A new Quinnipiac University poll finds City Council Speaker Christine Quinn could be an early Democratic favorite for the next mayoral race, though most are still undecided.
The poll found 26 percent of respondents chose Quinn, while 10 percent chose former City Comptroller William Thompson, 9 percent chose City Comptroller John Liu, 9 percent chose Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, 4 percent chose Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer and 1 percent for newspaper publisher Tom Allon.
34 percent were still undecided about who they would back.
"City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is the early favorite in the Democratic primary for mayor, which could be the only race that counts if Republicans don't find a candidate,” said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.
52 percent of those polled believe the next mayor should have mostly government experience, while 27 percent believe they should have mostly business experience. 21 percent didn’t care or thought otherwise.
And happily for current Mayor Michael Bloomberg, 51 percent of those polled approved of his job as mayor, while 40 disapproved and 9 percent didn’t know.