If Eric Adams is elected NYC Mayor, which polls suggest is the likely outcome of Tuesday’s election, it is because he best articulates the world view and concerns of essential workers and civil servants in the city’s outer boroughs, who often compose a majority of voters in primaries
Right now, the way I see it, their major concerns are
They want to be safe taking public transportation to and from work
They want their children to be safe playing in front of their houses and going to and from school
They want to feel safe when they are shopping and going to and from their churches, synagogues and mosques
These are the issues Eric Adams addresses in his advertisements and press conferences. He is determined to make the people who make the city go feel safe again, but without having police victimize law abiding people of color.
Issues that Andrew Yang addresses, such as homeless encampments in Manhattan business districts, are of secondary concern to them.
And they have no interest, right now in defunding the police, or switching police resources to social work
They want to see MORE police on the streets and in the subways.
That is how I read the political climate in the city…