Poll suggests Bill de Blasio has enough support to avoid runoff election in Democratic mayoral primary

Credit: Bess Adler
Credit: Bess Adler

The latest poll on the mayor’s race suggests that Public Advocate Bill de Blasio will get enough votes to clinch the Democratic nomination without a runoff election.

Of 750 likely Democratic primary voters surveyed, de Blasio has 43 percent of the vote, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Tuseday.

Former City Comptroller Bill Thompson trails 13 points behind de Blasio at 20 percent and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn has 18 percent of the vote, according to the poll.

Former Congressman Anthony Weiner has 7 percent and current City Comptroller John Liu is at 4 percent. Eight percent of likely voters are still undecided.

The poll comes a week before the primary, when a Democratic candidate needs 40 percent of the vote to avoid a runoff election between the top two contenders.

Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, questioned if de Blasio could continue the surge for seven more days.

“If he does, his first contribution could be to the New York City budget—saving the expense of a run-off election,” Carroll said in a statement.

Credit: Quinnipiac University Polling Institute
Credit: Quinnipiac University Polling Institute

The poll shows de Blasio with 47 percent of black voters and 44 percent of women voters.

In runoff scenarios with both Thompson and Quinn, de Blasio has a majority of the vote.

Despite the lead, nearly a quarter of voters surveyed said there is a “good chance” they will change their minds before the primary. The results also include those voters who “lean toward” a certain candidate.

In response to the poll’s results, de Blasio’s campaign manager Bill Hyers said New Yorkers are “responding” to his “progressive vision.”

The poll had a margin of error plus or minus 3.6 percentage points.

Follow Anna Sanders on Twitter: @AnnaESanders


News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
National

Florida man charged with murdering son to play…

A Florida man annoyed that his 16-month-old crying son was preventing him from playing video games suffocated the toddler, police said on Friday.

International

Powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake rattles Mexico

A powerful earthquake struck Mexico Friday, shaking buildings and sending people running into the street, although there were no reports of major damage.

News

OMG! Exercise can make skin (and butt) look…

A moderate exercise regime can turn back time and actually reverse the skin's aging process, according to new research. The study showed that a minimum…

Local

Oval oasis: Summer of fun kicks off this…

A bold partnership between the Fairmount Park Conservancy and the city's Parks and Recreation Department is kicking off this weekend with family activities re-activating this unused public space.

Entertainment

Whoopi Goldberg makes her debut as marijuana columnist

"It helps my head stop hurting, and with glaucoma your eyes ache, and she takes the ache out. It's wonderful," she said.

The Word

Kate Middleton made fun of Prince William's bald…

Kate Middleton and Prince William are in Sydney, Australia, right now, and it sounds like that brash Aussie sense of humor might be rubbing off.

The Word

Is Tom Cruise dating Laura Prepon?

"Mission: Impossible" star Cruise is said to be dating Laura Prepon, star of "Orange is the New Black."

Television

'Scandal' recap: Season 3, Episode 18, 'The Price…

Sally is Jesus, Olivia caused global warming, and Mellie's still drunk. Let's recap the Scandal finale. A church full of Washington insiders is about to…

MLB

Jimmy Rollins is key to Phillies success

When John Kruk was asked about what the Phillies need to contend for a playoff berth, the ESPN analyst said Jimmy Rollins needs to play like a MVP again.

MLB

Ben Revere lifts Phillies to avoid sweep

Ben Revere came through with a two-out RBI single against Atlanta’s tough lefthander Alex Wood.

NBA

Season wrap: 76ers make the grade

The 76ers opened the 2013-14 season with a victory over the Miami Heat. The Sixers closed the season with a win at Miami.

NBA

Fantasy basketball: Finding next year's NBA studs

Before we put the 2013-14 fantasy basketball season to bed, it’s worth thinking about next year’s breakouts while they’re fresh in our mind.

Parenting

How to parent without gender stereotypes in a…

Christia Spears Brown, Phd. author of "Parenting beyond Pink & Blue" gives advice on raising kids free of gender stereotypes.

Tech

VIDEO: 'Vein-scanning' may become the future of paying

Designed to make transactions quicker and easier, the technology works by scanning the unique vein patterns in each person's palm.

Tech

#FollowFriday: 10 of the smartest Twitter accounts

Spending lots of time on Twitter? You might as well learn something. Here are some of the smartest accounts to follow.

Style

Light-up nail art syncs with phone

This Japanese technology syncs light-up nail art with your phone.