A new Quinnipiac poll out today has New York City Public Advocate Bill De Blasio with a strong lead in the Democratic primary for mayor.
He is polling at 36%. That’s close to the 40% a candidate needs to win the September 10 primary outright and avoid an October runoff against the second-place finisher.
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who has been endorsed by all of the city’s major daily newspapers, is in a distant second at 21%. Former Comptroller Bill Thompson has 20%.
In potential runoff scenarios, De Blasio easily leads both Quinn and Thompson.
Here are the horserace numbers:
Bill De Blasio: 36%
Christine Quinn: 21%
Bill Thompson: 20%
Anthony Weiner: 8%
John Liu: 6%
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