Poll finds Garcetti has edge over Greuel in LA mayor’s race

Eric Garcetti (L) and Wendy Greuel (R) celebrate after winning a place in the May mayoral election.
Eric Garcetti (L) and Wendy Greuel (R) celebrate after winning a place in the May mayoral election.

There’s a new poll out in the Los Angeles mayor’s race. The USC Price/Los Angeles Times survey shows City Councilman Eric Garcetti leading City Controller Wendy Greuel 50 to 40 percent,  with 10 percent still undecided.

The poll also uncovers some interesting nuggets in the race, and maybe some troubling signs for the Greuel campaign.

Greuel says she’s unfazed by the new poll, and that her campaign is just getting ramped up.

“When we get our message out there, when we have our mail and TV and we have the outreach, we’re going to win this race,” Greuel told KCRW.

The poll finds Greuel trailing Garcetti among men, women and Latinos. She does hold an edge with African-Americans.

KCRW’s Steve Chiotakis spoke with Dan Schnur from USC and Kevin Roderick from LA Observed about the latest in the mayor’s race.