A new poll suggests Peter Stoffer would give Peter Kelly a run for his money in a race to be mayor of HRM.

The Corporate Research Associates poll asked 400 residents who they would vote for between Kelly, the current mayor, and Stoffer, the MP for Sackville-Eastern Shore who has shown some interest in the position.

Thirty-four per cent chose Stoffer, compared to 24 per cent for Kelly. Thirty-five per cent were undecided while six per cent wouldn’t vote or chose neither. The poll carries a margin of error of 4.9 percentage points.