New York City mayoral hopeful Andrew Yang’s support has plummeted among Democratic voters, while Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams holds a narrow lead in the race, a new poll released Monday found.
Adams garnered the support of 18 percent of primary voters in the WPIX 11/Emerson College survey — while Yang was in a second-place tie with scandal-rocked city Comptroller Scott Stringer, with each getting the backing of 15 percent of likely Democratic voters.
Yang’s support dropped in half from a WPIX 11/Emerson survey in March, when he was favored by 32 percent of respondents.
In a surprise, Stringer’s support more than doubled from 6 percent in March to 15 percent now — despite a former campaign volunteer from a prior 2001 race accusing him of sexual misconduct. Stringer denied the charges.
Many elected officials and the Working Families Party pulled their endorsements after Jean Kim claimed Stringer groped and harassed her.
But a majority of voters — 56 percent — said they either had not heard enough about the accusations (28 percent) or deemed them not credible (28 percent). Another 27 percent of respondents said they were unsure about Kim’s claims while only 18 percent said they were credible.