Lake Research Partners
To: Interested PartiesFrom: Celinda Lake, David Mermin, Bob Meadow, Dan Spicer, andMark Ayoub
Date: January 16, 2013Re: Wendy Greuel leads in the L.A.
We have completed our benchmark poll, and wanted to provide youwith a brief overview of our findings
City Controller Wendy Greuel has a narrow lead over the fieldin the March primary election.
Wendy begins with a two-point leadover her nearest competitor, City Councilman Eric Garcetti, with othercandidates such as Kevin James and Jan Perry trailing by a wide margin.While the race remains open because of the large number of undecidedvoters (44%), Greuel has the inside track in qualifying for a likely Mayrun-off election.
Lake Research Partners conducted live telephone interviews with 803 likely March 2013 primaryelection voters in the city of Los Angeles, December 5-9, 2012.
The margin of sampling error is +/-3.5 %.
Robert G. Meadow,Ph.D.
Daniel R. Gotoff
Joshua E. Ulibarri
Rick A. Johnson
Robert X. Hillman
Chief Financial Officer
If the election for Los Angeles Mayor were held today and the candidates were Wendy Greuel, Los Angeles CityController; Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles City Council Member; Jan Perry, Los Angeles City Councilwoman; Kevin James,Radio Broadcaster and Attorney; Emanuel Alberto Pleitez, Technology Company Executive; for whom would youvote, or are you undecided?