Quinn continues her lead 2013 mayoral polling

Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 08:56 AM

A new Quinnipiac University poll is out and you know what that means: a new 2013 mayoral candidate question.

According to the poll, Council Cpeaker Christine Quinn continues to be the favorite of those polled, with 25 percent saying if they had to pick a candidate today, she'd be it.

Before we get to the rest of the numbers, it's worth noting two things about the poll. One, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly was not included as a potential candidate, unlike previous Quinnipiac surveys. And two, the continued troubles Comptroller John Liu has had over his campaign's fundraising practices.

Given both those, who appears to win from both situation? Former Comptroller Bill Thompson, followed by Speaker Quinn. Let's take a look at this poll's numbers, side-by-side the last poll in December.

13-Mar 15-Dec 19-Oct 27-Jul
2012 2011 2011 2011
Markowitz 15 13 14 12
Stringer 7 5 5 4
Liu 7 7 10 10
Quinn 25 18 17 18
Thompson 13 7 8 8
Allon 2 - - 1
de Blasio 9 6 6 6
Kelly na 24 25 23
DK/NA 17 15 12 16

To be fair, everyone did a little bit better. It will be interesting to see what the numbers look like when they drop Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz's name from the list.

Also in the poll voters were asked if they believed Comptroller Liu should resign. A plurality--44 percent--said no, even as the number that said yes climbed significantly to 33 percent.

“Who should move into City Hall when Mayor Bloomberg moves out? Council Speaker Christine Quinn tops the list of usual suspects and has an impressive job approval,” said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, in a statement. “After the drum-beat of negative news, Comptroller John Liu’s job approval numbers are tepid, but New Yorkers don’t think he should quit.”

The poll surveyed 964 New York City voters between March 6 and 11. Its margin of error is plus or minus 3.2 percentage points. Both land lines and cell phones were used.


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Comments [1]

VJ Machiavelli

Quinn has the "Lead" but their has been no debates, or TV adds, etc,etc.

This is all just the beginning of a very nasty primary and you can take that to the bank.

I will say this again the only person who can succeed "The Prisoner of City Hall" is the "Mouth of New York Donald Trump

The next time you do a poll why not ask the people if they would vote for Donald Trump for mayor

Lets draft Donald Trump for Mayor.

Before there was the "Oracle of Delphi" there was Count Vampire J. Machiavelli

VJ Machiavelli
Power to the People who "VOTE"

Mar. 14 2012 04:32 AM

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