amNewYork/News 12 poll: Bill De Blasio leads Democrats; Joe Lhota top choice of Republicans

Council Speaker Christine Quinn slipped to third place in the New York City mayoral race, behind Public Advocate Bill de Blasio and former Comptroller Bill

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks in Union Square in support of demonstrating fast food workers on August 29, 2013 in New York City (Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NEW YORK - Council Speaker Christine Quinn slipped to third place in the New York City mayoral race, behind Public Advocate Bill de Blasio and former Comptroller Bill Thompson close behind, according to amNewYork-News 12 poll results released last Thursday.

De Blasio is ahead in the Democratic camp with 29 percent, followed by Bill Thompson with 24 percent and Quinn with 17 percent. Former Rep. Anthony Weiner follows with 10 percent and city Comptroller Johh Liu is the choice for 5 percent of those polled.

De Blasio leads the vote intention for white voters and Brooklyn residents, and is tied with Thompson with Bronx residents, with 28 percent each. A majority of African-Americans expressed their preference for Thompson over De Blasio, 35 to 29 percent.

In the Republican primary, former MTA chief Joe Lhota has a commanding lead over businessman John Catsimatidis, the same poll revealed.

In the GOP field, Lhota leads Catsimatidis 50 to 28 percent and is ahead in all major demographic and geographic categories of the poll.

This survey of 1,403 New York City adults was conducted Aug. 12 through Aug. 14, 2013. Adults 18 years of age and older residing in New York City were interviewed by telephone. Telephone numbers were selected based upon a list of telephone exchanges from throughout the city. The exchanges were selected to ensure that each borough was represented in proportion to its population. To increase coverage, this landline sample was supplemented by respondents reached through random dialing of cellphone numbers. The samples were then combined and balanced to reflect the 2010 Census results for age, gender, income, race and borough. Interviews were conducted in both English and Spanish. Results for adults are statistically significant within ±2.6 percentage points. There are 1,105 registered voters. Results for this subset are statistically significant within ±2.9 percentage points. There are 679 Democrats and 132 Republicans. The results for these subsets are statistically significant within ±3.8 percentage points for Democrats and ±8.5 percentage points for Republicans. There are 355 likely Democratic voters defined by a probability turnout model. This model determines the likelihood respondents will vote in the 2013 Democratic Primary for mayor based upon their chance of vote, interest in the election, and past primary participation. The results for this subset are statistically significant within ±5.2 percentage points. The error margin increases for cross-tabulations.

The primary election will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 10.

More on this topic

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

News 12 Brooklyn asked residents what they think 1 Word on the Street: Amazon Go
The 25-year-old had just recently started work at 2 Police look to question ex-boyfriend in death of correction officer
News 12 viewers take to Facebook to address 3 The Buzz: Bushwick mail problems
Some Bushwick residents say they have not been 4 Bushwick residents without regular mail service for months
Construction crews are making repairs to a sinkhole 5 Officials: Water leak to blame for 23rd Street sinkhole

advertisement | advertise on News 12

More News

Photocomposite of Eliot Spitzer (left) and Scott Stringer. amNewYork/News 12 poll: Stringer, Spitzer in virtual dead heat

Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer and former Gov. Eliot Spitzer are locked in a virtual

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE