June 10, 2005
Stadium Decision Shakes Up NYC Mayor’s Race
Mayor Bloomberg’s lead against potential Democratic rivals dwindles: Mayor Bloomberg’s re-election prospects have been set back by Albany’s decision to not fund the West Side stadium project. The mayor, who had a sizeable lead against each of his Democratic contenders only last week, now runs neck and neck with all but one of them. Former Bronx Borough President Fernando Ferrer, who trailed Michael Bloomberg by 9 points, currently has the support of 46% of the city’s registered voters compared with 45% for the mayor. Michael Bloomberg is closely matched against Manhattan Borough President C. Virginia Fields and Council Speaker Gifford Miller. The mayor maintains a comfortable lead only against Congressman Anthony Weiner.