Here are the results of our final Press Democrat Editorial Board survey on today’s elections.
The informal survey of letter writers and other readers suggests:
- Jill Ravitch has a substantial lead over incumbent Stephan Passalacqua in the race for Sonoma County District Attorney. Out of 186 respondents, 60 percent say they are supporting, or have voted for, Ravitch. Thirty percent say they’re supporting Passalacqua, while 11 percent said they were undecided as late as Monday.
- The survey also showed that the race between Debora Fudge and Mike McGuire for county supervisor is very close. Of the 100 likely voters in the 4th Supervisorial District, 42 percent said they favored Fudge, while 33 percent said they supported McGuire. But 24 percent said they were still undecided.
- Pam Torliatt has a substantial lead in the race for the 2nd District supervisorial seat with 39 percent of the support. But the big question is who will be in a runoff with her in the November election. Mike Healy (15 percent), John King (11 percent) and David Rabbitt (11 percent) are locked in a close race with one in four voters in that district saying they were still uncertain.
The invitation-only survey was conducted Sunday and Monday. More than 200 people responded.
As I’ve said before, this is not the most scientific poll, but it does tend to reflect voting trends, one of them being that it appears there are many voters out there who won’t be making up their minds until today.
Some of these races may come down to who does a better job of getting out the vote – and making those last-minute pitches.
– Paul Gulixson