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Likely voters support Democrat Bill de Blasio for mayor 68 to 19 percent over Republican candidate Joe Lhota according to a recent poll. But the same poll, conducted by The New York Times and Siena College, found that New Yorkers don't exactly agree with de Blasio's policies. The poll found voters want to keep Ray Kelly as police commissioner, want more charter schools and almsost half of them support the New York City Police Department's use of stop-and-frisk. The rest of the poll is good for de Blasio and bad for Lhota. Of those surveyed 58 percent had a favorable opinion of de Blasio where only 22 percent had the same feeling about Lhota. A recent Quinnipiac University poll found de Blasio leading Lhota 71 to 21 percent among likely voters. Lhota has recently stepped up his attacks on de Blasio


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