Poll: De Blasio pulls away from Quinn and Thompson, closing on 40
Bill de Blasio has increased his lead over his main rivals among Democratic voters and would defeat each of them in a runoff, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll.
De Blasio has 36 percent of the likely primary vote, compared to Christine Quinn's 21 percent and Bill Thompons's 20 percent.
A previous Quinnipiac poll released on Aug. 13 showed de Blasio with 30, Quinn with 24 and Thompson with 22. A Marist poll released shortly afterward showed de Blasio and Quinn with an equal percentage.
In the new Quinnipiac poll, Anthony Weiner falls to eight percent, and John Liu has six. De Blasio gained dramatically in the polls since the collapse of Weiner's numbers.
In a runoff, which will occur between the top two finishers if no one gets 40 percent, de Blasio beats Quinn 59-30, and beats Thompson 52-36, according to the new poll. Thompson beats Quinn 57-33.