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John Connolly leads crowded mayoral field in new poll

A new poll less than a week before Boston’s preliminary mayoral election showed City Councilor John R. Connolly with a slight lead over a crowded field.

The poll by Suffolk University for the Boston Herald found Connolly with 16 percent of the vote. Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley and state Representative Martin J. Walsh tied for second in the poll with 12 percent.

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