Tuesday, July 30, 2013

deBlasio Climbing In The Polls

A Couple More Details on the New NYC Poll

Anthony Weiner provided a valuable service. The same gullible, vapid press corps that touted Chris Quinn as a prohibitive front runner all pounced like ravenous hyenas on Weiner's entry into the race.  The service was (I assume) unintentional; it was to reveal the Potemkin nature of Quinn's popular support.  

[side note: Josh Marshall's TPM has been a daily read for at least 10 years - one of my favorite left-leaning national political blogs, but he's shockingly out of the loop on NYC/NYS internal politics. I don't intend that as criticism, one can't be all things to all people, and Josh admits as much himself.]

As you saw, Anthony Weiner dropped like a stone in the latest Quinnipiac poll. He fell from a 1st place 26% to a 4th place 16%. But I wanted to flag what I think is the more interesting detail in the …


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