Another day, another poll.
After a Quinnipiac University poll yesterday showed Eliot Spitzer in a dead heat with Scott Stringer for New York City comptroller, a New York Times/Siena College Poll today showed the disgraced former governor with a sizable lead.
“While Stringer is running even with Spitzer in Manhattan, Spitzer leads Stringer by more than 20 points in Queens and the Bronx and has a nine-point lead in Brooklyn,” Siena pollster Steven Greenberg said. “Spitzer has a slightly positive 46- 41 percent favorability rating and Stringer remains largely unknown to half of the likely voters, with a 31-19 percent favorability rating.”
Siena found that Public Advocate Bill de Blasio had a large lead in the race for City Hall among Democratic primary candidates.
De Blasio had the support of 32 percent of likely Democratic voters for mayor, compared to 18 percent for former City Comptroller Bill Thompson, 17 percent for City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, 11 percent for former Congressman Anthony Weiner, and three percent for City Comptroller John Liu. One in six voters were undecided.