Felix Arroyo hasn’t gotten the message that he is in the dreaded second tier of mayoral candidates three weeks before the preliminary election.
He is also a dissenter from the widespread view that few voters have been paying attention to the race to succeed Tom Menino.
His view is more optimistic.
“I’m out there every day at T stations and coffee shops, and communities across the city are really having conversations, talking about our city,” he said Tuesday. Arroyo foresees more voter enthusiasm than many observers predict. “We need a high turnout, and I believe that’s coming.”
As the race nears the Sept. 24 preliminary election, a key question for many candidates is who, exactly, will go to the polls. Will it be, as many believe, a low-turnout race dominated by traditional, older voters? Or will the race capture the imagination of a bigger swath of Bostonians than polls are currently capturing?
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