(CNN) – A new poll indicates Michael Bloomberg outpaces either of his main possible Democratic opponents in his bid for a term term as New York City mayor.
The Quinnipiac University survey of New York City voters released Tuesday morning suggests that the Republican-turned-independent mayor tops his chief rival, City Comptroller William Thompson, 54 percent to 32 percent in a November general election matchup.
The poll indicates Bloomberg would win across the board in the hypothetical matchup, winning Democrats by 9 points, Republicans by 59 points, and Independents by 33 points. Bloomberg would also win the white and Hispanic vote and split the African-American vote.
If Bloomberg faces off against Queens City Council member Tony Avella, the survey suggests Bloomberg leads by 30 points. The poll indicates Thompson tops Avella by 28 points in a Democratic primary match up, with nearly half of those questioned undecided.
Two of out three surveyed approve of how Bloomberg's handling his duties as mayor. The poll also indicates that voters think Bloomberg's likable and don't think that the billionaire mayor is out of touch.
"This latest survey shows the challenges Comptroller William Thompson faces as he tries to portray Mayor Michael Bloomberg as unlikable and out of touch, and as he tries to build a base of black voters," Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, said in a statement. "Black, white and Hispanic voters all would sooner share a July 4th hot dog and a beer with Mayor Mike than with Bill Thompson."
Bloomberg's poll numbers took a minor hit late last year after he persuaded the City Council to overturn term limits that would have prevented the mayor from running for a third term this year.
The Quinnipiac University telephone poll of 1,396 New York City registered voters was conducted June 9-14. The survey's sampling error is plus or minus 3.3 percentage points.