De Blasio in Position to Win New York Mayor’s Race by Historic Margin

Bill de Blasio is poised to win the race for mayor of New York City by a historically large margin, powered by optimism that he will bring about change and by overwhelming voter disapproval of the Republican Party. …

Over all, the poll found that Mr. de Blasio held a lead over Mr. Lhota of 68 to 23 percent among likely voters, with Adolfo Carrión Jr., the Independence Party candidate, receiving 2 percent. The citywide Times/Siena College poll was conducted on landlines and cellphones from Oct. 21 to 26 with 701 likely voters. The margin of sampling error is plus or minus four percentage points. CONT.

David W. Chen & Megan Thee-Brenan, New York Times