The poll shows former city Comptroller Bill Thompson and Council Speaker Christine Quinn tied at 20%. Former Congressional Rep. Anthony Weiner is rocking a big 7%.
On the Republican side, kitten killer Joe Lhota was leading his two Republican rivals, but trailing far behind his Democratic opponents.
Democratic front-runner de Blasio has capitalized on voter disenchantment after 12 years of Bloombergian rule, saying that he is "fundamentally uncomfortable" with where Bloomberg has left the city.
De Blasio, who sees the loss of the middle class as the city's most pressing problem, has proposed raising the local income tax on people making $500,000 or more to provide universal pre-K and afterschool.
Aghast, Republican state chair Ed Cox called deBlasio's plan to raise taxes on the rich a "disaster", warning that deBlasio would send the city back to the bad old 70s.
Bloomberg, in a recent magazine interview, accused the "populist", "left wing" de Blasio of engaging in "class warfare," insinuating that the rich are carrying the rest of the city.
But Council Member Melissa Mark-Viverito, a deBlasio supporter, blamed Bloomberg for letting the city's business community off the leash at the expense of wage earners.
Bloomberg crony Kathryn Wilde, CEO of the Partnership for New York City, predicted, in so many words, that deBlasio would come around to seeking things Bloomberg's way.
The article from the Wall Street Journal.
Posted by Kip at Sunday, September 08, 2013