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Well, Joe Lhota said all along he admired Barry Goldwater. Now he may get to emulate the Arizona senator's 1964 national electoral performance on a citywide level.

The latest NBC 4 New York/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll on the cusp of election week signals a total blowout for Bill de Blasio with 65 percent, to 22 percent for Lhota and 4 percent for Adolfo Carrion.

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Which is not to say that Goldwater is viewed in historical hindsight with the harsh political judgment he faced at that time, especially given Lyndon B. Johnson's well-debated legacy.

Anyway, here are the details.