* A Quinnipiac Poll showed Thompson trailing Bloomberg by 18 percentage points, but The Daily News says that by looking at what has happened historically, the race will likely be much tighter. In 2001, Mark Green had double digit leads over Bloomberg, but ended up losing the race by a slim margin.
* Christine Quinn has finally endorsed Thompson for mayor, though she didn’t make a big deal about it and said she thinks Bloomberg has done a good job as well.
* Bloomberg is worried about low voter turnout, reports the Times.
* New York magazine asks what does Rudy Giuliani want? “His appearance with Mayor Bloomberg reminded many New Yorkers of what they didn’t like about him.”
* Frances Villar is pretty angry about not being able to debate Bloomberg and Thompson tonight, reports City Hall News.
* Gotham Gazette has a series that evaluates Bloomberg record on several issues. Here’s one on the Economic Crisis. [Thanks Queens Crap]
* Jarrett Murphy takes a look at Bloomberg and the press. “While much data is online and press officers can be quick to answer questions, it is difficult even for reporters at major newspapers to get agency officials on the phone. “I rarely get policy makers, almost always flacks,” says New York Times columnist Jim Dwyer, using the slang for “spokespersons.”