NEW YORK: AQuinnipiac poll out will be posted out this morning has Bill de Blasio up with 39%, followed by Bill Thompson 25%, and Christine Quinn 18%.
A WNBC/Marist poll out Sunday ahead of the final debate, hosted by WNBC, had it de Blasio 36%, Thompson and Quinn at 20%.
And then there’s this… “Just three days before the primary, Mayor Bloomberg touched off a furor in the mayor’s race when he was quoted as saying that Democratic front-runner Bill de Blasio was running a ‘racist’ campaign,” the New York Daily News writes. “In a sometimes bizarre New York magazine interview released Saturday, Bloomberg also said billionaires are good for the city, questioned how poor the poor really are and wondered what landmark might be named after him. ‘Probably can’t change the name of Central Park, right?’ Bloomberg said.”
Republican Joe Lhota jumped all over it in the WNBC debate, accusing both Bloomberg and de Blasio of waging class warfare: "I don't think Bill de Blasio is running a racially motivated campaign. However, I have said I do believe he's running a campaign based on class warfare. Instead of talking about a tale of two cities, why don't we be positive about what we're doing?”
NORTH CAROLINA: The Washington Post’s Reid Wilson looks at Gov. Pat McCory’s (R)“bumpy first year.” From the article: “‘We’re stepping on the toes of a lot of the establishment that’s been controlling this state government for a long, long time, on both the left and the right,’ McCrory said in an interview on Thursday in his office in the historic state capitol building. ‘I’m really an outsider coming in here, and a lot of the political insiders, the lobbying insiders, are pretty well established.’”
First published September 9 2013, 5:59 AM