Two days after their first debate, and less than three weeks before the mayoral election, things are looking rough for Comptroller Bill Thompson in his attempt to unseat Michael Bloomberg. He’s been outspent 16-1. He’s down 17 points in the latest poll . He didn’t lose Tuesday’s debate, but he didn’t win it, either; and at this point a tie’s a win for Bloomberg.
So does Thompson have any chance? Not much of one. But no one seems willing to count him out, either. Part of the reason why can be seen in an analysis of recent citywide elections.