Despite releasing a dramatic new TV ad and going on the attack during their second mayoral TV debate, Joe Lhota is still trailing in the polls by historic numbers. Two new polls released over the last few days show de Blasio with leads of 40 percent and 45 percent.

An amNewYork/News 12 released late last week has de Blasio ahead in the polls with 63 percent of the votes to just 23 percent for Lhota.

In a New York Times/Siena College poll released on Monday, de Blasio holds a 45 percent lead over Lhota among likely voters. If de Blasio holds onto this huge lead he could make history, winning by the highest margin for a non-incumbent. The current record is a 40 point victory by Abraham D. Beame in his 1973 election victory.

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