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Faulconer maintains lead over Alvarez


Tuesday, February 11, 2014

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The National University System Institute for Policy Studies found that Democrats have returned more absentee ballots overall than Republicans. However, the portion of GOP voters who have done so is greater than the percentage of Democrats.
Vince Vasquez, author of the NUSIPR report, said the endorsement of Alvarez by the president could add to Election Day interest.
"Polling shows that Faulconer maintains a narrow lead in this election," Vasquez said. "Alvarez will have to generate a higher Democratic turnout on Election Day in order to win. With Obama an unknown factor in this race, it may be a late evening for poll watchers."
Vasquez also said more than 40,000 absentee ballots have been returned from people who are not affiliated with the Democratic or Republican parties.