Eric Adams holds a 6-point lead in the Democratic primary for mayor, but a surging Maya Wiley has emerged as his chief rival after landing the endorsement of lefty firebrand Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, based on a brand new ballot launched Wednesday.
Adams, the Brooklyn Borough President, acquired assist from 23 % of the 725 possible Democratic voters in the survey performed by PIX 11/Emerson College on Monday and Tuesday.
The assist for Adams — who has made public security a cornerstone of his marketing campaign — elevated 3 share factors from 20 % in the prior Pix 11/Emerson College ballot, launched on May 25.
But Wiley, the previous chief counsel to Mayor Bill de Blasio, leapfrogged into second place with 17 % of the vote, practically doubling the 9 % since she registered in the prior PIX 11/Emerson College ballot launched on May 25.
Her bounce comes simply days after she was endorsed on Saturday June 2 by Ocasio-Cortez.
“AOC’s endorsement of Maya Wiley was a game changer, as Wiley had not passed 9% in earlier polls, and now finds herself in second place at percent,” the ballot makers stated.
Wiley additionally Wednesday secured the endorsement of Public Advocate Jumaane Williams.
Entrepreneur Andrew Yang garnered the backing of 15 % of Democrats — sustaining his third place place from the final ballot.
The different huge growth was the drop in assist for former metropolis Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia. She sank 9 factors, going from the highest of the heap, with 21 % assist, to simply 12 % in this newest ballot.
City Comptroller Scott Stringer — whose marketing campaign has been rocked by sexual harassment claims — rounded out the highest 5 with the backing of 9 % of Democratic voters.
Nonprofit govt Dianne Morales, whose marketing campaign imploded amid staff upheaval, noticed her assist crater from 7 % of respondents to 2 %.
Meanwhile the massive spending campaigns of Shaun Dovan and Ray McGuire are additionally behind the pack. Donovan, the previous director of metropolis and federal housing companies, acquired 4 % assist and retired Citigroup govt McGuire 3 %.
Another 12 % of Democrats stated they had been undecided. Primary day is June 22 and 10 days of early voting begins on Saturday.
Pix 11/Emerson College additionally performed a uncommon survey on the Republican major for mayor. The outcomes: 33 % of Republicans favored Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa versus 27 % for taxi-bodega advocate Fernando Mateo — with a big 40 % saying they had been nonetheless undecided. The ballot queried 250 Republicans and has a 6.2 share level margin of error.
Crime was cited as the highest challenge by about one-third of the entire 1,162 voters surveyed. Another 12 % cited police reform as a urgent challenge.
Emerson College polling director Spencer Kimball stated the explosive crime challenge in town is probably going aiding the marketing campaign of Adams, a retired police officer, since he has made it his signature challenge.
The ballot discovered that extra Democrats by far imagine Adams, a retired NYPD captain, was finest outfitted to handle crime.
“This latest PIX11/NewsNation/Emerson College poll finds that Adams is building his base of support, as his initial vote total week to week continues to grow, going from 20% to 23%. Throughout the 4 polls, Adams has demonstrated the most consistent level of support,” Kimball stated.
“Driving this support for Adams could be the increased priority voters are saying needs to be placed on crime in New York City.”
The ballot queried 725 possible Democratic voters on Monday and Tuesday by way of cellphone texts, robocalls, and on-line surveys, after Wiley endorsed secured the backing of Ocasio-Cortez. The ballot has a 3.6 % level margin of error.
AOC’s assist of Wiley cuts each methods. In a query concerning the endorsement, 29 % of voters stated they had been now extra more likely to vote for Wiley on account of AOC’s endorsement, whereas 29 % stated they had been much less more likely to vote for Wiley. Another 42 % of Democrats stated it made no distinction.
“While the AOC endorsement helped Wiley increase her support, it appears to have come at the detriment of Garcia and Morales,” polling director Kimball stated.
“However, it does not seem to have affected the leader of the race, Adams, who has been able to extend his support with two weeks until the election.”
The ballot additionally requested Democrats to rank as much as 5 candidates in order of desire to replicate town’s new ranked selection voting system.
After 11 rounds and a technique of elimination, the remaining two candidates with essentially the most voters had been Adams and Wiley. Adams prevailed over Wiley 58.5 % to 41.5 %.
Meanwhile a Univision NY ballot discovered Yang was prime amongst Hispanics, securing 24 % assist in comparison with 15 % apiece for Adams and Garcia.
Adams led amongst non-Hispanics, with 21 % assist in comparison with 17 % for Yang and 15 % for Garcia.
The Univision ballot surveyed 501 metropolis residents from May 27 to June 6. Its margin of error is plus or minus 6 %.