City & State NY’s Poll Reveals Insiders Expect Scott Stringer to be NYC’s Next Mayor
By Yehudit Garmaise
The website City & State and the Honan Strategy Group asked 669 political and policy insiders last week who New York City’s next mayor should be, and the winner was: New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer.
Asked to choose from a list of likely candidates, 30% of respondents named Stringer as their first choice to run the city, and 17% of City & State readers tapped Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams as their first choice for mayor.
Dianne Morales, a former nonprofit executive, and Maya Wiley, who previously served as counsel for Mayor Bill de Blasio, both racked up 8% of the poll’s votes of confidence.
Loree Sutton, a former commissioner of the city’s Department of Veterans’ Services received 6% of the names written in for NYC’s top job, and Raymond McGuire, a former Citigroup Vice-Chair received 5% of the votes.
Other contenders received 3% or less of the vote, and 1% of respondents thought that none of the candidates listed would win the primary.
The poll also asked respondents to assess Mayor de Blasio, and 83% of those who were polled thought de Blasio “would be remembered as either below average or one of the worst mayors in history,” cityandstateny.com said. “Just 2% thought he would be remembered as better than most, and 0% thought de Blasio would be considered one of the best mayors ever.”