Poll: Will Bill de Blasio run for president?

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks at an event hosted by Progress Iowa in Des Moines, Iowa.

Poll: Will Bill de Blasio run for president?

The NYC mayor has been openly flirting with a bid.
April 9, 2019

For months, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has been rumored to be mulling a run for president – and recent reports indicate that he’s seriously considering it. But he faces obstacles, including opposition to the idea by most New Yorkers and an already crowded field of fellow Democrats that may only get bigger.

In this week’s online poll, we’re asking our readers to weigh in on de Blasio’s big decision – and what might be driving him to explore a bid for the White House.

Why is Bill de Blasio considering a run for president?

To stay relevant
44%
All of the above
27%
Because he has a distorted perception of his capabilities and a super inflated ego.
1%
Because he is delusional.
1%
Because he’s delusional
1%
Because his wife told him to run.
1%
Cabinet position
1%
Delusions of grandeur and competence.
1%
Delusions of grandeur.
1%
Ego
1%
Ego, ego, ego.
1%
Everybody else is
1%
HE IS AN EGOCENTRIC IDIOT - TRUMP FOR THE LEFT
1%
He is so out of touch with reality that he actually thinks people like and/or are impressed by him.
1%
He likes campaigning more than governing. He’s a career politician.
1%
He needs $
1%
He needs a job!
1%
His ego
1%
In denial
1%
Insanity
1%
looking for a new job that is appointive
1%
looking for another government job where he gets free security and car service
1%
Naive ego
1%
Pure unadulterated hubris
1%
Pure, unadulterated arrogance combined with a complete and total lack of self-awareness.
1%
Running away from all his unfinished business in NYC!
1%
test
1%
The small number of voters who elected him are responsible for him believing he can spread his incompetence nationwide.
1%
To become DNC Chairman
1%
TO BECOME PRESIDENT,INFLUENCE THE DEBATE AND STAY RELEVANT, BUT I SEE IT AS AN OPEN DOOR TO GET A JOB AT THE WHITE HOUSE
1%
To becomes Vice President
1%
to either get a national job and/or increase his own narcissistic image
1%
To fulfill his ego
1%
To make an idiot out of himself
1%
To raise his profile nationally with view to his next job
1%
To raise money
1%
To stay employed
1%
vanity
1%
Who knows?
1%
Something else (write in response below)
19%
To become president
7%
To influence the debate
3%
Your vote is submitted
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