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Mayor Rahm Emanuel has increased his lead over challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, according to a new poll. | File Photo

New poll shows Emanuel increasing lead over Garcia

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel has increased his lead over challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, a new poll shows.

In the survey, conducted for the Chicago Tribune, Emanuel was the choice of 58 percent, with Garcia backed by 30 percent and 9 percent undecided.

The poll of 724 registered voters, conducted March 25 through March 29, has a margin of error of 3.7 percentage points.

Emanuel’s margin increased by 7 percentage points from the last Tribune survey. In that previous poll, taken March 6-11, the mayor was preferred by 51 percent, compared to 37 percent for Garcia.

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