Adams Leads, Stringer and Yang Tied for Second in New Poll
Mayoral candidate Eric Adams has taken the lead in a new poll that showed New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer tied for second place with former presidential candidate Andrew Yang.
Last week, from May 13 to 15, PIX11 News and Emerson College surveyed 1,013 voters: 18% of whom picked the Brooklyn borough president as their first choice for mayor. Stringer and Yang both were the top picks of 15% of New Yorkers.
With almost 25% of voters polled reporting that they are still undecided, the mayoral race can take any turn with little more than a month to go until the primary on June 22.
While last week Adams took the lead for the New York City mayoral primary, the survey showed a steep drop for Yang, who, in the same poll in March, showed a comfortable lead with 32% of voters choosing him.
Although many of Stringer's organized supporters have fled since late April, PIX11’s survey showed that 6% more respondents chose the city’s comptroller than in March.
Another candidate who saw an increase in support was former Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia, who jumped from 5% in March to 8% last week after receiving the endorsements of both The New York Times and New York Daily News.
Homelessness and housing were the answers respondents provided when asked what they thought were the most important issues in the mayoral primary.