Just a day before the primary election, a new poll shows Ammar Campa-Najjar with a slight overall lead in the race for mayor of San Diego County’s second largest city.
The poll by North Carolina-based Public Policy Polling surveyed 569 likely Chula Vista Voters on May 24 and 25.
Campa-Najjar, a two-time Congressional candidate and Obama administration official, led with 20%, followed closely by City Councilmember John McCann at 18%, former Councilmember Jill Galvez at 12%, former Councilmember Rudy Ramirez at 9%, Southwestern College executive Zaneta Encarnacion at 8% and retired Army Major Spencer Cash at 4%.
When asked whether they had a favorable opinion of each candidate, respondents ranked McCann and Campa-Najjar at the top, with ratings of 33% and 32% respectively.
If the actual vote matches the poll, then Campa-Najjar and McCann would likely face each other in a November runoff.
However, there were a large number of undecided voters in the survey — 30% in the final week fore the election.