Exit poll says Garcetti by 8 points, but who knows

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The Loyola Marymount exit poll conducted today by students under the Center for the Study of Los Angeles forecasts Eric Garcetti will win the mayoral election with 54 percent of the vote. The exit poll has Wendy Greuel with 46 percent. "The projection is based on results from 800 surveys administered by students from Loyola Marymount at polling places in 25 precincts and an earlier telephone survey of voters who had already cast mail-in ballots. Both surveys were conducted in English and Spanish," LMU says in a release. The margin of error is +/- 3.46 percent.

If you were wondering, the Loyola Marymount poll's forecast in the March primary was pretty close to the actual results in the mayoral race — calling it 33-28 Garcetti when the actual vote came in 33-29. So that's a track record.

Now to the results of actual voting. With the first 160,471 mail-in ballots counted, Greuel leads 50.9-49.0. Some were predicting that Garcetti would win the vote-by-mail ballots. Down ballot, the first results show Mike Feuer leading Carmen Trutanich 58-41 for city attorney. Ron Galperin leads Dennis Zine 52-47 in the first results for city controller.

Check results yourself

File photo of Garcetti campaigning: Gary Leonard


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