Poll: Bill de Blasio Still Dominating Mayoral Race

Bill de Blasio. (Photo: Getty)
Bill de Blasio. (Photo: Getty)

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.

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Latest Poll Confirms Huge de Blasio Lead

Bill de Blasio, Democratic candidate for mayor of New York City.
A smiling Bill de Blasio. (Photo: Getty)

Democrat Bill de Blasio remains far ahead of his Republican challenger, according to the latest poll of the mayor’s race

The presumptive Democratic nominee leads his GOP rival Joe Lhota 66 percent to 25 percent, according to the latest Quinnipiac poll released this afternoon. Continue reading “Latest Poll Confirms Huge de Blasio Lead”

Nobody Knows Who’s Running for Public Advocate

The candidates for public advocate. (Screenshot: NBC4)
The candidates for public advocate. (Screenshot: NBC4)

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.

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Polls: Comptroller’s Race Now a Dead Heat

Scott Stringer and actress Lena Dunham. (Photo: Getty)
Scott Stringer and actress Lena Dunham. (Photo: Getty)

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.

Mr. Stringer and Mr. Spitzer are now tied with 46 percent of the vote each among likely Democratic voters, the poll found.
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Bill de Blasio Is Having a Nice Day in the Press

The national HuffingtonPost.com website this evening.
HuffingtonPost.com this evening.

“As many learned in May, he lives in Park Slope with his multiracial family, and talks a lot about inequality.”

So noted a New Republic story this evening on Public Advocate Bill de Blasio’s sudden surge in the polls.

The piece was glowingly entitled, “New Yorkers Have Fallen in Love With a Mayoral Candidate.”

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Bill de Blasio Leaps to Front in New Poll

Public Advocate Bill de Blasio. (Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Public Advocate Bill de Blasio. (Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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.

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Erick Salgado Sues Pollster for $1.5 Million for Excluding His Name

Erick Salgado. (Photo: Facebook)
Erick Salgado. (Photo: Facebook)

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.

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