March 17, 2008

THE MAKING OF A MAYOR:

Johnson has 12-point lead in mayoral race, poll shows (Andrew Sparrow, Hélène Mulholland and agencies, 3/17/08, guardian.co.uk)

Boris Johnson has opened up a 12-point lead over Ken Livingstone in the race to become mayor of London, according to an opinion poll published today.

The survey for the London Evening Standard says that 49% of voters would use their first-preference votes to back Johnson, the Conservative candidate, while only 37% would vote to give Labour's Livingstone a third term in office.

Johnson is also ahead of Livingstone on second-preference votes, according to the YouGov figures, suggesting that the mayor would struggle to make up the gap by collecting the votes redistributed from other candidates.


Pity the poor British Left, WFB at least had the decency to lose honorably when he ran for mayor of NYC.

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 17, 2008 9:26 AM
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