Poll Shows Andrew Yang With Big Lead in Mayoral Race

By Kevin Deutsch
kdeutsch@bronxjusticenews.com

Former presidential candidate Andrew Yang has opened up a double-digit lead in the Democratic primary for New York City mayor, a new poll shows.

The poll, conducted by Fontas Advisors and Core Decision Analytics, found Yang garnering early support from 28 percent of likely Democratic primary voters.

The poll found his closest competitor was Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, with 17 percent.

Yang, who is currently battling a COVID-19 infection, has made fighting poverty amid the pandemic a focus of his mayoral campaign. He joined the crowded race for mayor last month.

Yang’s nonprofit organization last year said it was cutting at least $500,000 worth of checks to low-income families in New York City impacted by the coronavirus, with a focus on the working poor in the Bronx.

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Kevin Deutsch is a Staff Writer for Bronx Justice News covering the criminal justice system, drugs, and DNA use by law enforcement. An award-winning journalist, Deutsch is the author of the true crime books "Pill City" and "The Triangle." He has worked on staff at the Daily News, Miami Herald, Newsday, The Palm Beach Post, and The Riverdale Press. His work has also appeared in Newsweek, Columbia Journalism Review, The New York Times, The Village Voice, The Forward, The Independent, Huffington Post, Orlando Sentinel, and the New York Post, among other publications. His numerous television appearances include spots on CNN, MSNBC, and C-SPAN's BookTV. He has also been featured in The New Yorker. A Bronx resident, Deutsch hosts the true crime podcast "A Dark Turn" on the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network.