City Councilman John Liu (D-Flushing) is leading City Councilman David Yassky (D-Brooklyn) by 6 percentage points in the runoff race for city Comptroller, according to a Qunnipiac University poll released Wednesday.
The poll showed Liu leading Yassky, 49 percent to 43 percent. Nine percent were undecided.
Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, cautioned that only 10 percent of Democrats voted in the citwide primary elections and that fewer than that typically vote in runoffs.
“Anything can happy in a tiny turnout,” Carroll said in a statement. “One energized neighborhood, one pitch that appeals to a given group – ethnic, ideological, you name it – can make the difference. All we know today is that it’s a little better to be Liu than to be Yassky.”