Poll has Bottoms gaining on Norwood in Atlanta mayor’s race

[private]The latest public poll in the Atlanta mayor’s race shows Councilwoman Keisha Lance Bottoms gaining some ground on frontrunner Mary Norwood — and putting some distance between herself and the rest of the field.

The poll conducted by Landmark Communications for WSB-TV indicates that Norwood’s support has dropped a few points to 22.1 percent while Bottoms, who’s supported by outgoing Mayor Kasim Reed, is at 19.2 percent.

Business consultant Peter Aman is running third at 12.6 percent, trailed by Cathy Woolard (6.3 percent), Vincent Fort (6.2 percent), City Council President Ceasar Mitchell (5.8 percent), Councilman Kwanza Hall (4.7 percent) and John Eaves (3.1 percent).

There is still a noticeable block of undecided voters in this poll — 18.2 percent.

It was the second major poll in a week to show Bottoms in the leading position to make it into a runoff with Norwood.

Bottoms has been running TV spots emphasizing the message that she’s “the Democratic candidate for mayor,” while the state Democratic Party has been reminding voters that Norwood is a Republican,

The poll shows that Bottoms has the support of one-third of the black voters, while just over half of the white vote is split between Norwood (28.8 percent) and Aman (22.1 percent).

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