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Final Pre-Election Polls: Bill de Blasio Could Lock This Thing Up Tomorrow

Public Advocate and mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio speaks to reporters while walking with his wife Chirlane McCray after making an appearance in Union Square in support of demonstrating fast food workers on August 29, 2013 in New York City. Across the country thousands of low-wage workers are expected to walk off their jobs Thursday at fast food establishments in several U.S. cities. Workers at KFC, Wendy's, Burger King, McDonald's and other restaurants are calling for a living wage of $15 an hour and the right to form a union without retaliation. In a poll released Wednesday by Quinnipiac University, de Blasio is now close to the 40 percent threshold he'd need to avoid a runoff in the Democratic primary.
Bill de Blasio about to almost hit his head. Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

A slew of last-minute Democratic mayoral primary polls released yesterday and this morning disagree on the battle for second place between Bill Thompson and Christine Quinn: Quinnipiac and PPP have Thompson leading Quinn by a somewhat comfortable 6 to 7 percent, while Marist shows them exactly tied. What all three polls agree on, however, is Bill de Blasio’s commanding lead. Just as his very tall head constantly flirts with slamming into ceilings and doorways, De Blasio’s poll numbers continue to hover just below the 40 percent threshold required to avoid a runoff.

Final Polls: Bill de Blasio Avoids Runoff?