Poll: Who will be NYC’s next public advocate?

Debate between NY1's Public Advocate candidates at CUNY-TV, NYC.
Debate between NY1's Public Advocate candidates at CUNY-TV, NYC.
Holly Pickett for The New York Times
Debate between NY1's Public Advocate candidates at CUNY-TV, NYC.

Poll: Who will be NYC’s next public advocate?

Predicting the outcome of next Tuesday’s special election.
February 15, 2019

New York City voters will have a chance to make their picks in the special election for public advocate next week, filling a post left vacant when Letitia James became the state attorney general.

With a crowded 17-candidate field competing in an unprecedented off-cycle election for the citywide post, and without any public polling on the race, it’s unclear who will ultimately emerge as the victor on Tuesday, Feb. 26. So we’re asking you, our readers, to weigh in on who’s likely to win.

Who WILL be New York City’s next public advocate?

Ydanis Rodriguez
23%
Jumaane Williams
23%
Eric Ulrich
15%
Michael Blake
12%
Melissa Mark-Viverito
8%
Nomiki Konst
7%
Ron Kim
3%
Aa
1%
Adrienne Felton
1%
Angela Guthrie
1%
Antjony Tony Herbert
1%
Ben Yee
1%
Ben Yee, of course!
1%
Benjamin L Yee
1%
Benjamin Yee
1%
Bimmy bom
1%
Christopher Espinoza
1%
David C Eisenbach
1%
David Eisenbach
1%
David Erickson
1%
Deez Nutz
1%
do not know
1%
Eliminate the Office
1%
Eric Ulrich
1%
Get rid of the PA entirely
1%
H
1%
Helal Sheik
1%
Helal Sheikh
1%
Hippy
1%
Ify Ike
1%
Jared Rich
1%
Jason Burgos
1%
Latrice Walker
1%
Maany
1%
Manny
1%
Manny alicandro
1%
Me
1%
Michael Blake
1%
Michael Cusick
1%
No one is good. All representatives they are not working. We vote for them and after we have to fight with them to make the community
1%
No vote
1%
none
1%
Paul Bunyan
1%
Paul vallone
1%
Scott McCarthy
1%
Theo Chino
1%
Tony Herbert
1%
U
1%
Xyx
1%
Write-in
3%
Rafael Espinal
3%
​​​​​​​Daniel O’Donnell
2%
Dawn Smalls
2%

Who SHOULD be New York City’s next public advocate?

Ydanis Rodriguez
23%
Jumaane Williams
16%
Michael Blake
14%
Eric Ulrich
14%
Nomiki Konst
9%
Melissa Mark-Viverito
8%
Rafael Espinal
4%
Ron Kim
3%
Daniel O’Donnell
3%
Dawn Smalls
3%
Antjony Tony Herbert
1%
Ben Yee
1%
Ben Yee, of course!
1%
Ben Yes
1%
Benjamin Yee
1%
bimmy bom
1%
Charles Oakley
1%
Daniel Christman
1%
David C. Eisenbach
1%
David Eisenbach
1%
do not know
1%
Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho
1%
Eliminate the Office
1%
Get rid of the PA entirely
1%
Helal Sheik
1%
Helal sheikh
1%
Hhh
1%
I
1%
Ify Ike
1%
Jared Rich
1%
Jumaane Williams
1%
Latrice Walker
1%
Manny
1%
Manny Alicandro
1%
Mark Bey
1%
Michael Cusick
1%
Michael dendeker
1%
Michael Zumbluskas
1%
Nobody
1%
none
1%
None of the above (i.e., eliminate the office)
1%
Paul Bunyan
1%
Scott McCarthy
1%
Tony Herbert
1%
Who Cares?
1%
XYZ
1%
Write-in
3%
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