ROGERS PARK — Ald. Joe Moore is well ahead of his lone opponent, Don Gordon, in the race to represent the 49th Ward, according to a poll taken last month and released this week.
Moore's campaign commissioned D.C.-based pollster Anzalone Liszt Grove Research to conduct the poll.
Between Dec. 10-14, the polling firm performed 300 phone interviews (over land lines and cell phones) with 49th Ward voters and found 67 percent would vote for Moore, while 20 percent would vote for Gordon. Twelve percent of interviewees were undecided how they would vote in the Feb. 24 election.
"The results of the poll show my hard work and the hard work of my staff is clearly paying off," Moore said in an email Tuesday. "However, I'm not resting on my laurels."
Moore said he would spend the days before the election going door to door to build more support for his reelection.
But challenger Gordon says the poll doesn't reflect how residents will vote come February.
"Polls don’t vote, people do," he said. "We’ve got a month and a half of campaigning to do here. This campaign hasn't really gotten off the ground ... in terms of the intensity of it — it’s going to ramp up."
Gordon, who ran against Moore in 2007, losing by 251 votes in a runoff, said there was "ample" time to get the word out about his positions.
The poll also found 62 percent of respondents gave Moore a positive job rating, while 30 percent gave him a negative rating.
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