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Thursday, October 3, 2013

De Blasio Up 50 Percentage Points In Q Poll

I thought the race would tighten, especially after all the attacks on de Blasio.

Judging by thenumbers in the new Q-poll, I was wrong about that:

Democrat Bill de Blasio is leading Joe Lhota 71-21% among likely voters in a Quinnipiac Poll released Thursday morning, a stunning 50-point lead that could prove difficult to overcome with just weeks to go in the mayor's race.

"These numbers say Public Advocate Bill de Blasio's kids can start arguing over who gets the best bedroom in Gracie Mansion," Quinnipiac University Polling Institute director Maurice Carroll said simply Thursday in a statement.

Carroll said the attacks the Democrat has fielded over his name changes, his support for the Sandinistas in Nicaragua as a young man in the 1980s and his honeymoon to Cuba with wife Chirlane McCray appear to have fallen on deaf ears with voters.

They "don't seem to have any effect," Carroll said.

The poll also showed a yawning likeability gap between the candidates, with 69% of voters calling de Blasio "favorable," versus 19% who do not.

Lhota did not fare as well, with 36% of likely voters saying they have an unfavorable view of the Republican, 26% saying they have a favorable view and another 33% who say they don't know enough about him to have an opinion.

Sometimes I'm happy to be wrong about stuff.

I sure am happy I was wrong about the race tightening.

Turns out Lhota is not winning any fans with his attack campaign and the newspaper attacks on de Blasio are either having no effect or helping de Blasio.


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    1. Absolutely. I was very, very happy to see this poll today. One caveat. It is Quinnipiac, which famously got 2009 wrong. So let's wait to see Marist and Siena to see what trajectory and trends they have for the race. But it's looking good.

  2. The more the print medial attacks DeBlasio every knock is a boost. The Bloomberg article regarding his mayorality being the subject of a test question just shows the desperation he and his cronies feel as his legacy is urinated on by the public. This poll is a further indication of just how the citizens really and truly feel about the legacy and vice grip Bloomberg and the Murdocks have on NYC.

    1. If de Blasio comes close to winning the race with anything near what this poll shows, it certainly will be seen as a renunciation of Bloomberg. Not that the papers will stop telling us how great he is anyway.