Quinnipiac poll: De Blasio moves up as Weiner falls down
A new Quinnipiac poll of likely primary voters shows Public Advocate Bill de Blasio running ahead of Council Speaker Christine Quinn and former comptroller Bill Thompson, thanks to his gains with female and black voters.
According to Quinnipiac, de Blasio leads with 30 percent of the vote, followed by Quinn with 24 percent and Thompson with 22 percent. Former congressman Anthony Weiner and City Comptroller John Liu,had 10 and 6 percent, respectively, former councilman Sal Albanese had 1, and the poll did not ask about Erick Salgado, a pastor.
The poll showed de Blasio beating Thompson and Quinn in hypothetical run-off match-ups.
The poll of 579 likely Democratic voters has a margin of error of 4.1 percent.
Since the July 29 Quinnipiac poll, Thompson, the only black candidate in the race, jumped 17 percent among blacks who are likely to vote in the primary. De Blasio's support among blacks went up by six percent. (Weiner's support dropped by 19 percent.)
Also, de Blasio made the largest gains among female voters likely to vote in the Democratic primary, gaining an additional 10 percent of the vote, the largest of any candidate polled. Quinn, the only woman in the race, lost four percent among females.
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