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Bill de Blasio campaign

Public Advocate and mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio walks 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. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Bill de Blasio campaign

August 30, 2013

With less than two weeks before the election, Bill de Blasio has surged into a significant lead in the city’s Democratic mayoral primary, according to a new poll.

A Quinnipiac University survey released on Wednesday found 36 percent of likely Democratic primary voters are backing de Blasio for mayor — putting the public advocate within close range of the 40 percent threshold he would need to avoid a run-off election. (Holly Bailey, Yahoo! News)