PolitickerNY got an early look at a WABC 7 mayoral election poll conducted by Survey USA: "Bloomberg leads Thompson 51 to 43 percent according to the poll, which has a margin of error of 4.2 percent, and was conducted from October 3 to 5. The poll interviewed 1,000 'adults,' of which 888 were registered voters, and 561 were considered 'likely voters.'"

Later, PolitickerNY added this update: "Bloomberg campaign spokesman Howard Wolfson said Survey USA has not been as accurate as other polls in this year's elections, and said, these latest numbers are 'out of whack with other public polls and the reality.'" Well, of course the Bloomberg campaign would prefer the recent Quinnipiac poll that gives him a 16-point lead over City Comptroller Bill Thompson, especially when it has spent $64 million so far!