D’Arcy Leading O’Dekirk in Joliet Mayoral Race by Double Digits

D’Arcy Leading O’Dekirk in Joliet Mayoral Race by Double Digits
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D’Arcy Leading O’Dekirk in Joliet Mayoral Race by Double Digits (Joliet, IL) — A new Public Policy Polling survey finds Terry D’Arcy leading incumbent Mayor Bob O’Dekirk among likely voters in the upcoming Joliet municipal election by an 18-point margin (39-21). Nearly a third (30%) of voters remain undecided when it comes to the mayoral race, while 10% support opponent Tycee Bell.

This is the second poll showing D’Arcy leading O’Dekirk. A former poll conducted August 12-14, 2022 surveying 502 likely primary voters showed his favorability higher than O’Dekirk with (31-25).  Nearly half (50%) of voters then were undecided.

While roughly half of Joliet voters are unsure whether or not they hold favorable opinions on D’Arcy (48%) and O’Dekirk (46%), voters familiar enough to hold an opinion are divided when it comes to O’Dekirk. Just 28% view him favorably, while 26% view him unfavorably. Meanwhile, those familiar with D’Arcy view him favorably by a 30-point margin (41-11).

Another key finding from the survey shows D’Arcy is leading O’Dekirk among voters across the political spectrum, including Democrats (40-15), Republicans (41-34), and independents or those who identify with another party (37-20).

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D’Arcy is optimistic but says he won’t stop until the polls close on election day. “We are certainly excited to see the polling results show us winning but we have two weeks left and I won’t stop working until we get every last voter to the polls,” stated D’Arcy.

Public Policy Polling surveyed 563 likely voters in Joliet from March 9-10, 2023. The margin of error is +/- 4.1%. 67% of interviews for the survey were conducted by text message and 33% by telephone.

D’Arcy Leading O’Dekirk in Joliet Mayoral Race by Double Digits

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