Quinnipiac University Poll: de Blasio Surges Past 40% in New York City Mayoral Race!

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Dear Commons Community,

The New York media today are reporting that with the Democratic primary less than a week away, Bill de Blasio has surged ahead of his competition according to the latest Quinnipiac University poll. With 47 percent of black voters and 44 percent of women voters, Mr. de Blasio garnered 43 percent of likely voters in the Democratic primary for mayor, passing the 40 percent cutoff and possibly avoiding a runoff, according to the poll released yesterday.

Former City Comptroller and 2009 Democratic nominee William Thompson is at 20 percent, with 18 percent for City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, 7 percent for former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, 4 percent for Comptroller John Liu, 1 percent for former Council member Sal Albanese and 8 percent undecided.

This compares to results of an August 28 survey by the independent University which showed de Blasio at 36 percent, with 21 percent for Quinn, 20 percent for Thompson, 8 percent for Weiner and 6 percent for Liu.

In today’s survey, women likely Democratic primary voters go 44 percent for de Blasio, 19 percent for Thompson and 18 percent for Quinn. Men go 41 percent for de Blasio, 20 percent for Thompson and 18 percent for Quinn. Black voters go 47 percent for de Blasio, 25 percent for Thompson and 6 percent for Quinn. White voters go 42 percent for de Blasio, 28 percent for Quinn and 16 percent for Thompson.

The Democratic primary is next Tuesday on September 10th.


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