Tuesday, September 17, 2013

De Blasio Up by 43 Points

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.


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