Results of SurveyUSA Election Poll #15760
 
2 Weeks To NYC Democratic Primary, Comptroller Contest Now Neck-Neck-Neck: In a Democratic Primary for NYC Comptroller today, 09/02/2009, 13 days until votes are counted, city council members John Liu, Melinda Katz, and David Yassky are effectively even, according to a SurveyUSA poll conducted exclusively for WABC-TV. Liu gets 25% today, up 4 points from a SurveyUSA tracking poll 1 week ago. Katz gets 24%, down 3. Yassky gets 21%, up 3. Yassky leads among white voters, has gained support in Brooklyn. David Weprin is fourth. 20% are undecided.
 
Opponents Inch Closer, But Green Still on Top for Public Advocate: Mark Green, New York City Public Advocate from 1994 to 2001, continues to lead four others in the primary fight for that office, though by smaller margins. Green gets 37% today, unchanged from one week ago, but down from 47% two weeks ago, when polling began. Bill De Blasio, a Brooklyn member of the city council, gets 23% today, up 4 points from one week ago, up 8 points from two weeks ago. Eric Gioia, a city council member from Queens, gets 14%, up 4 points in the past week, up 6 points in the past two weeks. Norman Siegel, former director of the New York Civil Liberties Union, gets 10%, down 1 point in each of the past two weeks. Imtiaz Syed gets 4%. 13% are undecided.
 
Thompson Steady in Mayoral Contest: In a Democratic primary for NYC mayor today, 09/02/2009, 13 days before the vote, Bill Thompson overwhelms Tony Avella. Two candidates newly added in this release, Jimmy McMillan and Roland Rogers, combine to take 4% of the vote; 30% of likely voters are undecided.
 
Filtering: SurveyUSA interviewed 2,250 city of New York adults 08/28/09 through 09/01/09. Of them, 1,919 were registered to vote. Of the registered voters, 554 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? Bill Thompson? Jimmy McMillan? or Roland Rogers?
567 Likely VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceIdeologyCollege GradIncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.2%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian/OtConservaModerateLiberalYesNo< $50K$50K - $$100K - > $250KManhattaBrooklynQueensThe BronStaten I
Avella14%13%15%20%13%13%14%15%13%21%3%19%19%19%15%14%13%17%15%15%10%**9%9%24%15%**
Thompson52%52%52%41%53%60%48%49%55%44%68%46%37%47%54%55%56%45%42%53%67%**59%56%43%48%**
McMillan3%3%2%6%1%3%2%3%2%2%1%5%5%5%2%2%2%3%4%3%0%**1%1%2%8%**
Rogers1%2%1%1%2%1%0%2%0%0%3%0%0%2%1%0%1%1%1%1%1%**0%2%2%0%**
Undecided30%30%31%32%31%24%36%31%29%33%25%30%39%27%28%29%28%34%38%28%22%**31%32%29%29%**
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%100%
Composition of Likely Voters100%40%60%17%32%29%22%49%51%34%34%24%8%14%31%42%56%44%38%42%17%3%21%31%27%17%3%
 
 
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?
567 Likely VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceIdeologyCollege GradIncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.2%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian/OtConservaModerateLiberalYesNo< $50K$50K - $$100K - > $250KManhattaBrooklynQueensThe BronStaten I
Katz24%21%25%27%25%22%21%26%21%25%21%26%21%21%27%20%22%25%24%23%22%**29%17%24%24%**
Liu25%25%25%26%27%25%21%27%24%17%30%26%37%27%27%26%27%22%22%28%22%**22%17%35%29%**
Weprin10%13%9%9%13%7%12%11%9%9%9%15%7%13%9%11%8%13%9%11%11%**8%9%13%11%**
Yassky21%22%21%18%17%25%27%17%26%34%19%11%14%22%22%24%25%18%17%22%34%**22%36%14%11%**
Undecided20%20%20%20%19%21%19%19%20%15%22%23%21%16%15%20%18%22%28%16%11%**20%21%15%26%**
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%100%
Composition of Likely Voters100%40%60%17%32%29%22%49%51%34%34%24%8%14%31%42%56%44%38%42%17%3%21%31%27%17%3%
 
 
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?
567 Likely VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceIdeologyCollege GradIncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.2%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian/OtConservaModerateLiberalYesNo< $50K$50K - $$100K - > $250KManhattaBrooklynQueensThe BronStaten I
De Blasio23%25%21%18%20%28%23%19%26%23%27%21%11%26%25%21%24%22%28%18%26%**16%31%17%24%**
Gioia14%13%14%15%13%12%17%14%14%19%10%13%14%14%20%12%14%14%13%14%13%**12%10%23%11%**
Green37%35%39%35%39%37%37%37%37%36%35%38%46%38%39%37%36%38%32%42%40%**41%32%43%31%**
Siegel10%11%9%14%9%11%6%11%9%9%12%7%10%7%7%14%10%9%7%12%8%**15%9%7%9%**
Syed4%4%4%5%4%2%4%4%3%2%2%7%8%2%1%3%3%4%5%3%2%**7%2%2%5%**
Undecided13%13%13%14%14%11%14%14%12%11%15%13%11%13%8%14%13%13%15%11%10%**10%16%8%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%100%
Composition of Likely Voters100%40%60%17%32%29%22%49%51%34%34%24%8%14%31%42%56%44%38%42%17%3%21%31%27%17%3%
 
 
** Too few respondents of this type were interviewed for this data to be meaningful.