Top of the Hill: Your favorite mayoral choices

It’s taken us longer to compile results from last month’s Top of the Hill survey than we expected. There are still a bunch more results coming, but since absentee ballots for the upcoming election are landing in everyone’s mailboxes this week, we wanted to get one of the results out to you sooner, rather than later.

We asked, “Who’s your favorite mayoral candidate at the moment?” As of September 11, when the survey closed, these were the results:


Mike McGinn had a huge lead on Beacon Hill with 53% of the vote, followed by Joe Mallahan with 15%. “That dude sleeping on the bench in Triangle Park” had a relatively strong showing, with 9%. (For the first week of the survey, the anonymous Triangle Park guy was actually leading the race.) 6% of the “Other” responses were “I don’t know.” Current Mayor Greg Nickels had 6% of the survey responses (the chart does not show this correctly).

The survey closed on September 11, so your opinions might have changed, or not. What do you think now? We’ve posted a new survey to find out what you currently think. Beacon Hill folks only, please.

3 thoughts on “Top of the Hill: Your favorite mayoral choices”

  1. Now that McGinn has stated he won’t fight to stop the waterfront tunnel project, I wonder if he will lose a measureable amount of support from one-issue voters.

  2. On the other hand, I have seen a lot of comments today from folks saying “now I can vote for McGinn!” So who knows, really.

  3. I am a McGinn supporter, but I knew there was no way he could stop the tunnel. Money runs this town, and the money folks wanted the tunnel. Besides, so much infrastructure work as already been done, it would be almost impossible to just stop it.

    I’m pretty squishy on that tunnel, but I’m glad the issue is settled.

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