Former presidential contender Andrew Yang is the clear frontrunner in the 2021 NYC Democratic Mayoral Primary Race, which will be the first major contest to use New York City’s new ranked choice voting system.
Yang is the first choice for 32% of the 1,128 city dwellers surveyed by PIX11, NewsNation and Emerson College. (The margin of error is +/- 2.8%.)
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams was the first choice of 19% of voters surveyed; Maya Wiley, former counsel to current Mayor Bill de Blasio, is at 9%; New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer is at 6%; former Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia is at 5%.
All other candidates received less than 5%.
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