Scott Stringer can’t claim to be completely surprised by the dramatic boost in his poll numbers over the past two weeks.
In fact, the Manhattan borough president and city comptroller candidate predicted as much–although not quite the 19-point jump displayed today–in a Wednesday interview at The New York Observer‘s Midtown office.
“Our numbers are much different than the Q poll,” he said. “We’re in a very tight race.”
Just weeks ago, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio’s campaign appeared to be treading water.
He was behind in the public polls. He had failed to unify labor. And the unlikely comeback candidacy of former Congressman Anthony Weiner—another outspoken, progressive with outer borough branding—seemed like the nail in the proverbial coffin, eliminating his path to victory.
But as it turns out, Mr. Weiner’s entry has turned into a blessing for Mr. de Blasio, at least as far as public polling is concerned.
Keep Calm and Carry On
In a conference call this afternoon, President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign had one central message for their supporters when Election Day arrives tomorrow: They should “keep calm,” even if they hear snippets of information favoring Republican Mitt Romney.
“My warning, we need to stay calm for much of the day,” Stephanie Cutter, Mr. Obama’s deputy campaign manager, said, touting thousands of early ballots already submitted by voters. “We’ve already banked a pretty big portion of our vote.”
With all the frustration over the absolute clusterfuck of trying to find out where you’re supposed to cast your ballot tomorrow, it’s good to know that at least one website has your back. Just type your address into YourFuckingPollingPlace.com and it will tell you where the fuck you are supposed to go.
Well, at least that’s how it’s supposed to work.
Well, that ought to end the debate about bike lanes, even if former defender Bill de Blasio has become a skeptic. That would put him in the minority, as that numbers continue to climb in favor of the new bike byways crisscrossing the city. Last time we checked, it was a supermajority who liked bike lanes. Now, two out of three New Yorkers like bike lanes, according to The Times, no less, which has not always been a fan. And the gray lady makes a pretty emphatic point about it, too.
By the Numbers
Even with grumbles about an overzealous response to Hurricane Irene—and some disappointment that it was not a more serious storm to justify said response—the new Quinnipiac poll out this morning finds that 54 percent of New Yorkers approve of the job Mayor Michael Bloomberg is doing. That is the highest percentage since the Read More
Know why we vote on Tuesdays? Because Sunday is the Lord’s day, and it takes at least a day to get to the polling place by horse and buggy. Wednesday, that’s market day.
Hmmm. This rationale may have been convincing in 1845, when the law was passed that made Election Day a Tuesday. Now, it’s Read More