Rahm Emanuel has commanding lead in Chicago mayoral race

The poll, released Thursday evening, showed Emanuel with the support of 44 percent of those surveyed. Former U.S. Sen. Carol Moseley Braun polled at 21 percent, and former Chicago Board of Education President Gery Chico at 16 percent. City Clerk Miguel del Valle had 7 percent support, while 9 percent were undecided, the poll found. Two other candidates got negligible support. All the main candidates are Democrats.

If Emanuel is able to get more than 50 percent of the vote in the February 22 non-partisan election, he will avoid a one-on-one run-off and become the city’s next mayor.

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