Eric Adams holds a 6-point lead in the Democratic primary for mayor, but a surging Maya Wiley has emerged as his chief rival after landing the endorsement of lefty firebrand Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, according to a new poll released Wednesday.
Adams, the Brooklyn Borough President, got support from 23 percent of the 725 likely Democratic voters in the survey conducted by PIX 11/Emerson College on Monday and Tuesday.
The support for Adams — who has made public safety a cornerstone of his campaign — increased 3 percentage points from 20 percent in the prior Pix 11/Emerson College poll, released on May 25.
But Wiley, the former chief counsel to Mayor Bill de Blasio, leapfrogged into second place with 17 percent of the vote, nearly doubling the nine percent since she registered in the prior PIX 11/Emerson College poll released on May 25.
Her jump comes just days after she was endorsed on Saturday June 5 by Ocasio-Cortez.