Garcia jumps to lead over Adams, Yang in new mayoral survey

She is aware of how to decide up the trash — and help, as nicely.

Former city Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia has shot to the highest of the heap in a new ballot of the candidate vying for the Democratic nomination for mayor.

Garcia garners the help of 21 p.c of Democratic voters — some extent forward of Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, who will get 20 p.c backing, in accordance to the WPIX 11/Emerson College ballot.

Andrew Yang is in third place with 16 p.c of the vote, adopted by Comptroller Scott Stringer with 10 p.c, former City Hall authorized counsel and former MSNBC persona Maya Wiley at 9 p.c and Dianne Morales with 7 p.c.

Former Obama housing secretary Shaun Donovan acquired 5 p.c backing and retired Citigroup government Ray McGuire, 2 p.c.

Mayoral hopeful Andrew Yang
Andrew Yang is in third place in the polls with 16 p.c of the vote.

Nine p.c of respondents have been nonetheless undecided with the June 22 major approaching.

The key takeaway is that Garcia’s help has greater than doubled from 8 p.c in a previous PIX11/ Emerson College poll released simply final week to 21 p.c.

She has gained momentum after profitable endorsements from the New York Times, political leaders and Democratic golf equipment.

Mayoral hopefull Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams
Mayoral hopeful Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams is one level behind Kathryn Garcia in polls.

But she’s additionally clearly taken help from Stringer after a former marketing campaign volunteer accused town comptroller of sexual misconduct, a declare he has denied.

Last week, the biggest Democratic membership on the Upper East Side ditched Stringer for Garcia.

“Garcia picked up support not only from Stringer backers but from the undecided voters who’ve shifted to her,” mentioned Spencer Kimball, director of the Emerson College Poll,

The textual content telephone and on-line survey of 600 anticipated major voters — which has a 4 share level margin of error — present Garcia pulling an astonishing 45 p.c help from white voters in an 8-person race.

Adams’ help remained secure from per week in the past, going from 18 p.c to 20 p.c. He has the help of about one-third of the black voters and one-quarter of Hispanics.

Yang’s help additionally remained secure from final week, after dropping in half from a prior WPIX 11/Emerson College ballot in March.

But Stringer’s help sunk from 15 p.c to ten p.c in one week.

Mayoral hopefull civil rights attorney Maya Wiley
Mayoral hopeful former City Hall authorized counsel and former MSNBC persona Maya Wiley is at 9 p.c in the polls.

Based on present help, the pollsters carried out simulated rank alternative voting and located Garcia prevailing over Adams 55 p.c to 45 p.c when all the opposite candidates have been eradicated and voters’ ranked selections selections have been handed to the remaining two candidates.

“We saw this bubbling in the last poll with the movement toward undecided voters and both Garcia and Morales looked to be on the move,” Kimball mentioned.

“It appears Garcia caught the momentum but it will be interesting if she can maintain it, so far both Yang and Stringer have led but dropped,” the pollster mentioned.

Mayoral candidate Kathryn Garcia
Mayoral candidate Kathryn Garcia has snagged endorsements from the New York Times, political leaders and Democratic golf equipment.
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“Adams has been the most solid, kind of reminds me of Mitt Romney in 2012 and Biden in 2020 where in the primaries there were lots of fluctuations but both were the conventional choices and emerged at the end, wondering if that will happen with Adams or if Garcia is stronger than the others.”

The ballot requested a bigger pattern of 895 voters of all stripes what they thought probably the most urgent points have been. Thirty p.c of respondents mixed mentioned crime and police reform have been most vital, whereas one other 29 p.c mixed cited housing and homelessness as main considerations.

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