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Who Will Control the City-County Council?
The results of an Indy Politics poll of this year’s upcoming City-County Council races indicates control of the body could be up for grabs. However, candidates have a long way to go to educate voters about who’s even on the ballot in their district.
Democrats currently lead on the generic council ballot, 49 percent to 31 percent. Currently, Democrats control the Council 14-11.
The survey of 400 likely voters as conducted by Mason Strategies showed only 32 percent of respondents were familiar with who their Councilor is, and only 9 percent said they were “very familiar”. This means that there could be a lot of low-information headed to the polls this November. Familiarity is highest among college-educated voters, as well as among Independent voters.