A new Quinnipiac poll has Public Advocate Bill De Blasio surging into the lead in New York's Democratic mayoral primary.
Support for former Rep. Anthony Weiner has collapsed to 10% from 26% three weeks ago. And all of Weiner's loss has been De Blasio's gain: His support has doubled from 15% to 30%.
The other two major candidates, Council Speaker Christine Quinn and former Comptroller Bill Thompson, have seen their support stay steady in the low 20s.
Business Insider / data from Quinnipiac University
De Blasio also leads all of his potential opponents in runoff matchups by at least nine points (a runoff is required if no candidate gets 40% of the vote in the primary). Quinnipiac also found that Thompson leads Quinn by 10 points in a runoff between those two candidates.
De Blasio has made his call to reform and reduce the New York Police Department's use of "stop and frisk" policing tactics a centerpiece of his campaign, and a court decision this week forcing the department to drastically change the practice has raised the issue's profile in the race.
The primary election will be held on Sept. 10.
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