Poll reaffirms Bill de Blasio’s wide lead over Joe Lhota

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A new poll reaffirmed Democratic candidate Bill de Blasio’s wide lead over Republican Joe Lhota in the race for mayor.
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A new poll reaffirmed Democratic candidate Bill de Blasio’s wide lead over Republican Joe Lhota in the race for mayor.

The public advocate has a commanding 44-point lead over the former MTA chairman and deputy mayor, with support from 67 to 23 percent of likely voters, including those undecided but leaning toward a candidate, according to a Wall Street Journal-NBC 4 New York-Marist poll released Thursday.

Seven percent of the 495 likely voters polled were undecided.

None of the 13 other candidates, including Independence Party candidate Aldolfo Carrión, had significant support in the new poll.

De Blasio leads Lhota among white, black and Latino voters and women, men, Catholics, Jews and Protestants. He also leads in very borough.

Lhota does, however, have more support among white Catholics, with 47 percent polled backing him.

The poll of likely voters had a margin of error plus or minus 4.4 percentage points.

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