Andrew Yang tops Democratic candidates for NYC mayor: poll



Andrew Yang is the leading contender among a crowded field of candidates in the Democratic primary race for mayor, according to a new poll.

Yang was the top pick to lead the Big Apple for 32 percent of the 644 likely Democratic voters who responded to a WPIX-TV/NewsNation/Emerson College poll that was released Monday.

Behind Yang, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams was the second top candidate, according to the poll, garnering 19 percent of the likely voters.

City Comptroller Scott Stringer polled at just 6 percent, while Maya Wiley, a former federal prosecutor and counsel to Mayor de Blasio, notched 9 percent support, the poll said.

Yang leads all candidates among white and Asian voters, the poll found. He is also favored among the majority of voters aged 18 to 29.

Adams is the top choice among black and Hispaic voters, according to the poll.

The poll, which was conducted March 4 to 6, found Cuomo had a higher approval rating among city voters than de Blasio.

Cuomo notched a 55 percent approval rating to the mayor’s 26 percent.


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