Results of SurveyUSA Election Poll #15708
 
20 Days From NYC Democratic Primary, Katz Makes Move in Tight Comptroller Contest: In a Democratic Primary for NYC Comptroller today, 08/26/2009, city council member Melinda Katz, who represents a Queens district, begins to consolidate support and nudge ahead of fellow Queens member of city council John Liu, according to this latest SurveyUSA poll conducted exclusively for WABC-TV. Today it's Katz 27%, Liu 21%. Compared to an identical poll released one week ago, Katz is up 5 points; Liu is down 2. A third council member, David Yassky, representing a Brooklyn district, has 18% today, up 3. David Weprin, also a Queens representative on the city council, is at 11%, unchanged.
 
Thompson On Top in Mayoral Contest: In a Democratic primary for NYC mayor today, 08/26/2009, 20 days before the vote, Bill Thompson defeats Tony Avella comfortably. but 4 in 10 likely voters are undecided, so that results are not significant.
 
Former Public Advocate Green Up 2:1 in Bid to Re-Take Office:, Mark Green, New York City Public Advocate from 1994 to 2001, today leads four others in the primary fight for that office. Green gets 38% today, down from 47% one week ago, but still ahead of others. Bill De Blasio, a Brooklyn member of the city council, gets 19% today, up from 15%. Norman Siegel, former director of the New York Civil Liberties Union, gets 11, down 1 point; Eric Gioia, a city council member from Queens, gets 10%, up two points. 3% say they will vote for lawyer Imtiaz Syed; 19% are undecided.
 
Filtering: SurveyUSA interviewed 2,250 city of New York adults 08/21/09 through 08/25/09. Of them, 1,975 were registered to vote. Of the registered voters, 603 were determined by SurveyUSA to be likely voters in the 09/15/09 Democratic primary.
 
If the Democratic Primary for Mayor were today, who would you vote for? (candidate names rotated) Tony Avella? or Bill Thompson?
603 Likely VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceIdeologyCollege GradIncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.1%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian/OtConservaModerateLiberalYesNo< $50K$50K - $$100K +ManhattaBrooklynQueensThe BronStaten I
Avella13%14%12%17%13%10%13%14%11%18%8%14%10%20%17%9%12%14%17%11%8%12%11%11%18%**
Thompson48%50%46%51%45%54%40%47%49%40%60%44%49%49%43%54%52%43%50%44%56%52%49%43%51%**
Undecided39%36%42%32%42%36%47%38%40%43%32%42%41%30%39%37%35%43%34%45%36%35%40%46%31%**
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Likely Voters100%45%55%20%31%31%18%50%50%34%31%23%11%14%36%40%56%44%39%41%21%20%35%27%14%4%
 
 
Democrats will also vote in a primary for Comptroller. If the Democratic Primary for Comptroller were today, who would you vote for? (candidate names rotated) Melinda Katz? John Liu? David Weprin? or David Yassky?
603 Likely VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceIdeologyCollege GradIncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.1%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian/OtConservaModerateLiberalYesNo< $50K$50K - $$100K +ManhattaBrooklynQueensThe BronStaten I
Katz27%24%29%36%27%26%17%31%23%29%25%33%11%42%23%28%23%31%34%18%31%43%20%17%38%**
Liu21%22%21%17%22%25%19%20%23%15%26%17%35%19%19%24%24%18%20%22%25%18%23%24%18%**
Weprin11%15%8%16%9%10%11%11%11%11%12%10%10%8%16%10%14%7%7%13%11%6%11%14%12%**
Yassky18%21%17%11%24%13%26%19%18%24%12%18%21%16%25%15%18%19%15%25%14%14%19%27%8%**
Undecided22%18%26%20%18%26%26%19%26%21%25%22%23%15%17%23%20%25%24%21%18%19%27%19%24%**
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Likely Voters100%45%55%20%31%31%18%50%50%34%31%23%11%14%36%40%56%44%39%41%21%20%35%27%14%4%
 
 
Democrats will also vote in a primary for Public Advocate. If the Democratic Primary for Public Advocate were today, who would you vote for? (candidate names rotated) Bill De Blasio? Eric Gioia? Mark Green? Norman Siegel? or Imtiaz Syed?
603 Likely VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceIdeologyCollege GradIncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.1%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian/OtConservaModerateLiberalYesNo< $50K$50K - $$100K +ManhattaBrooklynQueensThe BronStaten I
De Blasio19%23%16%11%25%17%21%19%18%18%18%20%21%14%25%15%19%18%16%21%18%16%22%21%9%**
Gioia10%10%10%17%12%7%6%14%7%10%10%15%0%23%8%10%9%11%13%8%9%9%4%13%21%**
Green38%38%38%39%34%40%42%36%41%37%41%40%29%32%38%41%36%41%38%39%36%40%40%39%35%**
Siegel11%10%11%3%8%17%12%6%15%13%9%7%16%6%10%13%13%8%10%11%15%17%7%8%13%**
Syed3%5%2%3%6%2%1%5%2%2%5%1%9%10%3%2%4%3%6%2%4%3%4%4%3%**
Undecided19%14%23%26%16%17%19%20%18%19%17%18%26%16%14%19%18%19%17%20%18%15%23%16%20%**
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Likely Voters100%45%55%20%31%31%18%50%50%34%31%23%11%14%36%40%56%44%39%41%21%20%35%27%14%4%
 
 
** Too few respondents of this type were interviewed for this data to be meaningful.