With just over two months until the New York City Mayoral Democratic primary election, Andrew Yang continues to remain ahead of the other candidates, according to several polls.
Yang, an entrepreneur, first announced his candidacy for New York City mayor in January. He first rose to fame politically following his 2020 run for president, but lost in the Democratic primaries.
While Yang has remained ahead in a number of different polls, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, City comptroller Scott Stringer and Maya Wiley, former counsel to current Mayor Bill de Blasio, follow closely behind. All of the candidates are set to face off in the city’s mayoral Democratic primaries on June 22.
In one of the most recent polls, Yang leads by nine points with Adams, Stringer and Wiley in second, third and fourth, respectively.
The poll, which was conducted by Spectrum News 1/IPSOS, found 22 percent saying Yang was their first choice for mayor in the Democratic primary. According to the poll, 13 percent chose Adams as their first choice, 11 percent chose Stringer and 7 percent chose Wiley.
Other candidates in the race, such as former Citi executive Raymond McGuire, former federal housing secretary Shaun Donovan, former New York City sanitation commissioner Kathryn Garcia and former nonprofit executive Dianne Morales, all received 6 percent or below.
The poll surveyed 1,000 likely Democratic voters from April 1 to April 15 and reported a margin of error of plus or minus 4.7 percentage points.
In an earlier poll, conducted by Data for Progress, Yang held a slightly larger lead over his main rival, Adams. According to the poll, 26 percent said they’d vote for Yang in the city’s Democratic primary, while 13 percent chose Adams. Stringer and Wiley received 11 percent and 10 percent, respectively.
Data for Progress surveyed 1,007 likely Democratic primary voters in New York from March 21 to April 5. The poll reported a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.
In another poll, conducted by Emerson College/NewsNation, found Yang with a slightly larger lead over Adams and other candidates. According to the poll, 32 percent said Yang was their first choice for the city’s Democratic mayoral primary, while 19 percent chose Adams. Following behind Yang and Adams was Wiley, Stringer and Garcia, who received 9 percent, 6 percent and 5 percent, respectively.
This poll surveyed 644 likely Democratic primary voters from March 4 to March 6 and reported a margin of error of plus or minus 3.8 percentage points.
This poll also found Yang leading among white and Asian voters, with 50 percent and 60 percent, respectively. On the other hand, Adams received most support from Black (31 percent) and Hispanic voters (26 percent).
Two other polls both conducted by Fontas Advisors and Core Decision Analytics, found Yang ahead by slightly different margins from February to March.
In one poll conducted from January 20 to January 25 found 28 percent choosing Yang as their preferred candidate in the city’s Democratic mayoral primary, while 17 percent chose Adams and 13 percent chose Stringer.
Another poll conducted by Fontas Advisors and Core Decision Analytics from March 15 to March 18, found 16 percent choosing Yang. According to the poll, 10 percent said they’d vote for Adams, 6 percent said Wiley and 5 percent chose Stringer.