NYC Mayoral Election Opinion Poll 2021: Andrew Yang back on Top Once Again
After the November 2020 US Election, US city of New York prepares itself for next electoral battle, the New York City Mayoral Election 2021. The current mayor of New York Bill de Blasio is barred from contesting the upcoming election as he has already completed his two terms.
The primaries to elect Democrat candidate for the upcoming election will be held in the month of June, 2021.
NYC Mayoral Election Opinion Poll 2021: Latest Update About the Polls
A poll conducted by Schoen Cooperman Research shows that Yang is first choice of voters’ as next New York Mayor. The poll was released on 12th of May 2021. A total of 1,003 people were surveyed. 21% of the people surveyed preferred as first choice. Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams with 17% support was second while Comptroller Scott Stringer and Maya Wiley both clocked 10% support.
Survey by Data for Progress which was conducted between March 21 and April 5, found that 26 percent of likely primary voters would back Yang. Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams is placed second with 13% preference. The survey also found Yang leading among both college- and non-college-educated voters and even topping Adams among the city’s black voters by a narrow 25-22 percent margin.
The election to elect the new mayor of New York will be held on 2nd November, 2021 and the primaries for both Democrats and Republicans will be on June 2nd 2021. The primaries will be the first New York City mayoral election primaries to use ranked-choice voting.
Ranked Choice voting is used when there are more than two candidates. Instead of voting for one single candidate, the voters can rank the candidates as per their preference. If a candidate has more than half of the vote based on first-choices, that candidate wins. If not, then the candidate with the fewest votes is eliminated. The votes of the defeated candidates is then added to the total votes of their next choice. Process continues until a candidate has more than half of the votes.
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NYC Mayoral Election Opinion Poll 2021: Important Dates
New York City Mayoral General Election Date: November 2nd 2021
Deadline to register to Vote: May 28, 2021
Early Voting: June 12, 2021
Deadline to request for absentee ballot: June 15, 2021
Primary Date: June 22nd 2021
NYC Mayoral Election Opinion Poll 2021: Who are the Candidates for Upcoming Election
New York is a city with 8.4 million population and it is the largest city in United State. This year for the Mayoral election there are around 2 dozens of candidates running. Here are the list of candidates running for upcoming New York Mayoral election from both Democrats and Republican.
NYC Mayoral Election Opinion Poll 2021: Democratic Candidate
1 Eric Adams
60-years old Eric Adams is former New York City police officer and is currently Brooklyn borough president. He has a deep ties in city and experience in government.
2. Maya Wiley
Maya Wiley is former counsel to current Mayor Bill de Blasio and former chairwoman of the Civilian Complaint Review Board. She has also worked as an analyst in MSNBC.
3. Shaun Donovan
Shaun Donovan is a veteran of the Obama administration and the Bloomberg administration in New York City. He was also former White House budget director.
4. Kathryn Garcia
Kathryn Garcia is former New York City sanitation commissioner. She is running as an experienced manager who can lead the city during a crisis.
5. Raymond J. McGuire
64-year Raymond J McGuire is a former vice chairman at Citigroup.
6. Carlos Menchaca
Menchaca is a progressive councilman who helped defeat a rezoning proposal to expand the Industry City complex in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.
7. Dianne Morales
Dianne Morales, a former non-profit executive is running her campaign focused on improving the lives of poor and working class of New York residents.
8. Scott M. Stringer
The 60-year old Scott M. Stringer is New York City comptroller and former Manhattan borough president. He has worked in government for years and has suggested that his brand of being a capable, experienced manager is what New York needs.
9. Loree Sutton
Loree Sutton is Retired Army brigadier general and former head of the city’s Department of Veterans’ Services. She is centrist and has never ran for office before.
10. Andrew Yang
Andrew Yang is former presidential candidate and former nonprofit executive. During his presidential election run he had proposed for universal basic income for all. He wants to do the same in New York too by giving $2000 each to around 500,000 low income New Yorkers.
NYC Mayoral Election Opinion Poll 2021: Republican Candidate
1 Fernando Mateo
Restaurant operator and former leader of a trade group for cabdrivers, Fernando Mateo was born in Dominican Republic and has good ties with city’s Latino community.
2. Sara Tirschwell
55-years old Sara Tirschwell is former Wall Street executive. She is running as a moderate and believes Democrats have moved too far to the left.
3. William Pepitone
William Pepitone is former New York City Police. He is a nephew of Joe Pepitone who is an ex-New York Yankee.
NYC Mayoral Election Opinion Poll 2021: Who is ahead among the Democrats?
With more than dozens of candidates, the race to win the candidature of Democratic candidate has become interesting.
In recent opinion poll conducted by Core Decision Analytics between 20th to 25th January 2021 show Andrew Yang to be ahead in the race. As per the polls, follow candidates are currently ahead in Democratic race:
Andrew Yang: 28%
Eric Adams: 17%
Scott Stringer: 13%
Maya Wiley: 8%
On 1st February, first 2021 New York City mayoral election Democratic primary debates took place. These candidates were part of the debate:
There are couple of months when New York City residents elects new mayor for their city. However, one should remember New York is the worst hit city by the Coronavirus pandemic. The city residents will expect their upcoming to devise ways to keep the city safe or minimize the dangers from any sort of natural calamities in future.