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The Portland mayor's race is virtually tied, less than two weeks before the May primary. Rob Manning reports on a new OPB/Fox-12 poll from DHM Research.

The poll conducted over the weekend has a margin of error of five percent. And that's an important number in the race for Portland mayor.

"We have all three candidates within the margin of error, with Charlie Hales at 25 percent, Eileen Brady at 23 percent, Jefferson Smith at 20 percent," says Tim Hibbitts with polling firm, DHM Research.

According to the poll data 28 percent of voters are undecided on a mayoral candidate.

Hibbitts' colleague, Rebecca Ball, contrasts those numbers with a February poll. It showed Brady with a strong lead.

"Eileen Brady hasn't made hardly any progress - she has stalled. While Charlie Hales and Jefferson Smith have caught up," Ball says.

The OPB/Fox-12 poll also asked the 400 likely voters about Amanda Fritz's race to stay on Portland City Council. The poll has her leading Mary Nolan, 32-25 - but with 40 percent of voters undecided.

This story originally appeared on Oregon Public Broadcasting.

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