New York City Council Speaker Christine
Quinn leads among Democrats in the city's upcoming mayoral race, a
new poll found.
The Quinnipiac University poll released
last week found that Quinn holds a solid lead among registered
Democrats, 32 percent of whom said she should be the candidate.
Quinn's closest rival for the
Democratic nomination is former City Comptroller William Thompson
with 10 percent. Public advocate Bill de Blasio received 9 percent
and City Comptroller John Liu 5 percent.
“Okay, the race for the White House
is over and it's time to look at the New York City mayoral race,
where the possibly decisive Democratic primary could be as early as
June. The morning line? City Council Speaker Christine Quinn leaves
the other Democratic contenders in the dust," said Maurice
Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.
If elected next year, Quinn, who
married her longtime partner, lawyer Kim Catullo, in May, would
become the city's first openly gay mayor. And the first legally
married, openly gay politicians to lead a major U.S. city.
University Polling Institute.)