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Streetcar leads in poll, but campaign too close to call

A new poll shows supporters of a new streetcar district in Kansas City have a small lead one week before the election.

The poll — by Remington Research Group, affiliated with local consultant Jeff Roe — shows 51 percent of those surveyed support establishing a streetcar district. Forty-three percent are opposed, with six percent undecided.

The pollster says it’s still too close to call. “Eight days out the race is close and anything can happen,” said Titus Bond of Remington Research Group.

The phone survey of 961 people was weighted to reflect the demographic breakdown of voters in the proposed district.

The polling firm says a majority of African American voters surveyed supports the plan, while a majority of white voters it surveyed is opposed. Support for the streetcar is strongest among young voters, who are traditionally less likely to vote.