It doesn’t come as a surprise, but Bill de Blasio is still crushing his rival, Joe Lhota, in the polls.
Mr. de Blasio is leading Mr. Lhota by 44 points–68 to 24 percent–among likely voters, according to the latest Quinnipiac University poll released today. Independence Party candidate Adolfo Carrión remains far behind, with just 2 percent.
It’s the position first in line to succeed the mayor, but the vast majority of voters have no idea who’s running.
Only 20 percent of likely Democratic primary voters were able to correctly name a single candidate running to be the city’s next public advocate, according to the latest Quinnipiac poll. And of the few who said they could name a candidate, seven percent named someone who’s not actually in the running.
The race to become the city’s next comptroller just got a lot more interesting.
When Quinnipiac University surveyed the field two weeks ago, they found ex-Gov. Eliot Spitzer with a dominating 19-point lead over Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer. Well, things have changed significantly in their latest poll.
Public Advocate Bill de Blasio has catapulted to first place, with 30 percent of the vote, according to latest Quinnipiac poll.
The surprising new lineup puts City Council Speaker Christine Quinn in second place with 24 percent of the vote and former Comptroller Bill Thompson in third with 22 percent, a month before the Democratic primary.
Erick Salgado, a long-shot Democratic candidate for mayor, is furious that Quinnipiac University has consistently left his name out of their polls.
He’s so furious, in fact, that his campaign filed a lawsuit today in Manhattan Supreme Court seeking to prohibit the firm from “conducting and/or releasing any voter preference poll for the New York City Democratic mayoral primary which does not include all candidates qualified to participate … in the first primary election debate,” according to a press release sent out this afternoon by his campaign.