Bill de Blasio holds wide lead before primary in last polls

Credit: Bill de Blasio for Mayor
Credit: Bill de Blasio for Mayor

Public Advocate Bill de Blasio continues to hold a commanding lead over his opponents in the latest polls released a day before the Democratic mayoral primary.

De Blasio leads with 39 percent of 782 likely Democratic primary voters, according to a Quinnipiac University poll conducted this weekend and released Monday.

Former City Comptroller Bill Thompson has 25 percent of the vote, followed by 18 percent for City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, 6 percent for former Congressman Anthony Weiner and 4 percent for City Comptroller John Liu.

The Quinnipiac poll was conducted Friday through Sunday. It had a margin of error plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.

Another poll surveying voters over the weekend showed similar results.

Public Policy Polling found de Blasio with support from 38 percent of 683 likely Democratic primary voters surveyed Saturday and Sunday.

In that poll, Thompson had 19 percent of the vote, followed by Quinn at 13 percent, Weiner at 9 percent and Liu at 5 percent.

That poll, released Sunday night, has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.8 percentage points.

In another poll conducted last week, de Blasio has 36 percent of support from 556 likely primary voters surveyed, including those who are undecided yet leaning toward a candidate and those who voted absentee, according a NBC 4 New York/Wall Street Journal/Marist Poll.

In that poll, Thompson and Quinn are tied for second place with 20 percent of support, and Weiner and Liu trail with 7 percent and 5 percent, respectively.

That poll has a margin of error plus or minus 4.2 percentage points and included polls conducted in Spanish and English.

Quinn and Weiner were leading the race less than one month ago until new sexting revelations from the former congressman helped boost de Blasio and Thompson.

In Tuesday’s primary, one candidate needs at least 40 percent of the vote to avoid a runoff election between the top two contenders.

Several polls, including the latest from Marist, suggest de Blasio would win against Thompson and Quinn in runoffs.

The Public Policy Polling survey suggested that undecided voters, one-tenth of those polled, would push de Blasio to 42 percent of the vote they conform with current levels of support.

A previous Quinnipiac poll found de Blasio with enough support to avoid a runoff as well, without undecided voters.

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