DES MOINES, Iowa — There’s not even a kernel of hope for Mayor Bill de Blasio in this decidedly unscientific Iowa State Fair poll. Even after his 20-minute pitch to voters at the famed Political Soapbox — the NYC mayor is registering at 0 percent in the corn kernel poll. Attendees over 18 place a corn kernel into a jar to select their top caucus choice. Around 6 p.m. Sunday, The Post counted about 23 kernels in his jar. The end-of-day result showed his percentage at zero.
More than 20,000 potential voters cast corn kernel ballots thus far. Topping the corn poll as of Sunday night were Biden at 24 percent, Mayor Pete Buttigieg at 16 percent, Sen.Warren at 15 percent, Sen. Harris at 11 percent and Sen. Sanders at 9 percent. An additional 14 candidates were registering higher than the mayor in the poll.
At his Sunday even in Cedar Rapids,just 15 Iowans attended. But the mayor gave no inkling he was thinking of dropping out — even if he doesn’t qualify for the third debate. “I don’t buy into any of those hypothetical questions,” he told The Post when asked if he would ditch the effort if he didn’t make the September stage. “The idea is to keep building.”
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