Chief Strategist: Vallas is Surging and Establishing Himself as a Frontrunner
According to an independent poll by M3 Strategies, mayoral candidate Paul Vallas is now leading the field in the race for Chicago Mayor with 26% of the vote. Vallas is followed by Rep. Jesus “Chuy” Garcia and Cook County Commissioner Brandon Johnson, with Mayor Lori Lightfoot in fourth and businessman Willie Wilson in fifth place among the nine candidate field.
"These polling results prove what our campaign already knew -- that Paul Vallas is surging and establishing himself as a frontrunner in the race for Mayor,” said Vallas campaign chief strategist Joe Trippi. “Paul's message of putting crime and Chicago's safety first is clearly resonating with the voters and our campaign has the financial resources and support necessary to continue driving that message home over the next six weeks."
The results of the poll are consistent with another that was reportedly done on behalf of the SEIU Healthcare union, which also shows Vallas in the lead with 32% of the vote.
Vallas began an aggressive television advertising campaign two weeks ago showing that he is the only candidate who will make reducing crime his first priority. He reported raising over $1 million in the fourth quarter of 2022 and over $850,000 since January 1, giving him sufficient resources to continue outspending all other mayoral challengers on television leading up to the February 28th election.