Jason Horowitz calls in from Mike’s swing through senior centers around the boroughs to note that reporters in Borough Park were taking bets on how long it would be before Mike mentioned his 96-year-old mother.
It took exactly 36 seconds, and Gabe Pressman won the pool.
A bit later, in Queens, Mike brushed off his strong poll numbers.
“How many of you have been called by pollsters?” he asked dismissively.
Only it turned out that about 20% of the hundred or so senior in attendance actually had been called by pollsters for a certain candidate.
“They were one of yours — the Bloomberg pollster,” a man told the Mayor.
CORRECTION: An early version of this post had the Brooklyn senior center in Bensonhurst, when — as Jason Horowitz and an anonymous commentor both note — it’s in Borough Park. I got the location from the Bloomberg press release, making this a rare Bloomberg campaign slip-up. Cue the ethnic outrage.