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Poll: Spitzer, Stringer tied for NYC comptroller lead

Spitzer and Stringer in last week's debate. AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, Pool

Associated Press

A new poll shows a dramatic falloff in support for former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer's comeback campaign to become New York City comptroller. He's now tied with Democratic rival Scott Stringer.

A Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday shows Stringer and the scandal-scarred Spitzer at 46 percent each among likely Democratic primary voters. Stringer is now Manhattan's borough president.

Spitzer had a 56 percent to 37 percent lead in a Quinnipiac poll released just 15 days ago. The latest results come less than two weeks before the primary.

The latest poll surveyed 602 likely Democratic primary voters between Aug. 22 and Monday. It has a 4-percentage-point margin of error.

Spitzer resigned as governor in a 2008 prostitution scandal.

The primary is Sept. 10. The general election is in November.

August 29, 2013 - 12:30pm


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