Jacksonville FL — After a violent weekend in Jacksonville where we told you about seven different shooting incidents across the city, a new poll released by the University of North Florida shows crime is the biggest issue facing the city. The poll says 62% of likely voters in the upcoming city elections in March and May believe crime is the most important issue facing the city while education came in second at 13%.
The new poll also has a snapshot in time of the city's mayoral race. The poll says 52% of likely voters said they are planning to vote for Mayor Lenny Curry, 15% said they are planning to vote for Jacksonville City Councilwoman Anna Lopez Brosche, 6% said they are planning to vote for no-party affiliation candidate Omega Allen and 3% said they are planning to vote for former Atlantic Beach City Commissioner Jimmy Hill. The poll says 22% of voters still don't know who they would vote for if the election were held today.
The voters who believed crime was the biggest issue, 58% said they were planning on voting for Curry, while 13% plan to vote for Brosche.
UNF says the poll was taken between February 16th and 19th.
The two election days coming up are March 19th and May 14th.