When The Sun and UB first polled on this race in November, shortly after incumbent Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced she would not seek re-election, Ms. Dixon was leading the pack with 24 percent of the vote. In January, when Gonzales Research & Marketing Strategies polled in this race, she was leading with 27 percent of the vote — statistically speaking, no different from The Sun's results, given the margins of error. This month, when The Sun and UB polled again, she was still at 24 percent. Her support is not going away, no matter how much outside groups or other candidates may attack her based on the ethical failures that forced her from office six years ago. Those who said they supported her were more likely by far than the backers of any other candidate to say their support was firm and far less likely to say they might change their minds.