Anyone here with news from on the ground in Hamilton? I've been following the election in my former hometown from abroad, through the [url=http://www.thespec.com/news/elections]Hamilton Spectator election website[/url].
I see that Larry DiIanni has put a poll out now suggesting he's ahead.
Hamilton Spectator: [url=http://www.thespec.com/news/elections/article/266686--di-ianni-poll-puts... Ianni poll puts him in front in mayoral race[/url]
A leaked poll from Larry Di Ianni's campaign suggests he is set to retake the mayor's job he lost to incumbent Fred Eisenberger in 2006.
The poll indicates Di Ianni has 27 per cent of voters' support, compared with 21 per cent for Ward 2 Councillor Bob Bratina and 14 per cent for Eisenberger. The other 12 candidates have a combined total of 6 per cent.
It also notes, however, that almost a third of voters - 32 per cent - remain undecided.
The poll was sent to The Spectator and other local media by a Di Ianni supporter, who received it from the campaign as an update Monday afternoon.
With less than two weeks to go before voting day on Oct. 25, Di Ianni's campaign manager Ken Audziss confirmed the poll was authentic and said there was no political trick behind it being sent to the media.
"The poll wasn't meant to be distributed," he said. "If I knew who released it, I would not be very happy with that person."
Yeah right, I am sure the DiIanni campaign really wanted to keep that poll a secret.
Anyone else have info on what's really going on?