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Queens’ Morning Roundup


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morning roundup

TODAY’S FORECAST

Tuesday: Clear in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 72. Winds from the NW at 5 to 15 mph. Tuesday night: Partly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 48. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 10 mph.

EVENT OF THE DAY: We Are What We Are

Actor Bill Sage and director Jim Mickle will participate in a discussion and preview screening of We Are What We Are, a reimagining of a Mexican movie about a reclusive family that practices violent, secret rituals. Museum of the Moving Image at 7 p.m. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

Woodhaven-Richmond Hill Volunteer Ambulance Corps could be calling 911

A South Queens volunteer ambulance corps has lost its main source of income and could be calling 911 if the owner of a collapsed neighboring building doesn’t fix the dangerous eyesore. Read more: New York Daily News

Lhota blasts de Blasio’s ‘unfortunate’ early socialist activism

Mayoral front-runner Bill de Blasio found himself on the defensive Monday, after his Republican rival Joe Lhota attacked him for supporting Nicaragua’s former Sandinista government and honeymooning in Cuba. Read more: CBS New York

Report: 2 LIRR employees plead guilty to fraud scheme

Two more Long Island Rail Road retirees pleaded guilty to charges of disability fraud just as before their trial was set to begin, according to a published report.Read more: CBS New York/AP

NY wants to crack down on fake online reviews

A perfect hotel? An amazing restaurant? Teeth whitener that leads to romance? Read more: NBC New York

Obama to address Iran, Syria in UN speech

President Barack Obama on Tuesday is expected to signal his willingness to engage with the new Iranian government if Tehran makes nuclear concessions long sought by the U.S. and Western allies. Read more: AP

De Blasio has strong lead over Lhota: poll


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The results of the first post-primary mayoral poll show Democratic candidate Bill de Blasio with a wide lead over Republican Joe Lhota.

According to a Wall Street Journal/NBC 4 New York/Marist poll survey released Tuesday night, 65 percent of likely voters are for the city’s public advocate, de Blasio, 22 percent support the former MTA chairman, Lhota, and 3 percent back Independence candidate and former Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion. One percent are for another candidate and 9 percent are undecided.

“Joe Lhota must attract many Democrats to be competitive against the heavily favored Bill de Blasio, and right now, that’s not happening,” says Dr. Lee M. Miringoff, director of the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion. “De Blasio is very well-liked and is cornering the market on most of the issues and qualities that matter to voters.”

Though de Blasio and Lhota have the support of the majority of their party voters, de Blasio attracts more support from GOP voters than Lhota receives from Democrats.

According to the poll results, 77 percent of likely Democratic voters support de Blasio, 13 percent are for Lhota and 1 percent Carion.  Sixty-three percent of likely Republican voters are for Lhota, 25 percent are for de Blasio and 5 percent Carrion. Among non-enrolled voters, 50 percent support de Blasio, 24 percent back Lhota and 9 percent are for Carrion.

When it came to who the voters thought could handle the issues facing the city, most thought de Blasio would do the best job. But voters were more divided on would be better at handling crime prevention and the city’s finances.

The poll surveyed a total of 930 registered voters and 632 likely voters on Sunday and Monday.

Responding to the poll, Lhota spokeswoman Jessica Proud said in a statement Tuesday, “We always knew we’d be the underdog in this race and once New Yorkers learn more about Bill’s radical policies, they will be looking for a practical alternative. Joe’s experienced leadership and solutions to expand the middle class will resonate with everyday New Yorkers in all five boroughs.”

 

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