August 30, 2013


Despite endorsements from the conservative Daily News and NY Post and from the "liberal" NY Times, the people don't want Christine Quinn. Bill Deblasio has gotten endorsements from the voters, who still matter more than newspapers who think they know what's best for us. DE BLASIO CLOSE TO 40% IN NEW YORK CITY MAYORAL RACE, QUINNIPIAC UNIVERSITY POLL FINDS; QUINN, THOMPSON IN BATTLE FOR SECOND PLACE With 13 days until the primary election, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio surges ahead of the Democratic pack for New York City mayor with 36 percent of likely voters, close to the 40 percent threshold needed to avoid a runoff, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is at 21 percent, with 20 percent for former City Comptroller William Thompson, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds. Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner has 8 percent of likely Democratic primary voters, with 6 percent for City Comptroller John Liu, 1 percent for former Council member Sal Albanese and 8 percent undecided. This compares to the results of an August 13 Quinnipiac University poll which showed de Blasio at 30 percent, with 24 percent for Quinn and 22 percent for Thompson. In possible Democratic primary runoff matchups:  De Blasio tops Quinn 59 – 30 percent;  De Blasio leads Thompson 52 – 36 percent;  Thompson bests Quinn 57 – 33 percent. “Talk about breaking out of the pack! Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, in fourth place just five weeks ago, is edging up on the magic 40 percent needed to avoid a Democratic primary runoff. And if there is a runoff, he clobbers Council Speaker Christine Quinn or former Comptroller and 2009 Democratic challenger William Thompson,” said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. “De Blasio takes a big lead into the final turn. Let’s see how he does in the home stretch.” MORE: QUINNIPIAC