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Likely Democratic primary voters who describe themselves as “very liberal” back Stringer 60 – 35 percent. “Somewhat liberal” Democrats back Spitzer 51 – 40 percent whilemoderate or conservative Democrats are divided, 47 percent for Spitzer and 44 percent for Stringer.
Who’s Running for Public Advocate?
Only 20 percent of Democratic likely primary voters could name a candidate in theDemocratic primary for New York City Public Advocate. While 72 percent said they could notname a candidate, 7 percent said they could, but then named someone who is not a candidate.Despite this, 64 percent of likely Democratic primary voters say New York City needs a public advocate, while 20 percent say the office should be abolished.“One Democratic voter in five can name a candidate for public advocate,” Carroll said.“But among voters, in contrast to the People Who Talk About Politics, the job is popular. Black voters in particular, 82 percent, would keep it around.”From August 22 – 27, Quinnipiac University surveyed 602 likely Democratic primaryvoters with a margin of error of +/- 4 percentage points. Live interviewers call land lines andcell phones.The Quinnipiac University Poll, directed by Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D., conducts publicopinion surveys in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida, Ohio, Virginia,Colorado, Iowa and the nation as a public service and for research.