Mayoral candidate Megan Barry is an early favorite among a sample group of the city’s most influential and powerful people, according to the results of the inaugural Nashville Banner Power Poll. At the same time, the largest percentage of those surveyed remain undecided on who they will support for mayor.
The two-question survey was sent to 592 Nashvillians, and it was completed by 299—or 50.5%. The Banner Power Poll is designed as a barometer of opinions held by the city’s thought leaders, from business and civic leaders to media and political insiders.
More than one in three respondents to the poll—35.12%—said they had still not made up their minds about the mayor's race. But Barry, a councilwoman-at-large with core geographic and ideological support in the Belmont-Hillsboro-Vanderbilt area of town, was given the nod by 22.74% of those taking the survey.