July 8, 2009
7/8: Green Light Among Democrats in Race for Public Advocate
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.