A new WABC-TV poll is out, and Melinda Katz has moved ahead in the city comptroller race, while Mark Green slipped 9 points in the public advocate’s race.
Katz gained 5 points while John Liu, the previous leader, dropped 2 points from a similar poll last week. Katz is now 27 percent, Liu is at 21 percent. David Yassky is at 18 percent and David Weprin is at 11 percent.
In the public advocate’s race, Green dropped 9 points, but he still leads Bill de Blasio, who gained 4 points and is now at 19 percent. Norman Siegel is now at 11 percent. Eric Gioia picked up 2 points and is now at 8 percent.
The poll surveyed 2,250 adults (notice, not just voters!), between the August 21st and 25th. The Times endorsement of de Blasio came out four days later, so his bump from that will (presumably) be seen in the next poll.
As with the previous poll, big grain of salt, O.K.?