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May 13, 2015

Poll: Kenney leading mayoral race

Jim Kenney holds a 27-point lead over Anthony Hardy Williams and Lynne Abraham

Politics Mayoral Race
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Then-Philadelphia Councilman (now current Mayor-elect) James Kenney speaks before Mayor Michael Nutter signs legislation that broadens equality protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people living and working in the city, Thursday, May 9, 2013.

Jim Kenney holds a 27-point lead over his closest competitors in the Democratic mayoral primary, according to an independent poll commissioned by NBC10, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News and

Kenney was favored by 42 percent in a survey of 600 likely voters released less than one week before the election. The poll places him far in front of Anthony Hardy Williams and Lynne Abraham, who each were favored by 15 percent. Another 14 percent remained undecided.

Nelson Diaz was favored by 5 percent. Doug Oliver and Milton Street were each favored by 3 percent. 

The poll, which has a margin of error of plus or minus four points, was conducted May 9 to 11 via telephone interviews by National Research Inc., based in Holmdel, N.J. The firm typically does polling for Republican candidates. It was chosen for this survey because of its track record and because it has no ties to any of the Democratic candidates..