Christine Quinn Might Not Even Make the Runoff

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Christine Quinn campaigns in the 2013 New York City Mayoral Race in the Upper West Side on August 28, 2013 in New York City.
Things are not going well for Quinn. Photo: Rob Kim/Getty Images

Not only is Bill de Blasio flirting with the 40 percent threshold that would allow him to avoid a runoff with the second-place vote-getter, but if there is a runoff, it's becoming increasingly possible that Christine Quinn won't be a part of it, an outcome that seemed unthinkable for most of the campaign. Two new polls have Quinn falling back into third place behind de Blasio and Bill Thompson; she trails Thompson by one point in a Times poll and by seven points in an amNY/News 12 poll. There's still time for her to overtake Thompson for second in this incredibly fluid race, but right now, her numbers are trending down, not up.