Straight from running for President….
A tech money Democratic guy, who happens to be Asian-American lands on his feet ahead of the local group running to lead the ‘Big Apple’ next year….
The poll from Fontas Advisors and Core Decision Analytics shows Yang notching 28 percent support among likely Democratic primary voters. His closest rival, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, came in at 17 percent, while New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer finished third with 13 percent support.
Shaun Donovan, a former Obama administration official, and activist Maya Wiley tied for fourth place, scoring 8 percent each in the poll. No other candidate included in the survey broke 2 percent. Another 19 percent of respondents said they are still undecided….
That national profile appears to have given him an early advantage in name recognition in his mayoral campaign.
Eighty-four percent of respondents said that they have heard of Yang, giving him the highest name ID of any candidate in the crowded primary field. Stringer, for instance, finished second on the front, with 66 percent saying they have heard of him.
The issues at the top of New York City primary voters’ minds are the coronavirus pandemic and reopening and reviving the city’s economy, according to the poll…