Milwaukee mayoral candidate Cavalier Johnson was backed by a plurality of likely primary voters in a new poll that Leaders for a Better Community posted on its Facebook page.

Forty-one percent of likely primary voters said they plan to support the interim mayor, while 24 percent backed conservative former Ald. Bob Donovan.

State Sen. Lena Taylor, D-Milwaukee, was at 10 percent, while no other candidate cracked double digits. Twelve percent said they were undecided.

The poll of 673 likely primary voters was conducted Wednesday and Thursday. It was weighted to match expected turnout demographics for the Feb. 15 primary, and the margin of error was plus or minus 4 percentage points.

Forty-four percent of respondents described themselves as very or somewhat conservative, while 25 percent said they were moderate and 31 percent somewhat or very progressive.

Joe Biden won 78.8 percent of the city vote in the November 2020 election.

Leaders for a Better Community, a nonprofit corporation and independent expenditure committee, didn’t return a call today seeking more details on the survey.

It was conducted by Remington Research Group, which is rated a B pollster by FiveThirtyEight.

The poll also found:

*39 percent said Milwaukee was headed in the right direction, while 44 percent said it was off track.
*80 percent called reckless driving a serious issue.
*52 percent oppose an increased sales tax, while 22 percent supported one.
*43 percent said they were more likely to vote for a candidate who supports school choice, while 36 percent were less likely.

See the poll results:
https://www.wispolitics.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/220207LBC.pdf

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