Christine Quinn leads mayor’s race in newest poll

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Christine Quinn had been trailing Anthony Weiner, Credit: Mike Coppola/Getty Images

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is once again polling at the top of the pack in the race for mayor.

More than a quarter of registered Democrats polled last week would vote for Quinn, putting her nine points ahead of former congressman Anthony Weiner, according to a New York Times/Siena College poll released Thursday.

The poll, which surveyed 610 registered Democrats, comes just two days after another poll surveying 738 registered Democrats showed Weiner leading Quinn 25 to 22.

This week’s earlier poll reportedly prompted Quinn’s campaign to launch its first television ad, “Middle Class,” which will run on cable and local networks, according to her spokesman.

Though the new numbers suggest the expensive ad-buy might have been premature, 26 percent of 735 registered voters had an unfavorable opinion of Quinn — the same number who have a favorable opinion of her.

Quinn supporters are less decided than those who said they would vote for Weiner. While 41 percent voters for Weiner were “absolutely certain” they wouldn’t change their mind in the coming weeks, only 21 percent felt as strongly about Quinn.

Only 62 percent of Democrats said they would “definitely” vote in the primary, so Quinn and the other candidates still have their work cut out for them.

In the Republican race, former MTA chairman Joseph Lhota leads with 32 percent of registered voters, though only 125 were surveyed.

The Democratic poll results had a margin of error plus or minus 4 percent, while Republican results had a margin of error plus or minus 8.8 percent.

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