Marist: Voters Want Change, Expect Bloomberg; Green Flirts With 40

Marist is out with a poll saying 51 percent of voters in the city want a new mayor, but 73 percent say they think Michael Bloomberg will be re-elected.

In a head-to-head match-up against Bill Thompson, Bloomberg leads 48 to 35 percent. Against Tony Avella, Bloomberg leads 53 to 29 percent.

In a Democratic primary, Thompson leads Avella 47 to 18 percent, with 35 percent undecided.

Pollster Lee Miringoff notes, “Weiner’s withdrawal from the race has benefited Thompson the most. In Marist’s May survey, Thompson received 29% of the vote to Avella’s 8%. Weiner was the leader at that time with 34% of the vote. 29% of Democrats were unsure.”

In the public advocate’s race, Mark Green comes close to the 40 percent he needs to avoid a run-off. Civil liberties attorney Normal Siegel has 16 percent, City Councilman Bill de Blasio has 9 percent and City Councilman Eric Gioia has 8 percent.