Dems top Ray Kelly in NYC mayoral race poll

Dems top Ray Kelly in NYC mayoral race poll

New York/AP — In a potential matchup, a new poll shows New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly trailing each of the three leading Democratic candidates in the 2013 mayoral race by double digits.

A Quinnipiac (KWIH’-nuh-peek-ak) University poll released Wednesday found that Council Speaker Christine Quinn tops a Republican Kelly by 48 to 33 percent.

Former city Comptroller William Thompson and Public Advocate Bill de Blasio both beat Kelly by 46 to 34 percent.

Voters approve of Kelly’s performance as police commissioner by 66 to 23 percent. The second highest rating went to Quinn with a 57 percent job approval rating.

The poll surveyed 1,006 registered voters by phone from May 3 to May 8. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.