A new Quinnipiac poll in New York City finds Christine Quinn (D) way ahead of her other Democratic challengers for mayor with 29%, followed by Bill Thompson (D) at 10%, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio (D) at 10%, City Comptroller John Liu (D) at 9% and Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer (D) at 4%.
Big caveat: The mayoral race isn't until 2013.
A long way off, and yet not that long off.
These poll results are based mostly on name recognition.
Quinn does have a big lead, but remember, you need 50% to avoid a runoff.
So whichever of the bottom tier candidates can get into a runoff with her has a shot to beat her.