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Boosted by strong name recognition, Andrew Yang is the leading contender in the Democratic primary race for mayor, according to a poll released Wednesday.
Yang garners 28 percent of likely primary voters followed by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams at 17 percent and Comptroller Scott Stringer with 13 percent, according to the survey conducted by Fontas Advisors and Core Decision Analytics.
One in four likely voters — 23 percent — indicated a preference for one of the other six candidates presented, while 19 percent of respondents were undecided.
“Our poll found that New Yorkers seek mayoral candidates who offer clear plans to tackle the many pressing issues facing the city, and voters especially value proven experience demonstrated in government or the public sector,” said Adam Roseblatt, president of Core Decision Analytics.
Rosenblatt noted that the crowded race to replace a term-limited Bill de Blasio is “still quite fluid at this time.”
“Awareness appears to aid three candidates as of late January, though the vast majority of voters are unfamiliar with the wider set of prominent candidates running,” he said.
Other contenders include Shaun Donovan, who served as former President Barack Obama’s budget director and housing secretary; former de Blasio administration officials Maya Wiley, Kathrny Garcia and Loree Hutton, and not-for-profit executive Diana Morales.
The online poll surveyed 842 Democratic primary voters from Jan. 20-25 and has a 3.38 percentage margin of error.
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