A final poll out before Tuesday's municipal election shows again that Mayor Rahm Emanuel doesn't have the clear backing to avoid a run-off.
While he leads the Ogden and Fry poll, out Monday, Emanuel doesn't have the crucial 50 percent-plus one vote to avoid having the race go to April 7.
The latest weekly sampling of random voters showed Emanuel with 48 percent of the vote. Jesus "Chuy" Garcia earned 26.5 percent, while Willie Wilson had 15 percent, Ald. Bob Fioretti had Fioretti 7 percent and William "Dock" Walls had 3 percent.
The margin of error in the poll was +/- 3.68 percent.
Ogden and Fry was the pollster with the closest numbers in the recent governor's race.
Interest appears high for the Feb. 24 race. Nearly 90,000 ballots were cast throughout the early voting period, which ended Saturday. The total is a 23 percent increase from the 2011 election, a Chicago Board of Elections spokesman told NBC Chicago.