NYC Mayor: de Blasio Widens Lead in Democratic Primary Race

Bill de Blasio, the Democratic mayoral candidate whose progressive message upended his party’s primary campaign this summer, has widened his lead over his rivals just days before the election, a new poll shows. …

The poll reveals that de Blasio’s populist, left-wing appeal to disenfranchised New Yorkers is cutting into voting blocs that would traditionally go to his rivals. More blacks back de Blasio than Thompson, the race’s only black candidate, by 39 percent to 25 percent. And more women support de Blasio than Quinn, the race’s only female and once the clear front-runner, by 34 percent to 21 percent. [cont.]

Jon Schuppe, NBC 4 New York