A majority of Scottsdale residents say their city is headed in the right direction, and they favor Mayor Jim Lane over two opponents heading into the Aug. 30 election, according to a new poll.
Mayor Lane leads challenger Bob Littlefield, a former Scottsdale city councilman, 37 percent to 20 percent, while small business owner Bill Crawford gets 5 percent. The poll shows that nearly 40 percent of residents are still undecided. More than 56 percent of residents believe Scottsdale is on the right track, while only 22 percent say it’s on the wrong track.
The poll, conducted by the Summit Consulting Group of Phoenix, surveyed 400 residents in Scottsdale between April 22 through April 25. It had a margin of error of plus or minus at 4.9 percent.
Scottsdale Strong, a nonprofit group that advocates for sensible and pragmatic economic development, commissioned the poll, according to a press release.
“As the campaign season kicks off, we wanted to get a pulse of how Scottsdale voters feel about issues that affect their city,” said Tim LaSota, chairman of Scottsdale Strong. “Candidates for mayor and council who run a ‘sky is falling’ campaign will have a tough time making that case to voters.”
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