Torlakson, Tuck in statistical tie, according to new Field poll
LA School Report | September 9, 2014
A new Field poll shows that the race for state Superintendent of Public Education is tightening. Some might say it’s now nip and tuck.
A survey conducted over the last two weeks in August of 467 people who said they were likely to vote in November found that the incumbent, Marshall Tuck, a former charter school executive, now leads the incumbent, Tom Torlakson, by 31 percent to 28 percent.
It’s not only a slim and un-projectable lead, there were another 41 percent of voters who said they were undecided, making this race appear a virtual tossup.
As the better known candidate, by virtue of his incumbency, Torlakson registered a 40 percent favorable rating with voters and a 14 percent unfavorable rating. Another 46 percent had no opinion.
Tuck’s favorable/unfavorable ratings were 27 percent and 11 percent, with 62 percent expressing no opinion.
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* An earlier version inverted the results for who is leading.