Polls: Runoffs Possible In Chicago's 1st, 25th Wards
New polling shows that incumbent aldermen in Chicago's 1st and 25th Wards could be headed into a runoff, which will occur if no candidate earns 50 percent of the vote plus one in their respective races.
The 1st Ward survey of 308 likely voters, conducted Thursday by Ogden and Fry on behalf of Aldertrack, shows incumbent Ald. Joe Moreno polling at 51.6 percent. However, the poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 5.7 percent.
Those challenging the 1st Ward incumbent include former Moreno staffer Ronda Locke and attorneys Andrew Hamilton and Anne Shaw. Coming in second in the poll was Shaw, who garnered 25.6 percent of potential voters' support, followed by Ronda Locke at 16.6 percent and Andrew Hamilton at 6.2 percent.
Ogden and Fry also took a poll on the 25th Ward race, in which four candidates are vying to unseat incumbent Ald. Danny Solis. The survey of 343 likely voters, conducted Thursday, showed Solis with 54.2 percent of the vote, though the poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 5.83 percent.
In the poll, three aldermanic challengers, public school teacher Ed Hershey, community activist Jorge Mujica, and University of Illinois at Chicago instructor Byron Sigcho, each garnered about 13 percent of the vote. Coming in last was financial advisor Roberto "Beto" Montano with 5.8 percent of the vote.