Former New York City Public Advocate Mark Green would win handily if this year’s Democratic primary for Public Advocate were held today but falls just short of the 40% needed to avoid a runoff. 39% of Democrats say they would support him while 16% report they would back Civil Rights Attorney Norman Siegel. City Council Members Bill de Blasio and Eric Gioia receive 9% and 8%, respectively. 28% of Democrats are unsure. Each potential candidate received similar proportions of the vote back in May.
A blast from New York City’s political past has emerged as the frontrunner on the Democratic side of the race for Public Advocate. 35% of New York City Democrats say, if the Democratic primary for New York City’s Public Advocate were held today, they would vote for the former New York City Public Advocate Mark Green. Assemblyman Adam Clayton Powell, IV receives 15% of Democrats’ support with Civil Rights Lawyer Norman Siegel attracting 14% of the party’s electorate. City Councilmen John Liu and Bill de Blasio each receive 6% while Councilman Eric Gioia takes just 2%. 22%, however, are unsure about who they would back.
Andrew Cuomo is the frontrunner for the Democratic nomination for New York State’s attorney general with the support of 53% of Democrats likely to vote in Tuesday’s primary, including voters who are leaning toward a candidate. Former New York City Public Advocate Mark Green follows with 31%, and activist Sean Patrick Maloney trails with 6%. 9% of likely Democratic voters still remain undecided and another 17% say they may vote differently on primary day.
The morning line on New York City Democrats for mayor: Former Bronx Borough President Fernando Ferrer receives the support of 26% of New York City’s registered Democrats followed closely by Former New York City Public Advocate Mark Green with 23%. Manhattan Borough President Virginia C. Fields has 12%. Council Speaker Gifford Miller, Congressman Anthony Weiner, New York City Comptroller William Thompson, State Assemblyman Brian McLaughlin, and Councilman Charles Barron follow with single digits. 17% of New York City’s registered Democrats are undecided.