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September 10, 2013 8:33 am

Poll: De Blasio Ahead in Democratic Primary for NYC Mayor

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New York Times – Bill de Blasio holds a wide lead heading into the Democratic primary for New York City mayor on Tuesday, two new polls find. But whether he will garner enough support to avoid a runoff remains to be seen.

In the latest Quinnipiac University poll, 39 percent of likely Democratic primary voters supported Mr. de Blasio, the public advocate, followed by 25 percent forWilliam C. Thompson Jr., a former city comptroller, and 18 percent forChristine C. Quinn, the City Council speaker. The remaining candidates polled in the single digits, and 8 percent of likely voters remained undecided. Among respondents who currently back a candidate, 18 percent said there was a good chance they would change their mind.

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