A poll released by Quinnipiac University on Wednesday has Irish American Christine Quinn leading the polls as an early favorite to win the New York City mayoral race.

The Associated Press reports that amongst registered Democrats who were polled, Quinn received a healthy 29 percent of the votes, placing herself leaps and bounds ahead of the other potential candidates.

When asked who they would vote for were the mayoral election held today, three-out-of-ten answered Quinn. Former city Comptroller Bill Thompson got 10 percent. Public Advocate Bill de Blasio and current Comptroller John Liu each won the support of 9 percent. Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer trailed with 4 percent, and newspaper publisher Tom Allon got 1 percent.

Quinn currently serves as City Council Speaker for New York City.

Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,298 randomly selected city voters by telephone from Aug. 8 through Aug. 12. The margin of error was plus or minus 2.7 percentage points.

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