Before the bombshell regarding the allegations against the candidate Scott Stringer broke, a new poll focusing on registered NYC Democrats was taken, which shows Eric Adams closing the gap against Andrew Yang.
Adams, the Brooklyn borough president, fell 6 points below Yang when respondents were asked to order their choices, which New Yorkers will be given the opportunity to do when ranked-choice voting debuts citywide for the June 22 primary.
In the simulation, Yang had 26 percent support to Adams’ 20 in the first round. City Comptroller Scott Stringer — whose candidacy was rocked by sexual assault allegations this week — received 12 percent. Well-known firm Benenson Strategy Group(LINK TO POLL) interviewed 1,558 likely Democratic voters on behalf of a pro-charter school group between April 16 and 21, one week before the accusations dating back to 2001 surfaced.
Maya Wiley, a former attorney to Mayor Bill de Blasio, ranked fourth at 10 percent, though aides to her campaign expect her to pick up support from people abandoning Stringer.