De Blasio Far Ahead In Final Mayoral Poll

New York City’s mayoral primary is tomorrow and the final poll released today shows Bill De Blasio maintaining a 14-point lead at 39%, just one point shy of the cutoff to avoid a runoff.

De Blasio, 52, elected four years ago to the citywide watchdog office of public advocate, retains the lead among seven candidates. Former city Comptroller William Thompson has 25 percent and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn has 18 percent. About 8 percent were undecided, and 18 percent said they may change their minds, according to the poll released today, which has a margin of error of 3.5 percentage points. “There are no undecided voters on Election Day,” said Maurice Carroll, director of the Hamden, Connecticut-based Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. “If de Blasio picks up just a few of those undecided voters, he’s over the top.”