NYC Mayor's race heads to the finish line

November 2, 2009 8:48:31 PM PST
With less than 24 hours to go before the polls open, Bill Thompson campaigned across the city. But his latest polling news is not good.

It has the race at 50 to 38 percent with Bloomberg in front.

Still that same poll two weeks ago showed an 18 point difference.

Thompson spoke of things finally moving his way.

"Absolutely and I think that's what in all these public polls. What you look at are the trends and they're moving in my direction and we've been saying it's a question of who comes out and votes Tuesday," Thompson said.

Volunteers today worked the phones for Thompson, but the mayor's team did the same thing.

Bloomberg campaigned in all five boroughs, even icing a cake at one bakery in Brooklyn.

He helped dedicate the new U.S.S. New York.

And at one point reporters asked him whether a win is a win or is going for something bigger like a mandate for the next four years?

"You always like to have more votes. I always worry if somebody votes for somebody else. What did I do wrong? Why did I not get their vote and how can I, in the next four years, make it better? I'm not gonna run again," he responded.

Thompson has hammered away at that issue of Bloomberg changing the term limit law to run again, but a majority of New Yorkers don't see that as a motivating reason alone to vote for Thompson. They see the city in pretty good shape and Bloomberg consistently gets high marks.

Still Thompson claims to see an upset in the making tomorrow.

"I think all the pundits are going to be surprised tomorrow when the polls close and we look at the greatest political, greatest election upset that this city has ever seen," Thompson said.

Eyewitness News will have complete coverage of the results on Tuesday night, both on Channel 7 and on 7online.com.

If you need to locate your polling place, please visit vote.nyc.ny.us/pollingplaces.html

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