Lori Lightfoot Polls: Latest Chicago Governor Polls

Lori Lightfoot Polls: Latest Chicago Governor Polls

Lori Lightfoot Polls: No polls have been conducted for the upcoming Chicago Mayoral Race. However, the race is predicted to be a close one as more candidates are expected to run on the February 28th ballot.

The Chicago Mayoral election is scheduled for February 28th, 2023 with the runoff date being fixed for April 4th, 2023 provided none of the candidates get 50% of the votes on February 28th.

The incumbent Mayor Lori Lightfoot is seeking re-election. She was elected for the first time in 2019.

The last Chicago Mayoral election was held on February 26, 2019. The election was highly crowded as the then incumbent Mayor Rahm Emanuel after initially showing interest to run for the 3rd term decided not to run for the office.

A whopping 14 candidates were able to make the ballots on February 28th. Due to such a huge pool of candidates, none of the candidates could secure 50% of the total votes. Lori Lightfoot got the maximum vote share of 17.54% while Toni Preckwinkle came second with 16.04% of the total votes.

The runoff turned out to be a historical one as Chicago was going to elect its first African-American female mayor regardless of the winning candidate.

In the runoff, Lori Lightfoot dominated completely. She polled 73.7% of the total votes while Toni Preckwinkle got only 26.3% of the total votes.

Lightfoot became the first African-American woman mayor and the second female mayor in Chicago’s history. She is also the first openly LGBT person to lead Chicago.

Who are the Candidates?

The 2023 Chicago Mayoral election is expected to be more crowded than the last election as more candidates have shown interest or declared themselves running for the upcoming Chicago Mayoral election. However, the names of the candidates to be listed on the ballot for the February 28th election will be decided only after November 28th, 2022.

The incumbent Mayor Lori Lightfoot is running for re-election. She has already received an endorsement from Tammy Duckworth, U.S. Senator from Illinois.

Apart from her, Brandon Johnson has been endorsed by Chicago Teachers’ Union and United Working Families.

Lori Lightfoot Polls: Who is Winning the Chicago Mayoral Race?

Chicago Mayoral Race: Latest Polls

Public Policy PollingOctober 27th
Chuy Gracia14%
Lori Lightfoot22%
Willie Wilson12%
Paul Vallas8%
Bendixen & AmandiSeptember 5th
Chuy Gracia24%
Lori Lightfoot25%
Willie Wilson13%
Paul Vallas9%

Chicago Mayoral Race: Google Trends

  • Lori Lightfoot: 86%
  • Paul Vallas: 14%

Chicago Mayoral Race: Social Media Sentiments

  • Wilson: – 15.4%
  • Lightfoot: -23.8%
  • Gracia: -16.2%
  • Vallas: -27%

Chicago Mayoral Race Polls: Election Process

The election in Chicago is a non-partisan election but most of the time a candidate is backed by a political party. Chicago is generally considered a Democratic Party-dominated region.

The term limit for the office of the Mayor in Chicago is 4 years. The candidate’s name before being listed on the ballot will have to get a minimum of 12,500 signatures from the Chicago voters within the prescribed date.

This year in Chicago the date for getting the 12,500 signatures has been fixed between November 21 to 28th. Candidates failing to get the required number of signatures are disqualified.

The names of the candidates with more than 12,500 signatures are listed on the ballot. On the voting date, voters cast their vote, and the winner is declared on the same day or the next day of the voting.

For a candidate to be declared winner will have to get a minimum of 50% vote share. Since the Chicago Mayoral election has been usually crowded, there have been very rare chances of a candidate receiving a 50% or higher share of votes.

If none of the candidates secures a majority, a run-off election is held. The top two candidates from the Primary election qualify for the run-off ballots. Since there are only two candidates, a winner is declared after the voting and counting is completed for the run-off election.

Chronology Leading To Chicago Election

The Chicago Mayoral Race is scheduled for February 28, 2023. If none of the candidates get the majority of votes, a runoff election will be held on April 4, 2023. Here are the important dates for the upcoming Chicago Mayoral Race:

August 30: This date officially marks the start of the election process for the Chicago Mayoral election. As per the rules, a candidate to make it to the ballot need 12,500 signature of the voters of Chicago. From August 30th, the candidates start to distribute the nomination petition among the Chicago Voters.

November 21-28: Filing of signed petitions to qualify for the ballot starts on November 21st. The process will continue up to November 28th.

January 30, 2023: Early voting for the Chicago Mayoral election is scheduled to begin.

February 28: The election day to elect the New Governor of Chicago. However, the election of a New Governor will depend only on the candidate crossing the required threshold of votes.

Results will be out from the same day, February 28th but it could take a few days depending upon the voting percentage.

April 4: The date for the run-off election if none of the candidates gets 50% of the total votes polled in the February 28th election. The top two candidates from the February 28th election will be on the ballots on this day.

Population Demography of Chicago

Chicago is a city in the state of Illinois and falls under Cook County. The population of Chicago was 2.7 M in 2015 and in the last 7 years, no increase in the population has been registered in Chicago.

Chicago has more women population than men and as of July 2021, the white population in Chicago is around 48%. The black population adds up to 29% of the population and Hispanics or Latino together form 28.6% of the total population.

Population Estimates, July 1 20212,696,555
Persons under 5 years6.1%
Persons under 18 years20.5%
Persons 65 years and over12.7%
Female Population51.4%
White alone47.7%
Black or African Americans alone29.2%
American Indians and Alaska Natives alone0.3%
Asian alone6.8%
Two or More Races5.3%
Hispanic or Latino28.6%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino33.3%

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Nitesh Singh

Nitesh Singh

Nitesh is primarily focused on political analysis and creates political opinions based on data. He also takes interest in writing Crypto articles mostly related to price predictions.

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