaps Democratic state Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams isn’t the frontrunner in the race for Philadelphia’s next mayor after all?
A survey commissioned by former District Attorney Lynne Abraham’s campaign shows her running first in the Democratic primary election among seven announced and likely candidates, with 31 percent of the 600 likely voters polled saying they’d vote for Abraham.
Thirty-six percent of those polled said they were undecided, while 12 percent said they would vote for Philadelphia Council President Darrell Clarke, 9 percent for Williams, 5 percent for former state Sen. Milton Street, 3 percent for former city solicitor Nelson Diaz, 2 percent for fellow former city solicitor Ken Trujillo and 2 percent for former Redevelopment Authority director Terry Gillen.
The Washington, D.C.-based Mellman Group conducted the poll by land line and cell phones from Nov. 12 to 16.
Democratic state Rep. Dwight Evans, who is considering running for mayor, said he commissioned a poll that also shows Abraham leading the race with him in second place.