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After a tough week, top Democratic mayoral hopeful Andrew Yang got a bit of good news from a poll commissioned by a rival political group that shows him well ahead of the pack with the primary just two months away.
The survey from Data for Progress predates the tech entrepreneur’s string of recent gaffes over sexual harassment and vendor permits — and new blistering attacks from Democratic primary rivals seeking to slow his momentum.
The poll, conducted between March 21 and April 5, found that 26 percent of likely primary voters would back Yang. That’s twice the 13 percent netted by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, who placed second.
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.
City Comptroller Scott Stringer landed third with 11 percent, while Maya Wiley — a former top aide to Mayor Bill de Blasio and civil rights attorney — placed fourth with 10 percent.
However, observers believe the state of play may still shift substantially before the June 22 primary, with the first debates slated for May and the campaigns expected to begin spending their war chests on advertising and mailers in the coming weeks.
The city Campaign Finance Board has awarded $22 million in public financing for the 2021 mayor’s race so far — including the millions dispersed Thursday, including $3.7 million to Yang, $2.3 million to former Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia and another $2.3 million to lefty community organizer Dianne Morales
The Data for Progress survey of 1,007 likely primary voters has a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percent.
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