An internal poll memo released by the Wilda Diaz Campaign shows the incumbent Perth Amboy mayor with a 16-point lead over her nearest challenger, according to a Global Strategy Group poll of 300 likely November general election voters.
The polling firm conducted the poll from October 1-3.
From the poll memo…
- There is a wide stature gap between Wilda Diaz and other candidates for Mayor of Perth Amboy. A majority of voters (50%) say they have a favorable opinion of Mayor Diaz while less than one third (29%) have an unfavorable opinion of her. Billy Delgado (32% favorable/23% unfavorable) and Frank Salato (21% favorable/20% unfavorable) are less well-known and less popular among those who are familiar with them.
- Diaz currently holds a 16-point lead in the race for Mayor. Diaz earns 34% of the vote in a six-person race for Mayor. Billy Delgado (18%), Frank Salado (7%), Robert McCoy (7%), Miguel Morales (5%) and Sharon Hubberman (2%) all trail by wide margins.
- Diaz is leading across key populations in Perth Amboy. Mayor Diaz holds a broad, double-digit lead with a diverse coalition of Latino voters (+16), white voters (+22), younger voters 18 to 44 (+18) and seniors (+21). She also holds a significant lead in every region of Perth Amboy.
The bottom line is this: Wilda Diaz holds a solid lead with voters in the 2012 race for Mayor of Perth Amboy. Diaz’s broad base of support from all corners of the city mean that she is in strong shape for re-election this November.