Elissa Silverman Favored to Win Open D.C. Council Seat According to New Poll

WASHINGTON (September 17, 2014) — A new poll of likely District voters finds that Elissa Silverman has built a commanding lead over all other candidates for the open D.C. Council seat being vacated by mayoral candidate David Catania.

Public Policy Polling’s newest Washington D.C. survey finds two clear leaders for this fall’s D.C. Council election for two at-large seats. Anita Bonds and Elissa Silverman are well ahead of the pack.

Incumbent Anita Bonds received 26.5 percent of the overall vote in the poll. Elissa Silverman, building on her strong performance in last year’s special election, is well ahead of the rest of the field for the second seat at 17.5 percent. All other candidates in the race are at least 10 points behind Silverman. Robert White, Eugene Puryear, Courtney Snowden, and Brian Hart are statistically tied for third place.

“This confirms that our campaign's focus on integrity, fiscal accountability, and investing in D.C. residents is striking a chord with D.C. voters,” Silverman said. “With seven weeks to go until election day, I am proud of the work we have done to earn the endorsements of the Metropolitan Washington Council AFL-CIO, D.C. Working Families, Jews United for Justice Campaign Fund, and the D.C. chapter of the National Organization for Women.”

Public Policy Polling interviewed 768 likely voters from September 12 to 14. The margin of error for the poll is +/-3.5 percent. 

A more detailed polling memo can be found here.