Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Hendrix has huge lead over Mayor Navigator

From the Free Press

Detroit's rookie Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has exactly six weeks left to change the minds of voters who say he is less trustworthy and less suited to the job of running Michigan's largest city than his opponent Freman Hendrix, a new poll suggests.

He has to win over more people older than 40 and at least a few white voters and ignite his base of young black voters who relate better to the 35-year-old mayor, the polling indicates.

Hendrix, however, shows little signs of losing his lead. The poll -- by Lansing-based EPIC/MRA for WXYZ-TV (Channel 7) -- showed Hendrix with a 19-percentage point lead -- 51-32 -- and voters saying he's better suited to build important relationships with suburban leaders and run the cash-strapped city.

Good luck to Hendrix. A better Detroit would be good for the entire state.

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