Quinn, Weiner and Thompson almost tied in latest poll

quinn-weiner-thompson-article
Quinn, Weiner and Thompson are almost tied in the latest poll. Credit: Getty Images/Reuters

It once looked like the other candidates didn’t stand a chance against City Council Speaker Christine Quinn in this year’s mayoral race. Now, a new Quinnipiac University poll shows Quinn, Anthony Weiner and former Comptroller Bill Thompson in a three-way tie.

According to the poll released Wednesday, Quinn has 19 percent of voter support, Weiner has 17 percent and Thompson has 16 percent. Public Advocate Bill de Blasio and Comptroller John Liu trail with 10 percent and 7 percent, respectively.

Quinn led with 37 percent in February, and she was still holding onto a strong lead in May when she had 25 percent of support, Weiner had 15 percent and Thompson had 10 percent.

Thompson’s jump is likely the result of the endorsement he scored last week from the teachers’ union.

“Former Comptroller William Thompson’s spurt – no doubt spurred in part by his endorsement last week by the United Federation of Teachers – is the big news in this new poll,” said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. “The other news is Council Speaker Christine Quinn’s slide and that’s more puzzling.”

Meanwhile, a Marist poll released Tuesday night revealed Weiner was leading the race with 25 percent of support. Quinn followed with 20 percent and Thompson had 13 percent.

A number of factors could explain the disparity in the two polls. The Quinnipiac poll was conducted June 19-25, while the Marist poll was conducted June 17-21. The UFT announced its endorsement of Thompson on June 19.

The Marist poll also includes undecided voters who are asked which way they are leaning, but Quinnipiac’s poll does not.



News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
National

US military tried, but failed to rescue journalist…

The U.S. military earlier this year tried to rescue journalist James Foley and other American hostages held in Syria ,but failed to find the captives.

National

Fate of captured beluga whales in hands of…

A Georgia aquarium went to court on Wednesday seeking federal permission to bring 18 captured beluga whales to the United States from Russia.

Local

After Eric Garner death, religious leaders meet to…

Interfaith leaders convened with city officials to discuss what the community can do to help dial down heightened tensions after Eric Garner's death.

Local

'Suspicious' Hamilton Heights fire caused by power strip:…

An extension cord overload caused the deadly fire in Hamilton Heights late Monday that killed a 15-year-old girl and injured at least 12 others.

Television

'Doctor Who' personality profile: the 4 Doctors

When the time comes for a new Doctor, there's always some anxiety over the big question: Who will he be? The series owes its longevity…

Television

Billy Crystal to commemorate late actor Robin Williams…

  Comedian Billy Crystal will pay tribute to late actor Robin Williams at television's Primetime Emmy Awards on Aug. 25, the show's organizers said on…

Going Out

Things to do this week in NYC, Aug.…

GAMES Hudson Common Open Aug. 21, 7 p.m. Hudson Common 356 W. 58 St. Free, www.hudsoncommonnyc.com The U.S. Open begins on Monday, but most of…

Movies

Review: Sadly, Matthew Weiner's 'Are You Here' is…

"Mad Men" creator Matthew Weiner tries his hand at movies with "Are You Here," a misjudged Owen Wilson-Zach Galifianakis comedy that turns into a drama.

NFL

2014 Fantasy Football: Rankings, list of top NFL…

2014 Fantasy Football: Rankings, list of top NFL defense (DEF)

NFL

2014 Fantasy Football: Rankings, list of top NFL…

2014 Fantasy Football: Rankings, list of top NFL quarterbacks (QB)

MLB

Shane Greene travels unlikely road to Yankees stardom

Shane Greene was throwing a bullpen session on a quiet field at Daytona Beach Community College one day when the ball started moving.

NFL

2014 Fantasy Football: Rankings, list of top NFL…

2014 Fantasy Football: Rankings, list of top NFL tight ends (TE)

Sex

Online dating for every generation

Frank Jackson and his mother Maggie are like lots of modern families: They have dinner together regularly, keep each other updated on their lives —…

Wellbeing

Going green could be the key to getting…

If we could just pursue the things that would actually make us happy, we could help the environment too, according to a New York researcher.…

Wellbeing

Metabolic syndrome could have a sugar link

Scientists in St. Louis may have found another culprit in metabolic syndrome, which can lead to heart disease and type 2 diabetes.  Uric acid is…

Wellbeing

Another way stress hurts your unborn baby

Mothers know to try staying calm during pregnancy, as stress has been linked to behavioral and developmental problems for their babies. But now, a new…