Another day, another poll showing Democratic mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio leading Republican Joe Lhota by a huge margin. The latest Quinnipiac poll says de Blasio enjoys a 44-point lead, prompting Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, to say, "The good news for Public Advocate Bill de Blasio is that he probably can start drafting his inauguration speech."

De Blasio has 68% of support from likely voters while Lhota pulls 24%. Adolfo Carrion, Jr., the Independent candidate has 2%. Here are some breakdowns from Quinnipiac: "Today, de Blasio leads 54 - 42 percent among white voters, 94 - 5 percent among black voters, 79 - 10 percent, with 6 percent for Carrion, among Hispanic voters, 71 - 21 percent among women, 65 - 29 percent among men, 86 - 9 percent among Democrats and 55 - 33 percent among independent voters. Lhota takes Republicans 84 - 13 percent."

However, Carroll notes, "The bad news is that New York City voters' priority for the next mayor is - you guessed it - jobs, something over which a mayor has very little control. The next priority is education and if he can succeed where so many have not, they can name a school after him." According to the poll, 32% say that job creation should be the mayor's top priority, followed by 24% for education, 20% for keeping crime low and 18% for reducing income inequality.

Last night, Hillary Clinton headlined a fundraiser for de Blasio (who worked on her first Senate campaign), helping him raise $1 million. Tonight, Lhota and de Blasio will lock horns in a 7 p.m. debate on WCBS 2, sponsored by the Campaign Finance Board; Carrion will not be there.

Lhota told WCBS 880, "I’m going to be able to talk about my viewpoints and I’m going to be able to present who I believe Bill de Blasio is and unlike Bill, I’m going to tell the truth about who he is instead of him making up stories who I am who I’m affiliated with and I’ll get that point across."

Lhota has been accused of running a "painful" campaign. He's also been skewered for stealing photographers' images for his scaremongering ads.