Poll: Liu Jumps

survery usa comp Poll: Liu JumpsThe latest (from Friday night) numbers from Survey USA show John Liu jumping nine points in nine days, and leading the pack of comptroller candidates, with 34 percent.

Melinda Katz, the only woman in the race, has 23 percent, slightly ahead of David Yassky, who has 19 percent. David Weprin is back with 7 percent.

It’s an awfully big jump for Liu, and if the numbers are right, it would also mean that Yassky, who has the support of The New York Times and Senator Chuck Schumer, hasn’t benefited from either as much as he might have expected.

One interested reader suggested that the poll may have inflated the number of minority voters while not taking into account the higher turnout many expect in places like Manhattan, which has a competitive, borough-wide race for district attorney.

I don’t know about that, but one more definite reason to exercise caution while ingesting: The poll surveyed 2,300 “adults” from September 8th to the 10th, and only 622 were considered “likely voters.”