NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio is the new front-runner for the Democratic nomination for mayor, a Quinnipiac University poll out Tuesday finds.
De Blasio is the choice of 30 percent of likely Democratic voters, the poll found.
“A few weeks ago, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio looked like an also-ran. Today, he’s the leader of the pack, and a winner in the runoffs. Follow the bouncing ball, folks. This line-up keeps changing,” Quinnipiac University Polling Institute Director Maurice Carroll said in a news release.
LINK: Full Poll Results (pdf)
Ex-comptroller Bill Thompson is third at 22 percent. He was the party’s 2009 nominee.