With the Boston mayoral election less than a month away, a new survey of likely voters shows that City Councilor John Connolly leads state Rep. Marty Walsh.
The poll, from the UMass Lowell Center for Public Opinion, finds that 45 percent favor Connolly, while 37 percent back Walsh.
Nearly 20 percent of likely voters remain undecided.
"There's a lot of ability for campaign activities, get-out-the-vote drives, debates to really sway voters," said pollster Joshua Dyck.
Dyck says education is one issue giving Connolly the edge over Walsh.
"People in the survey who gave poor ratings to Boston public schools, Connolly does very well," he said. "He leads by 16 points among that group."
The survey of 375 likely voters has a margin of error of 6 percent.
This program aired on October 10, 2013. The audio for this program is not available.