Results of SurveyUSA Election Poll #15873
NYC Challenger Thompson Looms Large in Mayor Bloomberg's Rear-View Mirror: In an election for mayor of New York City 10/06/09, one month until votes are counted, incumbent mayor Mike Bloomberg faces strong opposition from Democrat Bill Thompson, according to an exclusive WABC-TV poll conducted by SurveyUSA. Today: it's Bloomberg 51%, Thompson 43%. Bloomberg has outspent Thompson 16:1.

Bloomberg, first elected in 2001, term-limited until the law was changed to permit him to seek a 3rd term, leads among older voters, trails among younger voters. The Democratic challenger leads in Brooklyn and The Bronx. The billionaire incumbent, who is running on the Republican and Independence Party lines, leads in Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island. Thompson leads among blacks, Bloomberg leads among whites, Hispanics and Asians. Democrats split. Republicans and Independents back Bloomberg.

Filtering: SurveyUSA interviewed 1,000 city of New York adults 10/03/09 through 10/05/09. Of them, 888 were registered to vote. Of the registered voters, 561 were determined by SurveyUSA to be likely to vote in the 11/3 general election.
If the Election for Mayor were today, who would you vote for? (candidate names rotated) Republican Mike Bloomberg? Or Democrat Bill Thompson?
561 Likely VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyCollege GradIncomeRegion
Credibility Interval: ± 4.2 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian/OtRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNo< $50K$50K - $$100K +ManhattaBrooklynQueensThe BronStaten I
Bloomberg (R)51%51%52%40%45%55%66%43%60%63%24%52%55%70%46%54%59%57%45%53%52%49%52%58%59%43%60%35%57%
Thompson (D)43%45%42%56%48%41%28%51%35%32%68%45%38%27%49%34%39%37%49%42%43%44%42%38%37%51%36%55%36%
Composition of Likely Voters100%45%55%18%33%28%21%51%49%44%22%22%12%19%69%11%20%40%27%58%42%39%35%26%22%28%30%15%6%