With less than a week to go before the Sept. 10th primary, the latest Quinnipiac University poll shows Bill de Blasio as the clear front runner in the Democratic mayoral primary. The poll, which surveyed 750 likely Democratic voters, had de Blasio with 43 percent of the votes followed by Bill Thompson at 20 percent. Quinn fell to third place at 18 percent while Anthony Weiner came in fourth place with just 7 percent of the votes.
The 43 percent number is important because if de Blasio can surpass the 40 percent threshold he would win the primary without having to face the second place finisher in a runoff three weeks later. The poll was released just hours before the last Democratic mayoral debate Tuesday evening.
On the Republican side, Joe Lhota continues to look like the clear frontrunner as he garnered 48 percent of the votes from likely Republican voters. John Catsimatidis came in second with 24 percent, followed by George McDonald in third with 10 percent of the votes.
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