Poll Shows Becker Leads in SLC Mayoral Race

Poll Shows Becker Leads in SLC Mayoral Race

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(KSL News) Pollster Dan Jones asked Salt Lake City voters who they want as their next mayor. That contest doesn't appear to be very close.

With just three days before the election, the candidates are now in full stride. Dave Buhler worked neighborhoods today, waving and chatting with citizens, hoping to get his message out, and urging people to vote on Tuesday.

Ralph Becker kept a busy schedule today as well. He started by meeting with volunteers at his headquarters.

It's the same every election season. The final few days are filled with last-minute campaigning, one last radio station debate, buying the final TV commercials, and posting one more Web site video.

Buhler and Becker have spent a lot on this campaign -- nearly$1 million between the two of them!

Most of the voters have made up their minds. With just 9 percent still undecided, our poll shows Ralph Becker with a sizable lead.

Salt Lake City Mayor
Ralph Becker: 53%
Dave Buhler: 33%
Don't Know: 9%

"People have obviously responded well, and we're encouraged and hopeful that election day will bear the same results we're seeing in this poll," Becker said.

Buhler, who admits he's the underdog, says he and his volunteers will work hard right up to the end.

"We have some direct mail to go out, television advertising, volunteers making phone calls. We're doing everything. We're pulling out all the stops and doing everything we can to reach the voters," Buhler said.

Both say they'll continue to work hard until Tuesday.

Regarding the Proposition 1 bond, both Becker and Buhler were glad to hear our poll results. Both say they support the additional funding for the police and fire departments.

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