Yang Scores High In Poll On NYC 2021 Mayoral Race

The New York Post reports:

Tech entrepreneur and one-time Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang could shake up the crowded 2021 field to replace Mayor Bill de Blasio if he opts to jump in the race, according to a poll obtained by The Post.

The survey also shows that Yang’s entry into the race would complicate city Comptroller Scott Stringer’s efforts to frame the race as a two-man fight with Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams.

Twenty percent of respondents said that Yang would be their top pick of the 2021 primary were held today, while 14 percent listed Adams and just 11 percent named Stringer.

Scoring below Stringer with 7% is former NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who seven years ago was considered a lock for the job but who finished third in the 2013 primary, mostly due to voter resentment over her role in granting Michael Bloomberg a third term. A 2010 referendum reverted the mayoral limit to two terms, hence De Blasio’s impending departure.