The voting will be ‘ranked ‘ best of the lot….
So the head to head polling may not predict the winner…
Crime has become important in the final leg of the race and Adams is a former NYPD cop….Andrew Yang has lost his luster again…Just like in Democratic President primary race….He is now polling in second place….
As in the last national elections….
“Defund the Police’ policy won’t get you elected even among Democrats….
Crime has emerged as the single most important issue to Democratic voters in the primary race for mayor, and may be the single biggest factor driving Eric Adams’ climb in the polls, according to the exclusive results of our latest Spectrum News NY1/Ipsos poll.
The poll found voters’ level of concern with COVID-19 has faded as the infection rate continues to plummet. Instead, Democratic voters now point to crime and public safety as the top priority for the next mayor, and they increasingly see Adams, a retired police captain, as best equipped to tackle the problem.
That represents a sharp change from early April, when the last NY1/Ipsos poll was taken. At that time, an equal percentage of voters saw Adams and Andrew Yang as best able to fight crime.
Now, a third of voters, 33%, favor Adams, who has made public safety a centerpiece of his campaign and inveighed against rival candidates who want to shift resources from the NYPD. Only 11% of voters now say Yang would best handle the crime problem…
As it is cross the country….
The pandemic seems to be fading away as people’s primary concern….