Now we know why the attacks against de Blasio have been so hard and heavy from the establishment - it's because he's pulling away.
Not only is de Blasio in the lead, besting his next closest opponent Quinn by 15 percentage points, he's closing in on the magical 40% to avoid a runoff.
If the Q poll numbers are anywhere close to accurate, Quinn is finished:
In a runoff, de Blasio beats Quinn 59%-30%
In a runoff, de Blasio beats Thompson 52%-36%
In a runoff, Thompson bears Quinn 57%-33%.
It's just one poll - Marist and Siena should be out soon too.
But this poll suggests that the NY Times endorsement didn't help Quinn.
Or the Billie Jean King endorsement.
Sometimes you do post good news.ReplyDelete
Every once in a while.Delete
Of course, if you're Mulgrew and the UFT leadership, this is not good news.
The Tisch (mentor to John King who imposed the evaluation system) link to Thompson couldn't have helped with teachers or other opponents of education "reform".Delete
What talking points could the UFT use in a deBlasio-Thompson face off? Thompson has better posture ... um, probably not: ed reform collaboration is working.
Damn. That's pretty cool. I hope he sweeps it all.ReplyDelete
Me too - avoid a runoff would be the best thing for all of us.Delete
I do not trust the polling especially the Quinnipiac poll that had Bloomberg double digits ahead of Thompson in 09. Yet, I cannot but salivate at the prospect of Quinn not even in a run off. It would do my heart good to see her and Bloomberg take one on the chin for their deplorable act of self interest by undoing term limits. Also a Thompson DeBlasio run off would scare the UFT shitless. WOWReplyDelete
I believe you are not the only one to think Quinnipiac is unreliable. You raise a good point about '09. That's why with 12 days to go, I'm not ready to put a fork in Quinn.Delete
While I have no expectations whatsoever that De Blasio would be substantially different than the other candidates, the thought of the rebuke to Mulgrew his election would represent is sweet, indeed.ReplyDelete