NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – The New York City mayoral race is “wide open” with half of likely Democratic voters still undecided three months before the primary, according to a new poll released Wednesday.
The June 22 primary is less than 100 days away, but a poll by Fontas Advisors and Core Decision Analytics (CODA) found 50% of likely voters are undecided.
Andrew Yang was in the lead with 16% of the vote, while Eric Adams had 10%, Maya Wiley had 6%, Scott Stringer had 5% and Ray McGuire had 4%.
Shaun Donovan, Kathryn Garcia and Dianne Morales each had 2%.
“Our poll shows that the mayor's race is wide open and, although the June primary is right around the corner, recent history has taught us that three months is an eternity in an NYC election,” said George Fontas, founder and CEO of Fontas Advisors.
The poll surveyed 800 likely Democratic voters by phone between March 15 and March 18. The overall margin of error was +/-3.46%.
The poll also found that 52% of likely voters believed the city was “headed in the right direction” a year into the pandemic. Another 34% said it was “headed down the wrong track,” while 14% indicated that they were “not sure.”
The winner of the Democratic primary will take on a Republican challenger in November. Mayor Bill de Blasio is unable to seek a third term.