Eric Adams leapfrogs Andrew Yang to lead NYC mayoral race, poll shows
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Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams now holds a significant lead in the New York City mayoral race — jumping six points ahead of rival Andrew Yang, according to a new poll conducted in May and released Monday.
Adams tops the field with 22 percent of first choice votes, followed by Andrew Yang at 16 percent, and former sanction commissioner Kathryn Garcia at 15 percent, the NY1/ IPSOS poll of likely Democratic voters shows.
This is an impressive jump for the ex-police captain, who trailed Yang by 9 percent in April’s poll.
Garcia’s support also shot up 11 percent from April following New York Times and Daily News endorsements of the former de Blasio administration official.
Meanwhile, Comptroller Scott Stringer held steady at 10 percent, losing only 1 prcent of his support in NY1’s gauging of the race.
Former de Blasio counsel Maya Wiley — who Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez endorsed on Saturday, after the poll was conducted — earned 9 percent of first choice votes.
Rounding out the back of the pack in the May poll was former nonprofit executive Dianne Morales, Citigroup executive Ray McGuire and former Barack Obama and Michael Bloomberg administration official Shaun Donovan.
Morales, whose campaign recently staged a revolt against her, earned just 5 percent of the vote.
McGuire earned 4 percent of first-choice votes and Donovan dropped to 3 percent of first choice votes.
The Democratic primary will be held on June 22, with early voting beginning June 12. The new poll surveyed 906 likely Democratic voters from May 17 to May 31.
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