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Christine Quinn Leads in New NYC Mayoral Poll

A new poll from Quinnipiac University released today shows New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn leading among Democrats for next year's mayoral race, CNN reports:

QuinnQuinn, who has yet to announce an official bid but is expected to run, has the support of 32% of registered Democrats in the potentially crowded primary, while other likely candidates fall behind with 10% or less of the vote...

...Former City Comptroller Bill Thompson (who has already launched his mayoral bid) comes in second with 10%, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio has 9%; City Comptroller John Liu collects 5%, and Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer comes in with 4%, according to the survey. The poll was conducted, however, before Stringer dropped out of the running and decided to run for city comptroller.

Two Republican candidates were included in the polling but would not have much of a chance against a Democrat:

Two speculated GOP contenders were included in the poll: Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chair and CEO Joseph Lhota and former Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion. Lhota would lose to an unnamed Democratic candidate 60% to 9%, and Carrion would be defeated 62% to 11%, according to the survey.

Most polled also want NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a supporter of Quinn, to keep his money out of the race.

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  1. I have two words for Ms. Quinn:term limits! If she thinks we've forgotten the heavy handed way she ran roughshod over the wishes of voters along with her fellow traveller Bloomberg she is greatly mistaken. Don't cast your vote for this over fed grandstanding blowhard! New York needs real leadership.

    Posted by: rebarb | Nov 21, 2012 10:47:43 AM

  2. I couldn't agree with Rebarb more. Although Quinn is "family," she traded favors with Mayor Putin to hand him his illegal third term (and how is that working out for us?). For that alone, she is unworthy of higher office.

    Posted by: Feral | Nov 21, 2012 11:05:59 AM

  3. I'll happily support anyone who runs against Quinn, including the two Republicans.

    Posted by: 24play | Nov 21, 2012 11:47:26 AM

  4. Wouldn't having a married lesbian as mayor of America's largest city be a powerful statement of gay acceptance in American culture? Just asking.....

    Posted by: Mary | Nov 21, 2012 12:07:52 PM

  5. My opinion is if any so-called minority becomes mayor of NYC in the near future, it'll be a Latino politician, not a Manhattan based lesbian power-broker closely aligned with a mayor who has been around now for too long and has become highly unpopular. This is not to say an out gay or lesbian couldn't get elected mayor because I think the right person could.

    Not at all surprising she leads among core true believer registered Democrats. There's a leap from that to winning a general election. And as far as Republicans, I think many New Yorkers are now comfortable with having a Republican mayor who off-sets the more radical fringe element in the city. And of course Republican New York or northeast style isn't the same as a southern-style Republican.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Nov 21, 2012 1:36:30 PM

  6. she'll win

    Posted by: gomez | Nov 21, 2012 2:53:18 PM

  7. Not a fan of this chick. Being lesbian (or gay) is just not enough anymore to get automatic support. She is corrupt. Remember that slush fund scandal?...and as many have said, the whole term limits backroom dealing?? way

    Posted by: Wow | Nov 21, 2012 6:54:07 PM

  8. I could care less who the mayor of NYC is!!!

    Posted by: andrew | Nov 22, 2012 12:36:00 AM

  9. Good for her! she's been a tireless advocate for our community and I respect her so much for it. I hope she is succesful in her quest.

    Posted by: Patrick | Nov 23, 2012 2:38:38 AM

  10. LOVE this women! Her efforts for LGBT and humanity in general are not unnoticed. I love her tenacity and that she sincerely cares about our community and isn't just lip service. Her heart is in the right place.

    Posted by: Steve-ATL | Nov 23, 2012 2:39:25 AM

  11. Hope she wins. She deserves it, and I honestly hope her political career takes her to a national level as well. She's worth it.

    Posted by: 2 Dads | Nov 23, 2012 2:40:04 AM

  12. One of Quinn's staffers posted comments praising her at 2:38, 2:39 and 2:40 a.m., and he expects us to believe they were posted by three separate people?

    Posted by: Matt | Nov 28, 2012 12:05:15 AM

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