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Bill de Blasio Crushing Joe Lhota in First General Election Poll

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 17: Democratic mayoral nominee Bill de Blasio (L) laughs with Christine Quinn (2nd R), New York City Council Speaker and former mayoral hopeful, at a news conference where Quinn endorsed de Blasio outside City Hall on September 17, 2013 in New York City. De Blasio will face Republican Joseph Lhota in the general mayoral election November 5, 2013, with the winner succeeding current Mayor Michael Bloomberg. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Giddy. Photo: Mario Tama/2013 Getty Images

New York City, where registered Democrats outnumber registered Republicans six-to-one, has not elected a Democratic mayor since 1989. Enjoy that piece of electoral trivia while it lasts, because, according to the first poll of the general election matchup between Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota, this one isn’t going to be close.

De Blasio is crushing Lhota 65 percent to 22 percent in the WSJNBC New York poll of 632 likely voters released this evening. He leads among every demographic group and in every borough, and is pulling in a higher percentage of Republican voters than Lhota is pulling in Democratic voters. De Blasio bests Lhota on every issue, from schools to crime to taxes to best beard, and De Blasio doesn’t even have a beard. That’s how big of a shellacking this race is right now. 

De Blasio Crushing Lhota in First Poll