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LA election: Exit poll details mayoral candidates' strengths, weaknesses at ballot box

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Los Angeles Mayor race 2013 An exit poll from the Center for the Study of Los Angeles at Loyola Marymount University confirms what many observers expected in Tuesday’s mayoral primary.

The center surveyed both vote-by-mail and in-person voters. Eric Garcetti won the primary with 33 percent of the vote. Wendy Greuel came in second with 29 percent followed by Kevin James with 16 percent; Jan Perry with 16 percent; and Emanuel Pleitez with 4 percent.

The exit poll’s highlights include:

  • Garcetti received 48 percent of the Latino vote and 43 percent of the Asian-American vote
  • Garcetti won every age group, doing particularly well among the 18-29 set
  • 40 percent of Jewish voters went for Garcetti
  • Perry was supported by 55 percent of African-American voters
  • Half of all Republicans who voted went for James, as did 30 percent of decline to state voters

Pleitez had campaigned to reach young and Latino voters. The exit poll found nine percent of Latino voters backed him. 

Breakdown of Tuesday's Los Angeles mayoral vote by

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