Michael Nutter has a 10-point lead over Tom Knox, with 31 percent of the respondents to the latest Daily News/Keystone Poll saying they're behind the former Councilman.
Nutter leads in both white (37 percent) and black voters (27 percent).
Knox, who is beginning to put Nutter into the crosshairs of his direct mail campaign, has 21 percent support. Chaka Fattah, who once held a commanding lead in the Keystone Poll, fell to 13 percent support.
That's followed by Bob Brady with 11 percent and (you have to feel for the guy) Dwight Evans lags behind with a mere 3 percent.
There are still 21 percent undecided, however, and pollster Terry Madonna points to the importance of Election Day operations (which Fattah and Brady are assumed to have the best of and Knox will be paying lots of cash for) and the chance that a low-turnout election could put things into flux.
Poll stats: 385 Democratic voters between last Wednesday and Monday; 5 percent margin of error.
Meanwhile, the Inky gets around to looking at Nutter's alleged ethical indescretions that other campaigns are bandying about. The reporting seems to say it's either not so (no proof of any no-show job at Econosult as Tom Knox told viewers on NBC's Live at Issue last weekend) or things like a contract for his wife's nonprofit came about before she even started there.
As to his past political relationship with Carol Campbell, it's pretty hard to deny, but Nutter defends his pushing for a contract between her company and the Sheriff's department, a deal that eventually fell through.