Recent results of a survey conducted by Public Policy Polling (PPP) show Felicia Moore and Kasim Reed as the clear top two and likely headed for a runoff in the Atlanta mayoral race. Felicia Moore dominates Kasim Reed in a head-to-head runoff scenario, more than doubling his vote share.
Felicia Moore leads in a 5-way vote scenario for mayor. Moore and Reed are the clear front-runners in the race, with all other noteworthy candidates still in single-digits in terms of support. In this vote preference, Moore and Reed are statistically tied among African-American voters (22% Moore / 25% Reed), while Moore leads Reed by double-digits among white voters (27% Moore / 13% Reed) and voters who identify as some other race (29% Moore / 13% Reed).
Moore holds a substantial lead over Reed in a head-to-head runoff. In this vote preference, Moore holds a significant advantage over Reed among African-American voters (41% Moore / 29% Reed), white voters (53% Moore / 17% Reed), and voters who identify as some other race (50% Moore/ 17% Reed).
Importantly, supporters of the remaining candidates (Gay, Brown, and Dickens) overwhelmingly choose Moore over Reed in a runoff preference for Mayor (57% Moore / 10% Reed).
Moore currently sits in first place in the race to be the next mayor of Atlanta. Moore and Reed are the clear top two and appear headed for a runoff. In this likely runoff, Moore holds a commanding lead over Reed. Moore’s significant runoff lead spans all racial groups, and she leads Reed among Gay, Brown, and Dickens supporters by an astounding +47 percentage points. If Moore has the resources to hold her position in the final two-month sprint to Election Day, she’ll be in an enviable position headed into a runoff against Kasim Reed.
1 This memo is based on a survey conducted by Public Policy Polling, and commissioned by Safer Atlanta, Inc., among likely November 2021 voters in Atlanta. Telephone interviewing was conducted September 1-2, 2021 utilizing a voter list sample containing landline and cell phone numbers. The sample size for the survey is n=633 with a margin of sampling error of +/- 3.9% at the 95% level of confidence.