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Tue Aug 13, 2013, 03:20 PM

Quinnipiac poll released Tuesday:Bill De Blasio Leads In New NYC Mayoral Poll

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Public Advocate Bill de Blasio is the latest frontrunner in the New York City mayoral election, according to a Quinnipiac poll released Tuesday. The poll found De Blasio leading the crucial Democratic primary with 30 percent compared to 24 percent for City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and 22 percent for former Comptroller Bill Thompson.

Former Congressman Anthony Weiner was in fourth place with 10 percent and has not been at the front of the pack since news of his latest sexting scandal broke last month.

The polls in the New York City mayoral race have varied wildly over the past few months with Quinn, Weiner, and now De Blasio all spending time in first place. New York City law provides that, if no candidate in the primary earns at least 40 percent of the vote, there will be a runoff between the top two finishers. Tuesday's Quinnipiac poll also found De Blasio would beat Quinn, Thompson, or Weiner in a runoff matchup. Throughout the race, polling has showed all of the Republican candidates are far behind the leading Democrats in a hypothetical general election.

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/de-blasio-leads-in-new-nyc-mayoral-poll

De Blasio Leads See-Saw New York City Mayoral Race, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Stop-And-Frisk Could Be Helping New Front-Runner
http://www.quinnipiac.edu/institutes-and-centers/polling-institute/new-york-city/release-detail?ReleaseID=1935


Bill de Blasio Is Having a Nice Day in the Press
http://politicker.com/2013/08/bill-de-blasio-is-having-a-nice-day-in-the-press/

“As many learned in May, he lives in Park Slope with his multiracial family, and talks a lot about inequality.”

So noted a New Republic story this evening on Public Advocate Bill de Blasio’s sudden surge in the polls.
http://www.newrepublic.com/article/114298/new-york-mayor-race-bill-de-blasio-leads-poll

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As Mr. de Blasio’s campaign was quick to note as well, the national page of The Huffington Post–one of the most popular left-leaning news sites around–featured the Democratic hopeful under the headline “PROGRESSIVE SURGES IN NYC.” And even the right–leaning Drudge Report took note with its own take on the headline: “Lefty surges in NYC Mayor’s race.”
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/

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To top it all, “de Blasio” is currently trending on Twitter.

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cal04 Aug 2013 OP
flpoljunkie Aug 2013 #1
Raine1967 Aug 2013 #2
hrmjustin Aug 2013 #3
Dawson Leery Aug 2013 #4
Whisp Aug 2013 #5
Graybeard Aug 2013 #6
hrmjustin Aug 2013 #9
cali Aug 2013 #7
branford Aug 2013 #8
Graybeard Aug 2013 #13
AndreaCG Aug 2013 #10
KoKo Aug 2013 #11
kentuck Aug 2013 #12
zentrum Aug 2013 #14

Response to cal04 (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2013, 03:23 PM

1. Great news!

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2013, 03:23 PM

2. This is good news.

I suspect that there will be a run-off -- and for my NYC friends -- I am hoping you get to say Mayor De Blasio at the end of the race.

Fingers crossed New York!

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2013, 03:23 PM

3. de Blasio has great ads running here. For me it is either de Blasio or Thompson.

No Quinn.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2013, 03:25 PM

4. K/R

De Blasio needs to take the remaining support from Weiner and go after Quinn.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2013, 03:30 PM

5. I've got the Wiener, whose got the Bun?

That could be Wieners campaign slogan.

So glad the peeps aren't taking this pathetic creature seriously.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2013, 03:37 PM

6. This poll will increase his lead.

More and more voters will now know the name De Blasio and like what he stands for. He's been my candidate from the start and this is great news.

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Response to Graybeard (Reply #6)

Tue Aug 13, 2013, 03:47 PM

9. Tonight is the first debate. I would not be surprised to see a great debate performance from him.

If he does well I think support from other candidates can go to him. Weiner and Liu supporters will peel away. If Thompson voters see de Blasio as the only one that can beat Quinn then I thinks some of his voters will go to de Blasio.

There will be a runoff but it would be funny if Quinn did not make it in the runoff.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2013, 03:42 PM

7. that is fantastic news!. NYC could actually get a real live Progressive as Mayor.

k&fuckin'r

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2013, 03:43 PM

8. I'm a NYC resident and DeBlasio will be getting my vote in the primary.

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Response to branford (Reply #8)

Tue Aug 13, 2013, 05:23 PM

13. Welcome to DU!

Spread the word. Let's keep this surge going strong.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2013, 04:01 PM

10. I'm thrilled to read this!

DeBlasio is my candidate. That is an amazing surge in the polls. I would have supported anyone in a runoff against Quinn but this news just made my day!

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2013, 04:04 PM

11. Great News...!

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2013, 04:11 PM

12. Good!

Take notice.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2013, 05:29 PM

14. Damn Weiner

Get out of the way now!

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