Economic Growth DC is pleased to release the results of its second and final poll of the District’s 2014 mayoral election.


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Monday, October 20, 2014


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Bowser Lead Now 12%

Only 7% Still Undecided


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WASHINGTON (October 20, 2014) – In the race for mayor of the District of Columbia, Democrat Muriel Bowser leads Independent David Catania by 12 percentage points among likely voters, 45%-33%. Independent Carol Schwartz trails at 12%. Seven percent (7%) of likely voters remain undecided.

Economic Growth DC’s executive director, Dave Oberting, said, “Bowser has extended her lead to 12% from 8% in our first poll which was published October 1st. The first poll showed 27% undecided. This poll shows 7% undecided. It seems that Democrats who may have been on the fence have come home to Councilmember Bowser. Any momentum that Catania might have had seems to have been blunted.”

The poll of 800 likely November 2014 voters was conducted by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research from October 16th to October 19th. It was conducted using live calls to both landlines and cell phones. The poll used a combination of respondent’s actual vote history and their stated intent. The margin of error is +/- 3.5%.

Bowser and Catania are both popular among the electorate with nearly identical favorability ratings. Voters appear to like the direction of the city, giving it a 57%-30% right track/wrong track score. It is possible that a late breaking event could impact the race as one in five voters is a weak Bowser supporter, but time is running short.

On individual issues like improving the economy and reducing crime and drugs, Bowser’s lead is somewhat narrower, ranging from 3 to 8 points. In response to question important to Economic Growth DC, the electorate thinks Catania would be more successful at working with the business community and creating jobs by a margin of 38%-31%


Economic Growth DC is a non-profit political and economic advocacy organization focused on the District and its economy. For more information, visit: Follow them on Twitter @GrowthDC.


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Dave Oberting

Executive Director

Economic Growth DC

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1130 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 350

Washington, DC 20036




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