Poll: De Blasio Takes Commanding Lead Among Democrats In NYC Mayoral Race


bill-deblasioPublic Advocate Bill de Blasio is within just a few points of avoiding a runoff from a Democratic challenger for New York City mayor, according to the latest Quinnipiac University poll.

De Blasio is leading the Democratic pack with 36 percent of likely voters, near the 40 percent that would be needed to avoid a runoff.

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn trails de Blasio with 21 percent, followed by 20 percent for former Comptroller Bill Thompson.

Former Rep. Anthony Weiner has the support of 8 percent of likely Democratic primary voters, followed by 6 percent for Comptroller John Liu. Former Councilman Sal Albanese logs just 1 percent. Eight percent remain undecided.

The poll reflects a dramatic jump for de Blasio from one conducted on Aug. 13, in which he had 30 percent, with 24 percent for Quinn and 22 percent for Thompson. Weiner had 10 percent in that poll, and Liu 6.

Read more at CBS LOCAL.

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