Mayor Rahm Emanuel (left) and challengerr Jesus "Chuy" Garcia (right) are running first and second in the latest polls in the five-man race for mayor. (Credit: CBS)

Mayoral Opponents Downplay Poll Showing Emanuel Pulling Ahead Of Garcia

The latest Chicago Tribune poll shows Rahm Emanuel favored by 51 percent of voters surveyed – a clear majority – versus 37 percent for Jesus “Chuy” Garcia. Eleven percent of voters said they were undecided.


Mayor Rahm Emanuel and challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia (Credit: CBS)

Poll: Emanuel, Garcia Remain Locked In Tight Race For Mayor

Eighteen percent were undecided in the one-question poll.


Mayoral candidate Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia (left) gives a thumbs up sign after voting on election day. Mayor Rahm Emanuel (right) greets supporters at an election day rally. Garcia forced a runoff election with Emanuel, to be held in April. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Poll: Garcia And Emanuel “Likely Even” In Mayoral Runoff

A new poll shows, with five weeks until the election, the race for mayor essentially is a dead heat.


Mayor Rahm Emanuel and challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia (Credit: CBS)

Poll: Emanuel Leads Garcia Six Weeks Out From Mayoral Runoff

Emanuel was favored by 50 percent of likely voters in an automated phone survey of nearly 2,700 people. Garcia, meanwhile, trailed at 40 percent, with 10 percent of voters still undecided.


(Saul Loeb-Pool/Getty Images)

With Poll, Obama Foundation Hints At Library’s Likely Site

The foundation developing Barack Obama’s future presidential library has commissioned polling in Chicago to determine whether residents support building it on the South Side, people close to the foundation said, in the clearest sign to date that the library likely will go to the University of Chicago.


Mayor Rahm Emanuel, William "Dock" Walls, Willie Wilson, Bob Fioretti, Jesus "Chuy" Garcia

Poll: Emanuel Has Strong Lead Over Rivals, Not Enough To Avoid Runoff

A new poll shows Mayor Rahm Emanuel holding a solid, but not comfortable, lead over his nearest competitor in next month’s election.


Mayor Rahm Emanuel cuts the ribbon at the opening of a new Chicago brewery. (CBS)

Mayor Emanuel Gets In One More Ribbon-Cutting Before Leaving The Country

The mayor’s re-election campaign also released polling information that shows the incumbent has an edge. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.


Ald. Bob Fioretti (left) is running against Mayor Rahm Emanuel (right) in the upcoming 2015 mayoral election in Chicago. (Credit: Facebook/CBS)

Fioretti Poll: Emanuel Less Popular Than Eisenhower Traffic

As he ramps up his campaign for mayor, Ald. Bob Fioretti (2nd) has released a new poll suggesting Mayor Rahm Emanuel is more unpopular in Chicago than rush hour traffic or the Fox News Channel.


Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis speaks about education reform at a City Club of Chicago luncheon. (Credit: CBS)

Lewis: Chicago Voters ‘Absolutely Unimpressed’ With Emanuel

Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis said a recent poll showing most voters are unhappy with how Mayor Rahm Emanuel is handling the Chicago Public Schools reveals “pushback for … failed policies” such as the controversial closing of nearly 50 schools.


Gov. Pat Quinn declared a statewide disaster area on Monday, due to the extreme cold, and heavy snow still clogging many roadways. (Credit: CBS)

Quinn On Trailing In Polls: I’ve Been Underestimated Before

Gov. Pat Quinn insisted he has Republican challenger Bruce Rauner just where he wants him.


Same Sex Marriage

Poll: More Than 4 In 10 Illinois Voters Support Gay Marriage

A new poll estimates that more than four in 10 Illinois voters now support full marriage rights for gay and lesbian couples.

CBS Chicago–09/27/2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel discusses his first year in office and the upcoming NATO summit in Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

Poll: Emanuel Gets High Marks, Voters Want Teachers To Wait For Strike Vote

A new poll shows Mayor Rahm Emanuel getting high marks from voters during his first year in office, but little public support for an early vote on a possible Chicago teachers’ strike.

CBS Chicago–05/29/2012

Speed Cameras

Poll: Speed Cameras Aren’t Too Popular With Chicagoans

Chicago’s program to use cameras to catch speeders near schools and parks is not generating widespread support, according to a just-released poll.

CBS Chicago–05/25/2012

An aerial view of Chicago's convention complex where the NATO summit will be held. (CBS)

Poll Says Most Chicagoans Support NATO

From business leaders to everyday Chicagoans, there appears to be plenty of support for Chicago being host to the NATO summit in a few days.

CBS Chicago–05/17/2012

Carlos Zambrano

Poll: How Do You Feel About The Zambrano Trade?

Vote on how you feel about the Carlos Zambrano trade.

670 The Score–01/05/2012

Gov. Pat Quinn (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

Quinn Not Worried About Low Approval Rating

Gov. Pat Quinn said Friday that he is not dismayed about a new poll that shows most Illinois residents don’t approve of the job he’s doing.

WBBM Newsradio–10/21/2011

Geovany Soto and A.J. Pierzynski

Poll: Cubs 4th Most Popular Team, White Sox 16th

The Chicago Cubs might have the second worst record in baseball and be 12 games back in the NL Central, but there’s one metric that has them near the top of the league, and that’s popularity.

CBS Chicago–07/12/2011

Rahm Emanuel

Poll Shows Emanuel With 58 Percent Support

One week before Chicago’s mayoral election, a new poll suggests there will be a clear and easy winner next Tuesday.

WBBM Newsradio–02/15/2011

Workers Generic

Probe: Workers’ Comp Widely Abused In Illinois

A new investigation has found yet another way that Illinois taxpayers are being cheated.

WBBM Newsradio–02/08/2011

Chicago Mayoral Candidates Gery Chico, Carol Moseley Braun, Miguel del Valle, Rahm Emanuel, Patricia Van Pelt Watkins and William "Dock" Walls

Poll: Mayoral Candidates Would Focus On Job Creation

Job creation and retention efforts are near the top of the priority list for Chicago’s mayoral candidates, according to a Chicago Tribune questionnaire sent them on major campaign issues.

CBS Chicago–02/07/2011