Polls show Wu in lead for mayor

In the latest public polls on Boston’s mayoral race, at-large City Councilor Michelle Wu was far ahead of the pack, with a MassINC poll showing her with 30% of the vote, followed by acting Mayor Kim Janey with 15%, at-large Councilor Annissa Essaibi George with 13% and District 4 Councilor Andrea Campbell, 11%. Former chief of economic development John Barros polled at 4%.

A poll released Tuesday by the Boston Globe and Suffolk Polling had candidates in the same order.

While polling has consistently showed Wu in the lead with strong support from progressive whites, the other three major candidates appear in a statistical dead heat for second place. The Sept. 14 preliminary balloting will whittle the field of seven down to two.

Former City Councilor Charles Yancey fires up a crowd in Mattapan Square as acting Mayor Kim Janey and District

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