It doesn’t come as a surprise, but Bill de Blasio is still crushing his rival, Joe Lhota, in the polls.
Mr. de Blasio is leading Mr. Lhota by 44 points–68 to 24 percent–among likely voters, according to the latest Quinnipiac University poll released today. Independence Party candidate Adolfo Carrión remains far behind, with just 2 percent.
Democrat Bill de Blasio remains far ahead of his Republican challenger, according to the latest poll of the mayor’s race
The presumptive Democratic nominee leads his GOP rival Joe Lhota 66 percent to 25 percent, according to the latest Quinnipiac poll released this afternoon.
Wallowing in Glory
The race to become the city’s next comptroller just got a lot more interesting.
When Quinnipiac University surveyed the field two weeks ago, they found ex-Gov. Eliot Spitzer with a dominating 19-point lead over Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer. Well, things have changed significantly in their latest poll.
Mr. Stringer and Mr. Spitzer are now tied with 46 percent of the vote each among likely Democratic voters, the poll found.
movin' on up
“As many learned in May, he lives in Park Slope with his multiracial family, and talks a lot about inequality.”
So noted a New Republic story this evening on Public Advocate Bill de Blasio’s sudden surge in the polls.
The piece was glowingly entitled, “New Yorkers Have Fallen in Love With a Mayoral Candidate.”
Public Advocate Bill de Blasio has catapulted to first place, with 30 percent of the vote, according to latest Quinnipiac poll.
The surprising new lineup puts City Council Speaker Christine Quinn in second place with 24 percent of the vote and former Comptroller Bill Thompson in third with 22 percent, a month before the Democratic primary.
An increasingly short-tempered Anthony Weiner brushed off new poll numbers out this afternoon that show his comeback candidacy tumbling following his latest sexting revelations.
Speaking to reporters this evening after a forum on housing issues in the Bronx, the former congressman insisted he didn’t care about the numbers, which now show him squarely in fourth place after he admitted he’d continued his lewd sexting habit long after his disgraced resignation.
If you ask Doug Schoen, today’s Quinnpiac poll confirms what he’s been saying all along: New York City residents want Wal-Mart.
“A clear majority want Wal-Mart and a very large percentage will shop at Wal-Mart,” Schoen told me in an interview this afternoon. “Our polling and Quinnipiac’s polling show that.”
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Quinnipiac is out with a hodgepodge of numbers on NYC issues:
57-36 percent say electeds should allow a Wal-Mart to open here.
68-29 percent say they’d shop there once open.
Last In, First Out
78-16 percent say teacher layoffs should be NOT done based on seniority [corrected].
63-32 percent of union Read More
“What I think” said Quinnipiac pollster Mickey Carroll. “It’s the third term.”
That’s how Carroll explained today’s Q poll results showing Bloomberg hitting an 8-year low with voters, with a 51-39 percent job approval rating. ”Manhattan is the one place where he’s a plus, He’s a minus everywhere else,” said Carroll.
While Bloomberg’s push for Read More