Siena College Poll
The New York Times/Siena College Poll of likely voters gives de Blasio a 45-point lead, 68 percent to 23 percent.
The poll by Siena College and The New York Times released Friday shows de Blasio, the public advocate, has 32 percent of likely voters in the Democratic mayoral primary.
The Siena College poll found that 68 percent of state voters and 62 percent of New York City voters are embarrassed by the national attention to the men’s candidacies.
Some residents and business owners who have been fed up with the encampment at Zuccotti Park say they’re glad the city evicted Occupy Wall Street protesters and cleaned up the park early Tuesday morning.
A poll said the New York Legislature’s top priority heading into the final weeks of the 2011 session should be passing a property tax cap. The Siena College poll said the next priorities should be an ethics reform law followed by extending rent control laws in New York City.
The poll questioned more than 400 voters in each district. The margin of error was between 4.8 points and 4.9 points, plus or minus. Democrats have a 32-30 majority.
A majority of New Yorkers remain opposed to a mosque proposed as part of a planned Islamic cultural center near ground zero, and the issue will be a factor for many voters this fall.