De Blasio in Position to Win Mayor’s Race by Historic Margin, Poll Shows
Bill de Blasio is poised to win the race for mayor of New York City by a historically large margin, powered by optimism that he will bring about change and by overwhelming voter disapproval of the Republican Party.
James Estrin/The New York Times
Bill de Blasio, with his wife, Chirlane McCray, holds a historic 45-point lead in the New York mayoral race, according to a new poll.
How the Poll Was Conducted (October 28, 2013)
The N.Y.C. Mayor’s Race: A Final Look
Mr. de Blasio, a Democrat who is currently the public advocate, leads his Republican opponent, Joseph J. Lhota, a former chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, by 45 points among likely voters, according to a New York Times/Siena College poll. That lead, which has remained remarkably consistent in multiple polls over the last six weeks, suggests that Mr. de Blasio could win the most sweeping victory in a mayor’s race since 1985, when Edward I. Koch was re-elected to a third term with a crushing 68-point margin of victory over his opponents.