Poll: De Blasio Leaps to First Place

Tuesday, August 13, 2013


Public Advocate Bill de Blasio has shot to first place among the pack of Democratic mayoral candidates, with support from 30 percent of likely primary voters according to the latest Quinnipiac poll released Tuesday.

That's an increase of 9 percentage points since the last Q-poll released on July 29. De Blasio has leapt over both City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who comes in at 24 percent, and former comptroller Bill Thompson, who pulls 22 percent.

De Blasio also leads in the likely event of a run-off election. A run-off is triggered if no candidate takes more than 40 percent in the primary election.

Among the other candidates, former Congressman Anthony Weiner has dropped to 10 percent, down six more points since the last poll. Comptroller John Liu remains flat at 6 percent and former City Councilman Sal Albanese is at just one percent.

The poll also asked about the NYPD's use of stop-and-frisk. Sixty percent of Democratic primary voters say it's excessive and harasses innocent people.

The poll was conducted from August 7-12 and surveyed 579 likely Democratic primary voters. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.1 percentage points.



Jennifer Vanasco and Julianne Welby


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Comments [7]

john from the compound from nyc

@john from office
oooh baby give me one more comment...what 'office' do you work in?
I think you should change your name to john from the compound.

Aug. 30 2013 11:27 AM
Anne from NYC

I was almost about to support De Blasio, but have discovered he supports the 91st Street transfer station, and that just does not make sense.

Aug. 15 2013 12:30 PM
john from office

I did not realize that the Jacksons were supporting DeBlasio! Oh baby give me one more chance! Lets bring back 70's bad hair styles!!

Aug. 14 2013 07:57 AM
john from office

Lets not forget that Bill has a "black" son. The kid will be paraded around like a balloon in a parade. Son don't you dare get a a haircut, we need that fro for votes!

Aug. 14 2013 07:28 AM
BigGuy from Froest Hills

We can say without any doubts whatsoever that Bill DeBlasio is the tallest Democratic candidate in the race. He would make the greatest contrast to Mayor Bloomberg.

Aug. 13 2013 08:05 PM

Hurray! Go de Blasio!

Aug. 13 2013 07:30 PM
thatgirl from manhattan

Finally--proof that Quinnberg's attempt at identity politics is failing!

Aug. 13 2013 07:01 PM

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