Andrew Tang has been leading the race for the Democratic nomination for New York City mayor for a while….(The media HAS been trying to tear Yang down for awhile)…Scott Stringer is in trouble with a sexual scandal situation to deal with…
We now have a new poll that has Brooklyn Boro President Eric Adams grabbing the lead….
We’ll have to see if subsequent polls confirm the Adams lead…
But if they do?
It will be a interesting turn of events in the ‘Big Apple’ contest which has the voters making their choice next month….
The winner of the primary will in all likelihood be the next New York City Mayor….
Eric Adams is leading the field of mayoral candidates in a new poll, marking the first time Andrew Yang is not the top contender since he shook up the race with his unexpected entry in mid-January.
Adams, the Brooklyn Borough president, was the first-place pick for 21 percent of the respondents in a three-day survey conducted by Washington, D.C.-based firm GQR, according to a copy of the survey obtained by POLITICO. Yang followed at 18 percent, and City Comptroller Scott Stringer had 15 percent support.
The poll of 500 likely Democratic primary voters was conducted over the course of three days last week, during which Stringer’s campaign was rocked by a 20-year-old accusation of sexual assault….
Until now, Adams has generally ranked second to Yang, though a poll conducted by charter school organization Students First recently found him inching closer to the first-time mayoral candidate who has received the most media coverage — albeit much of it critical.
But Adams, who has yet to spend any of his $7.9 million campaign war cheston TV ads, typically gets the second-highest amount of media attention, according to someone involved in the race who tracks that metric.
A former police officer who speaks openly about being assaulted by police officers when he was a teenager, Adams has been almost singularly focused on the rise in gun violence across the city. Where Yang is looking to capture the mood of an electorate anxious for New York to rebound from the Covid-19 pandemic, Adams is positioning himself as the candidate vowing to tackle a steady spike in crime.
Adams dominated with Black voters, garnering 47 percent of their support, compared to 11 percent of whites and 8 percent of Hispanics polled. Yang, by comparison, polled best with Hispanics — 22 percent — compared to 17 percent of white voters and 12 percent of Black voters….
image….Yang (left) and Adams ….NY Times