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Bill de Blasio has a major lead over Joe Lhota in race for mayor: Poll

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Blasio, Quinn Credit: Former Mayoral Candidate Christine Quinn endorses Bill de Blasio for mayor. (Getty)

UPDATED 8:50 P.M.: The first poll released since the Sept. 10th primary shows Democratic mayoral hopeful Bill de Blasio walloping his Republican rival, Joe Lhota, 3 to 1.

The Wall Street Journal-NBC4 New York-Marist survey released Tuesday has de Blasio leading Lhota by 43 percentage points, 65 percent to 22 percent.

"It's pretty lopsided at this point," said Lee Miringoff, director of the Marist Institute for Public Opinion. "De Blasio is winning with all groups, and in a town with six Democrats for every Republican, it's a pretty tall order for Lhota . . . to actually convert voters." MORE

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