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Boston mayor’s race remains wide open, poll shows

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Boston’s race for mayor remains wide open heading into the homestretch, with a third of likely voters undecided in a race that has yet to captivate much of the city, according to a new Globe poll. But one candidate, City Councilor John R. Connolly, has emerged with a sliver of a lead.

Connolly, who registered 13 percent in the survey, is a few points ahead of a tight cluster of candidates that includes former city housing chief Charlotte Golar Richie, who polled just ahead of state Representative Martin J. Walsh and Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley.

The field is so tightly bunched that nine candidates fell within the poll’s margin of error of plus or minus 4.8 percentage points, giving many campaigns a shot at becoming one of the two top vote-getters who advance to the decisive final election.

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