Quinnipiac University Poll/September 9, 2013 – page 2
Among the New York City likely Democratic primary voters who do name a candidate,18 percent say there is still a “good chance” they will change their mind by tomorrow.De Blasio still leads among black voters with 37 percent, followed by Thompson with 27 percent and Quinn with 9 percent. White voters go 40 percent for de Blasio, 26 percent for Quinn and 24 percent for Thompson. Hispanic voters go 44 percent for de Blasio, 26 percent for Thompson and 14 percent for Quinn.Women back de Blasio with 40 percent, followed by 22 percent for Thompson and 19 percent for Quinn. Men go 38 percent for de Blasio, 28 percent for Thompson and 16 percent for Quinn.
Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer breaks out of the too-close-to-callcomptroller’s race with 50 percent of likely Democratic primary voters, as former Gov. EliotSpitzer takes 43 percent. Another 7 percent remain undecided and 13 percent of those who namea candidate say there is a “good chance” they will change their mind by tomorrow.This compares to results of a September 4 Quinnipiac University poll showing Stringer with 47 percent and Spitzer with 45 percent.Today’s survey shows women moving to Stringer for the first time in this race, giving 50 percent to Spitzer’s 41 percent. Stringer has 49 percent of men, to 46 percent for Spitzer.Large racial divides remain as Stringer leads 65 – 31 percent among white voters, whileSpitzer leads 58 – 30 percent among black voters and 51 – 44 percent among Hispanic voters.“Borough President Scott Stringer has the momentum as he overcomes a huge publicity blitz by former Gov. Eliot Spitzer. He’s not home free, but he looks to be on the plus side of theracial split with a big white vote offsetting the almost as big black vote for Spitzer,” Carroll said.From September 6 – 8, Quinnipiac University surveyed 782 likely Democratic primaryvoters with a margin of error of +/- 3.5 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.