Tuesday marks two weeks before the New York mayor’s primary and with Democratic leaders continuing to swap positions in the polls, who could come out on top is yet to be guessed.
“When I win you win,” Eric Adams told a crowd in Queens on Monday after taking the last poll a few days before voting started.
“I don’t watch the polls. I don’t allow my team to tell me about the polls,” Adams said.
The NY1 survey shows Adams leading by six points over Andrew Yang with Kathryn García soaring to third place, ahead of Scott Stringer, Maya Wiley, Dianne Morales, Ray Maguire and Shaun Donovan – 16% still undecided.
“At this point, the only poll that concerns us is the early voting which will start in five days,” Yang said on Monday.
The poll, however, was conducted before Wiley got high-level endorsement over the weekend from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and a New York Times interview with a second woman accusing Scott Stringer of misconduct. sexual.
“It gives Wiley the progressive mantle. The question is, is it enough?” Doug Muzzio of Baruch College said Monday. “It’s ambiguous, it drives me crazy.”
Analysts like Muzio predict a photo finish in the mayoral race.
On the issues, the main concern of voters remains public safety, according to polls.
Adams initially accused Wiley and AOC of being too liberal, which he called dangerous for the city amid a spike in shootings. Adams softened that attack on Monday.
“Listen, I take my hat off to AOC – her mom was cleaning the houses, my mom was cleaning the houses – we know what wrestling is,” Adams said. Of Wiley, he said, “The difference between the two of us: they only have a prevention plan.”
Wiley’s campaign has made stops in the Bronx where the candidate has also pledged to stop the rise in violence without current tactics, such as the NYPD’s use of riot gear last weekend to evict crowds in Washington Square Park.
“You cannot stop and escape gun violence,” she said.
“I’m the only candidate in this race who has a real stance for police reform,” Wiley said on Morning Joe.
Much is still at stake with two weeks before the polls close on June 22.
Primary is only five weeks away, and this will be unlike any other in history.