Poll tightens as KC mayoral race enters final week

Marc LaVoie
June 11, 2019 - 7:46 am

Kansas City, MO - The mayoral race is narrowing between the two candidate vying to lead Kansas City, according to a new Missouri Scout newsletter poll.

The numbers show Quinton Lucas with a lead over Jolie Justus, but his lead has shrunk recently.

The margin, according to the poll, is 42 percent to 39 percent. A previous poll taken on May 20 Lucas had an eight-percent edge.

"I feel prepared, not only for Election Day, I think we've had a great ground game," Lucas said. "We're going to knock on over more than 50,000 doors. I also feel prepared to lead the city."

Justus continues to reach out to voters. On Monday she met with leaders of Northland Neighborhoods Incorporated about how to get people to jobs north of the river.

"I will be very intentional about making sure the Northland, Southland, every part of Kansas City has representation on those boards and commissions," Justus said.

The poll was conducted by Remington Research.

About 70 percent of the 455 voters that they talked to said they want to see City Hall focus on neighborhood issues. That includes problems like crime, affordable housing and infrastructure.

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