According to a recent poll by Grove Insight of Portland, Ed Lee is ahead in the mayoral race. Far ahead. But City Attorney Dennis Herrera is gaining on him. A recent SFGate post reports that the city's interim mayor is "winning 35 percent of the first-place votes in the first round of the city's ranked-choice voting, followed by 23 percent for Herrera."
The poll, with an error of "plus or minus four percentage points," is being disputed by team Lee, of course. "It's so out of synch with any other poll," Lee campaign spokesman Tony Winnicker told City Insider. "The only way they could get those results is if they sampled his Christmas card list."