Mayor Anthony Foxx has a commanding, apparently insurmountable lead over Republican Scott Stone, his opponent in the mayoral race. That’s according to the only “official” poll (as far as we know) on the Charlotte mayoral race, the results of which were announced today. Public Policy Polling, the nationally respected Raleigh-based polling outfit, asked participating Charlotteans who they would vote for if the election was held today. Foxx was favored by 58 percent, compared to 32 percent for Stone; 10 percent were not sure. Broken down by gender, the poll results show that women prefer Foxx 67 to 24 percent, while men also favor Foxx, but by a smaller margin, 48-41 percent. Broken down by ethnicity, whites prefer Foxx 46-42 percent, African-Americans pick Foxx 81-14 percent, while “Others” went for Foxx 60-27 percent.
PPP quizzed 957 Charlotte voters on Oct. 29-31 regarding a variety of current issues, including specific legislative issues, redistricting, House Speaker Thom Tillis’s controversial “divide and conquer” comments, and attitudes toward Occupy Wall Street. You can read all the results of the Charlotte poll here.