Former Philadelphia District Attorney Lynn Abraham’s campaign released a poll yesterday that puts her in a comfortable lead with about six weeks to go before the Democratic primary in May. According to her poll, she is favored by 30 percent of voters compared with Jim Kenney and Anthony Williams, who each have 14 percent.
The poll was conducted by her campaign, so the results should be taken with a grain of salt. Given her popularity as DA and the name recognition that goes with it, however, the poll is probably not just another work of campaign self-delusion a la Romney 2012.
The takeaway for other candidates here should be that large 29 percent of voters who have said they are undecided. If a candidate other than Abraham can attract half of that group, he’ll be competitive in May. With six weeks ahead of political ads and debates ahead, that number should be in play.