Andrew Yang has double-digit lead in NYC mayor race: poll

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – It’s a long way to Election Day, but a new poll has Andrew Yang with a sizable lead in the race for mayor of New York City.

Yang, a former Democratic presidential primary candidate, had the support of 28% of likely voters, according to the poll from Fontas Advisors and Core Decision Analytics.

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams had the support 17% of likely voters, while city Comptroller Scott Stringer had 13%.

The other declared candidates scored considerably lower. Shaun Donovan and Maya Wiley had the support of 8% of voters. Kathryn Garcia, Ray McGuire and Dianne Morales came in at 2% each.

New York City Mayoral candidate Andrew Yang (l - striped scarf), candidate for NYC Council Gigi Li (center) and Council Member Margaret Chin (r) of Manhattan walk through the Chinatown neighborhood of lower Manhattan, New York, NY, January 27, 2021
New York City Mayoral candidate Andrew Yang (l - striped scarf), candidate for NYC Council Gigi Li (center) and Council Member Margaret Chin (r) of Manhattan walk through the Chinatown neighborhood of lower Manhattan, New York, NY, January 27, 2021. Photo credit Anthony Behar/Sipa USA

More details about the poll can be found at pulseoftheprimary.com.

The poll surveyed 842 likely primary voters between Jan. 20 and Jan. 25, 84% of whom had heard of Yang, compared to 66% for Stringer and 60% for Adams.

The Democratic mayoral primary is scheduled for June 22 before the election in November.