A spokesman for Police Commissioner Ray Kelly says the city’s top cop has nothing to do with a recent poll that appears to be testing the waters for a potential mayoral run.
The telephone poll, by the Queens-based Opinion Access Corp., asked a variety of questions about the commissioner, as well as how he matched up with the other candidates, according to a source, as well as reports by Capitol New York and the Village Voice.
Was the commissioner behind the poll? Was he aware it was happening before the reports? And is he considering a last-minute jump into the race?
No,” Deputy Commissioner Paul Browe replied via email Friday evening.
Mr. Kelly has repeatedly said he has no interest in running for public office, but has yet to decide whether he would stay on in the next administration, if asked.
The poll just happened to coincide with ex-Congressman Anthony Weiner’s formal entry into the race. The deadline to file for the election is June 10.