Could New York Democratic mayoral nominee Bill De Blasio be the one to return the Democrats to Gracie Mansion ? The primary is over, finally. And, now Mr. De Blasio can focus on November.
According to the most recent poll De Blasio has a 65% - 22% lead over Republican and Giuliani backed Joseph Lhota.
The poll finds that 27% of Republicans have an unfavorable opinion of Mr. Lhota. In a city that is 6-1 Democratic the Republican nominee can ill afford to not capture every Republican vote.
Maybe Mr. Lhota is suffering because of his close association with Rudy (9-11) Giuliani - 51% of those polled said Mr. Giuliani's support makes them less likely to vote for Mr. Lhota.
This is an early poll and polls usually do tighten but a 43 point spread is a lot of ground to make up.