Former Public Advocate Mark Green and City Councilman Bill DeBlasio (D-Brooklyn) are tied at 46 percent in the runoff race for public advocate, a Quinnipiac University poll showed.
Qunnipiac University Polling Institute Director Maurice Carroll said the Sept. 29 runoff is expected to have less than 10 percent turnout and suggested get-out-the-vote efforts would be crucial to both campaigns.
“That cliche that they gave an election and nobody came might not just be a joke after all,” he said. “Only about 10 percent of Democrats voted the first time around and less than that are likely in the runoff.”
“People who care about who should be… Public Advocate care a lot, but there aren’t many of them,” he said.