According to a new Quinnipiac poll of this year's mayoral election, Michael Bloomberg would beat both of his Democratic challengers in a head-to-head match-up. Bloomberg leads Representative Anthony Weiner 50-35, and Comptroller Bill Thompson 50-34.
Among Democratic voters, Bloomberg does well. Bloomberg ties Thompson among Democratic voters at 42 percent. Against Weiner, the mayor leads 44–42 percent.
In a Democratic primary between Thompson and Weiner, 47 percent are undecided. Among the rest, Weiner leads Thompson 30–23 percent.
Independent voters side with mayor. Bloomberg beats Thompson among independent voters, 62–20 percent. Against Weiner, Bloomberg's support is less commanding, 59–24.
Also, by a majority of 54–40 percent, voters say the mayor’s financing of his own campaign makes him “free from being beholden” rather than giving him “an unfair advantage.”
This follows a NY1 poll, conducted by Mickey Blum, that showed Bloomberg leading Anthony Weiner by only 7.