Mary Norwood and Atlanta’s LGBT vote: It’s not 2009

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Atlanta mayoral candidate Mary Norwood. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

The political world has no reason to doubt the several polls that show Mary Norwood to be the strongest candidate in the large scrum running to become mayor of Atlanta.

But what they don’t show is that the councilwoman is probably in an inherently weaker position than she was eight years ago, when she lost a December runoff to a former state senator named Kasim Reed by a mere 700 votes….

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