Pollster Benenson’s ’09 Plans: Weiner, Yassky

Pollster Joel Benenson, who is currently working for Barack Obama, confirmed he’s set to work on at least two citywide races next year.

In a brief interview this morning, Benenson said he’ll be crunching numbers for Anthony Weiner–who has all but announced formally he’s running for mayor–and David Yassky, who is running for comptroller.

Benenson was Weiner’s pollster for his 2005 mayoral race and worked for Yassky during his 2006 congressional race. Interestingly, one of Yassky’s main opponents in the comptroller’s race, Melinda Katz, has hired Hillary Clinton pollster Geoff Garin.

Also worth noting about Benenson: back in 2003, he, along with Howard Wolfson, conducted a poll that helped brand Michael Bloomberg as an out-of-touch billionaire. Pollster Benenson’s ’09 Plans: Weiner, Yassky