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Experience Essential for Almost 1/2 of of Ottawa Voters: Nanos Ballot

Experience Essential for Almost 1/2 of of Ottawa Voters: Nanos Ballot

Nearly 1/2 of of Ottawa citizens say revel in is essential in municipal politics, as a -time period councillor and a political rookie end up the frontrunners withinside the race for mayor of Ottawa.

A Nanos Research ballot  for CTV News Ottawa requested respondents on a scale of zero to ten, how essential is revel in in municipal politics.

Forty-8 in keeping with cent of respondents' ranked revel in as "essential" (7 to ten out of 10), whilst 32 in keeping with cent of respondents rated revel in as "average" and 15 in keeping with cent stated revel in is "now no longer essential".

Respondents residing withinside the downtown (6.four out of 10) and east end (6.6 in keeping with cent of 10) rated political revel in as essential better than citizens residing withinside the west end (5.6 out of 10) and rural ( out of 10) regions of the town.

With much less than 3 weeks left withinside the municipal election campaign, the identical ballot  suggests Catherine McKenney has a small lead over Mark Sutcliffe withinside the conflict for the mayor's workplace.

Twenty-9 in keeping with cent of respondents stated they could vote for McKenney, in comparison 24 in keeping with cent for Sutcliffe. Former Ottawa mayor and provincial cupboard minister Bob Chiarelli is third, at 9 in keeping with cent support.

McKenney has served  phrases as councillor for Somerset Ward, and formerly labored as a strategic consultant to the deputy town supervisor and withinside the places of work of former councillors Alex Munter and Diane Holmes.

"As Mayor, I’ll supply the transparency you deserve, beginning with my campaign. Before you head to the polls, I will launch my campaign’s donor listing and our complete monetary plan," McKenney stated on Twitter this week. "I’ve labored at the City price range for years and I actually have the management and revel in to be Mayor."

Sutcliffe, an entrepreneur and broadcaster, is going for walks for workplace for the primary time.  In his questionnaire submission to CTV News Ottawa, Sutcliffe stated he has "no partisan political revel in", however has years of "network management."

"I've been handling budgets my complete career, as a enterprise owner, govt or non-income leader. I recognize the fee of a greenback earned, however I've practiced financial area my whole expert lifestyles," Sutcliffe stated on Twitter this week.

"I will convey that revel in to City Hall to make lifestyles greater cheap to you."

Chiarelli has the maximum political revel in of any of the 14 applicants going for walks for mayor in Ottawa's municipal election. Chiarelli served as Regional Chair of Ottawa from 1997 to 2000, and  phrases as mayor of Ottawa from 2000 to 2006. Chiarelli additionally served as a Member of Provincial Parliament, and become a cupboard minister.

Nanos performed an internet survey of 503 Ottawa citizens, 18 years of age and older, among Sept. 23 and Oct. 3.  Nanos performed a non-chance survey consultant of the town, and there's no margin of error.