Joe Biden leads the crowded field of Democrats in the presidential primary race with 22% in a new poll — but Sen. Elizabeth Warren is close behind him in second place.
Biden’s lead is just 5% over Warren, who clocked in at 17% in the Siena College poll of 798 voters.
Sen. Bernie Sanders scored 15% and placed third. No one else cracked 5%.
Mayor Bill de Blasio came in a distant 12th place with less than 1% support.
New York doesn’t hold its presidential primary until late in the race on April 28, meaning the contest for Democratic voters’ allegiance is unlikely to heat up soon.
Biden’s lead in the state is powered by 25% support among black voters, mirroring his backing nationwide.
Warren leads among self-described liberals with 31%, trouncing Sanders in a troubling sign for him. The poll’s margin of error was 4.1%.
President Trump got unsurprisingly bad news with voters disapproving of his performance by a 2-1 margin in the deep blue state. Even among Republicans, the president garnered a 70% approval rating, lower than national polls of GOP voters.
De Blasio is also way underwater with just 25% having a favorable opinion of him, compared to 57% who view him unfavorably.
New York drivers are also not happy with a new state rule requiring them to turn in their licensce plates. By a 2-1 margin they say the edict and a $25 replacement fee are unfair.