Excerpt from San Jose Mercury News, Internal Affairs, March 2, 2014
“Poll numbers released in election for San Jose mayor
That wasn’t last week’s only polling news. Another survey, by EMC Research, paid for by public employee unions that back San Jose mayoral candidate Dave Cortese, a Santa Clara County supervisor, found that — wouldn’t you know — Cortese is ahead! Given the source, you have to take the results with a mound of salt. But for what it’s worth, they showed 19 percent for Cortese, 15 percent for San Jose Vice Mayor Madison Nguyen, 10 percent for San Jose Councilman Sam Liccardo, 8 percent for San Jose Councilman Pierluigi Oliverio, 6 percent for San Jose Councilwoman Rose Herrera and 3 percent for Pat Waite, a conservative who hasn’t declared plans to run. The margin of error was 4.9 percentage points.
The remaining 39 percent were undecided, showing lots of folks just haven’t paid attention yet. That’s a lot of eligible voters for the candidates to court as they head toward the June 3 primary, when the top two candidates are expected to advance to the November election. The current mayor, Chuck Reed, is termed out at the end of this year.”
San Jose mayoral candidates’ forum, March 5 at 8:20 a.m.
A forum for San Jose mayoral candidates Wednesday morning during the Silicon Valley Leadership Group’s CEO Business Climate Summit will be live streamed at mercurynews.com/opinion starting at 8:20 a.m. Mercury News Editorial Page Editor Barbara Marshman will moderate the discussion of regional issues.