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Bill De Blasio Has 50-Point Lead in NYC Mayor's Race, Poll Shows: VIDEO

A new Quinnipiac poll on the New York City mayor's race shows Democrat Bill de Blasio with a50-point lead over Republican Joe Lhota, the NYT reports:

MayorMr. de Blasio, a Democrat, received the support of 71 percent of likely voters, compared with 21 percent for Mr. Lhota, the poll found. The Independence Party candidate, Adolfo Carrión Jr., received 2 percent.

The poll, conducted from Sept. 25 to Oct. 1, showed Mr. de Blasio, the city’s public advocate, with a comfortable lead among white voters and an enormous one among blacks and Hispanics. Only 5 percent of likely voters remained undecided, and less than a tenth of those who favored Mr. de Blasio said there was a good chance they would change whom they supported.

Both De Blasio and Lhota have released the first campaign ads.

Watch them, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. As someone who lives 2000 miles away, I say freakin' fantastic. And may he raise taxes until their eyes pop out. 60 or 70 percent for every business or individual starting at over 100K gross earnings sounds about right. After all, what's fair is fair.

    Posted by: MIke | Oct 3, 2013 8:42:46 AM

  2. This is especially satisfying news because:

    1) Certain NYC media outlets have been painting De Blasio as the second coming of Fidel Castro, and

    2) Perhaps there are more kitten lovers in NYC than kitten squashers like Lhota.

    Posted by: Peter | Oct 3, 2013 11:47:22 AM

  3. Isn't Chris Christie a Lhota supporter and endorser? Maybe some of that can be used to influence his re-election bid in NJ. I really hope if Christie is re-elected, the margin of victory is much lower than predicted. I wish the Democrats had a deBlasio in New Jersey's gubernatorial race.

    As for deBlasio's 50 point lead, GREAT! I hope he turns out to be an excellent progressive mayor for NYC. Although I know deBlasio's big lead is in no way a sign of America becoming disgusted with the GOP and conservatives in particular, I personally hope that it is.

    Posted by: Bob R | Oct 3, 2013 12:46:09 PM

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