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WSC readers expect tight races

No, it’s not scientific. But Watch Sonoma County readers think the City Council races in Santa Rosa and Petaluma will be very tight.

As of 9 a.m. today, WSC readers had cast more than 18,600 votes in six polls asking you which candidates will win today’s election. Will it reflect the actual vote? We’ll know in a few hours. Live results will be available on WSC shortly after the polls close at 8 p.m. But the WSC poll may provide some insight into the winners and losers tonight. In the primary election, WSC readers correctly predicted the outcome in 3 of the 4 races that were polled. And in the fourth race – the south county supes contest – they muffed the order but picked the top two candidates who advanced to today’s runoff election.

While we’re waiting for the polls to close, here’s what you think will happen today. Which results do you think will hold up after the real votes are counted?

Board of Supervisors

With 4,200 votes cast, 52 percent of WSC readers favor David Rabbitt while 48 percent favor Pam Torliatt.

Santa Rosa City Council

With 1,300 votes cast, only seven votes were separating the seven candidates running for Santa Rosa City Council. From top to bottom, this race looks extremely close to WSC readers.

Petaluma City Council

With nearly 7,000 votes cast, Mike Harris was the top vote-getter in the WSC poll. Four candidates were scrapping for the remaining two seats: Karen Nau, Chris Albertson, Jason Davies and Teresa Barrett.

Petaluma Mayor

With nearly 2,800 votes cast, Jeff Mayne was edging David Glass 51 to 48 percent in the WSC poll.

Superior Court judge

With more than 900 votes cast, Pat Broderick was handily beating John LemMon 73 to 27 percent in the WSC poll.


With more than 2,400 votes cast, Democrat Jerry Brown and Republican Meg Whitman were virtually tied in the WSC poll.

CLICK HERE to view the latest results. You can vote on each poll one time from your computer. To participate, look for “Your Vote” in the center column on the WSC home page, directly under “Recent Comments.” We will close the WSC polls at 8 p.m.

What do you think about the results? Will the WSC polls match up with reality in any of the races?

– Ted Appel
Watch Sonoma County

One Response to “WSC readers expect tight races”

  1. ForPT says:

    I think Pam Torliatt will easily win. Last time you had this online poll Rabbitt was up by hundreds of votes yet Torliatt won by a few thousand! GO PAM!!!

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