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Bill de Blasio starts with 41-point lead in New York mayor’s race

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Newly minted Democratic nominee Bill de Blasio begins with a 41-point lead in the New York mayor's race, according to a new poll from Quinnipiac University.

The poll shows de Blasio leading GOP nominee Joe Lhota 66-25. Independence Party candidate Adolfo Carrion, a former Obama administration official and former Democratic Bronx borough president, is at 2 percent.