The Yang for New York campaign conducted a poll of 824 likely Democratic primary voters in New York City from April 20th to April 27th, 2021 on the mayoral race. This poll was suspended due to breaking news about Scott Stringer’s alleged sexual misconduct toward Jean Kim, and subsequently refielded to survey an additional 844 likely Democratic primary voters from May 3rd to May 6th, 2021 after extensive media coverage of Stringer’s behavior and many Stringer endorsers rescinding their support. In total, 1668 likely Democratic primary voters in New York City were polled.
1393 respondents were asked about their preference for mayor, with 21% selecting Andrew Yang as their first choice. Stringer remains only mildly impacted by his allegations, receiving 15% of first-choice votes, followed by Adams at 11%. Notably, Ray McGuire has broken double-digits for the first time in our polling, passing Maya Wiley to move into fourth place with 10% of first-choice votes. All other candidates remain in single-digit support.