Poll: Among the 35 mayoral candidates, no single clear leader

  • Article by: MAYA RAO and Eric Roper , Star Tribune staff writers
  • Updated: September 16, 2013 - 8:24 AM

Crowded ballot, ranked voting create unpredictable mayoral race in Minneapolis.

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samiamSep. 15, 13 6:16 AM

The Minneapolis mayors race is officially a circus. This could be the end of ranked choice voting - which I have never trusted anyway.

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briechersSep. 15, 13 8:33 AM

This is definitely a circus. I thought I followed politics, but it was only a few months ago that I learned that the "benefit" of RCV was that it would eliminate the primaries. It never occurred to me that anyone would propose such a foolish approach or that the state would buy into it. In my defense, it is hard to learn and remember things that should not be true. Bring back the primaries and use RCV on a narrower group of candidates or scrap RCV altogether. This is no way to vet potential political leaders, especially for executive positions.

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lynnschacherSep. 15, 13 8:45 AM

I'm encouraging people to make their vote for Mayor a protest vote, Rybak and the city council ignored the public opposition to the Viking stadium. Let's give the city council Jack Sparrow as mayor and make them deal with a real pirate.

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marketerSep. 15, 13 9:01 AM

As much of a diehard Democrat as I have been in the past, I see the need of a shakeup in Minneapolis. ANYONE who supports a pro sport stadium payout will definitely not get my vote. I don't mind paying for infrastructure that benefits the general population, whether I use it or not, but that is my line in the sand. Right now Hodges gets my vote, although I'm open to an Independent.

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sharkysharkSep. 15, 1310:09 AM

There are 35 candidates for mayor yet nowhere in the article does it even name half of them.

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snyde043Sep. 15, 1311:28 AM

Given these results, can we all just agree to write-in Mayor Rybak for another term?

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raleighmamaSep. 15, 1311:32 AM

Well, It's easy to eliminate Don Samuels, he wants to burn down North High, and move serious sex offenders from north Minneapolis to other parts of the city. No thanks Don, you can keep the offenders in your neighborhood. Betsy Hodges thinks letting wild cats roam the city is a good idea. And Mark Andrew is stuck in the 80's and thinks we all forgot about his "plumbing scandal". Cam Winton shows his naivete every time he speaks, and why would we want Cherryholmes back? Fine, Woodruff, and Cohen look better every day.

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mplsdemSep. 15, 13 2:35 PM

This poll is so obviously flawed that the Stib loses credibility by publishing it. 32% of those under 40 are undecided but 100% of those over 40 have decided. As are those who don't even know if they are union members or not. HS dropouts are 39% undecided but 0% of graduates and those who don't know if they attended are undecided? Republican Cam Winton is in 6th place among republicans? What parallel universe is this from?

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notsidSep. 15, 13 3:11 PM

Come on, kids in the editing room. Stop editing out my responses regarding one of the 35 candidates, Captain Jack Sparrow! Is it because you do not want him bringing the Black Pearl up to Minneapolis?

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crzSep. 15, 13 4:08 PM

Doesn't look like I made this poll, but my own personal research indicates that I will receive at least one 1st ranking. (I think I've also locked down at least one 2nd ranking.)

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