Poll: Spitzer tumbles into tie for NYC comptroller

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Associated Press

Posted on August 30, 2013 at 8:03 AM

Updated Friday, Aug 30 at 10:04 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — 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 (KWIHN'-ih-pee-ak) University poll released Thursday shows Stringer and the scandal-scarred Spitzer at 46 percent each among likely Democratic primary voters. Stringer is Manhattan's borough president.

Spitzer had a 56 to 37 percent lead in another Quinnipiac poll 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 margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.

Spitzer resigned as governor in a 2008 prostitution scandal.

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

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