BUFFALO, NY - It appears Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown has the necessary support to win Tuesday's Democratic Mayoral Primary.
The latest Siena College poll commissioned by 2 On Your Side and The Buffalo News shows Brown with 63% of the vote among likely registered Democrat voters in the City of Buffalo.
Bernie Tolbert has 30% of the vote while 7% are still undecided.
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The latest poll was the third conducted by Siena College this election season and it shows Tolbert has failed gain ground against Mayor Brown after a series of debates and political advertisements.
In June, Mayor Brown held a 60-26% lead over Tolbert. In August, Brown lead by 61-32%.
Brown told 2 On Your Side "Again I feel very good that the voters are so positive about the direction of the city. They see the progress that we're making. Yes there's still a lot of work to be done. But the voters do see progress and they know that I'm working hard with a good team of people every single day."
Name recognition remains an issue for Tolbert. 23% of voters said they did not know Tolbert or did not have an opinion of him.
Brown responded this way "
Tolbert's campaign declined an interview request by Two On Your Side. Instead, they sent an e-mail saying Tolbert's standard response to all polls is "the only one that matters is the voter's poll on primary day."
You can find expanded coverage and analysis of the poll in the Sunday edition of The Buffalo News.