To avoid an Oct. 1 runoff, a candidate needs more than 40 percent in Tuesday’s primary.
A new poll shows Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer leading with 50 percent of likely Democratic primary voters in the New York City comptroller’s race.
Bill de Blasio’s poll numbers are close to the magic 40% that would allow him to clinch the nomination outright. If no candidate crosses that threshold though, the top two finishers will advance to a runoff on October 1st.
A Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday shows Stringer and the scandal-scarred Spitzer at 46 percent each among likely Democratic primary voters.
The Quinnipiac University poll shows that among black voters, Spitzer leads Stringer by a three-to-one margin. The poll showed no gender gap.
This is the first time de Blasio has topped a poll in this campaign. He has surged past former leader Christine Quinn. The City Council speaker is second with 24 percent.
Anthony Weiner kept up his campaign schedule Tuesday, speaking on a panel of mayoral candidates about issues facing small business owners in Washington Heights.
His campaign manager has resigned and his political peers have harsh words for him, but Anthony Weiner has vowed to stay in the race for New York City mayor.
Weiner resigned from Congress in 2011 amid a texting scandal. He was caught sending racy pictures and messages to women who were not his wife. Spitzer resigned as governor amid a 2008 prostitution scandal.
The Quinnipiac poll also found that 62 percent of New York voters are worried that there will be another terror attack in the city.
“I’m running for mayor because I’ve been fighting for the middle class and those struggling to make it my entire life. And I hope I get a second chance to work for you.”
A poll finds New York City voters overwhelmingly support a plan to put the New York Police Department under the scrutiny of an outside watchdog.
An article in New York Times Magazine said Weiner’s “political committee spent more than $100,000 on polling and research.” It also said his wife Huma Abedin is starting to think he should run.
The governor has earned his fourth straight month of 70-plus percent approval in the poll released on Tuesday.
The Quinnipiac University poll shows New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn could get 37 percent of the vote.