BY BUDDY NEVINS
Sunrise Mayor Roger Wishner is winning the mayor’s race, according to a new poll by the Florida Voter.
Wishner is ahead of his opponent Mike Ryan by a comfortable 37 to 29 percent. There is 31 percent undecided and more who didn’t answer the question, so the race could still go either way.
There are two other clues favorable to Wishner in the survey by Browardbeat.com’s pollster Jim Kane of 402 voters conducted by phone July 30-August 1:
*When asked if they approved or disapproved of the job the Sunrise City Commission was doing, 53 percent of voters approved and 26 percent disapproved. Voters believe incumbents like Wishner are doing a good job.
*Over 41 percent of those surveyed have a favorable opinion of Wishner, while 24 percent have an unfavorable opinion. About 25 percent have no opinion.
Ryan does have an opening. Over 55 percent of voters never heard of him.
That gives Ryan an opportunity to reach those voters with a favorable message. Less than 5 percent of voters surveyed have an unfavorable opinion of him.
The mayor’s election is Aug. 24.