Sylvester Turner is not a shoo-in for Houston Mayor
Anyone who thought Sylvester Turner was a shoo-in to win the election better pay attention to the polling. Democrats better go vote. Here is what KHOU is reporting.
Sylvester Turner and Bill King are now locked in a dead heat in the race for Houston mayor, according to the newly released KHOU-News 88.7 Poll of likely voters.
The survey shows both candidates supported by 38 percent of surveyed voters, with roughly one-quarter of voters still uncommitted. About 13 percent told pollsters they didn’t know how they would vote, while another 11 percent refused to answer the question. ...
A breakdown of party preference indicates 28 percent are Democrats, 15 percent are Republicans and 57 percent either call themselves Independents or declined to identify themselves with either party.
During the general election one of the leaders of the Kingwood TEA Party told me they were putting all their efforts into getting Bill King into the runoff. He said he knew 'they,' Bill King would win in December as they knew Sylvester Turner's voters wouldn't show up.
Based on Tom Broad's article in The Tribune, voters in Kingwood are over-performing.
Early Voting Summary Show Kingwood's Big Turnout
If early voting numbers are a good barometer, Kingwood voters could have significant impact on the outcome of what appears to be a close race for Houston’s next mayor.
Unofficial election totals from Harris County Clerk Stan Stanart place Kingwood Library third in total number of early votes cast over the past week.
A total of 6,595 early Kingwood voters cast ballots for a Houston mayor at the Kingwood Library.
I don't have to tell you who most of the voters in Kingwood are voting for. The TEA Party representatives have been diligent in their areas in getting their vote out and informing people.
Bottom line, the same applies in the city of Houston, in Harris County, in Texas, and in the nation, IF DEMOCRATS VOTE, DEMOCRATS WIN. There are more Democrats and Democratic leaning folks that conservatives. And that is an absolute statement. Go vote. Tell your Democratic neighbors, friends, and families to go vote.