With less than one day remaining in New York City's mayoral race, Democrat Bill de Blasio is still crushing Republican Joe Lhota in the polls.
According to the latest NBC 4 New York/Wall Street Journal/Marist Poll, de Blasio leads Lhota by 41 percentage points, 65-24 among likely voters.
That margin makes him a virtual lock to take City Hall on Tuesday, according to pollsters. It's gotten so bad they've started talking in iffy sports metaphors.
"Bill de Blasio continues to be the overwhelming favorite with New York City voters while Joe Lhota can’t get any traction," said Lee Miringoff, director of The Marist College Institute for Public Opinion. "Even a Peyton Manning fourth quarter comeback wouldn’t be enough to close this large gap."
If anyone is Peyton Manning in this race, it would seem to be de Blasio. He's looking at posting one of the largest margins in New York City mayoral history.
Lhota's also struggling to win over the voters in the middle, the poll said, with just six percent of remaining voters undecided. That, according to basic math, makes a Lhota victory more than a pipe dream.