Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer has added to this lead in the New York City comptroller’s race after trailing former Gov. Eliot Spitzer through most of the campaign, a Quinnipiac University poll today found.
Stringer had 50 percent and Spitzer had 43 percent heading into tomorrow’s Democratic primary, the poll found. Stringer had a 47 percent to 45 percent lead last week, after Spitzer in mid August had a 19 percentage-point edge.
Stringer led 65 percent to 31 percent among white voters, while Spitzer led 58 percent to 30 percent among black voters and led 51 percent to 44 percent among Hispanic voters, the poll found.
“Borough President Scott Stringer has the momentum as he overcomes a huge publicity blitz by former Gov. Eliot Spitzer. He’s not home free, but he looks to be on the plus side of the racial split with a big white vote offsetting the almost as big black vote for Spitzer,” said Quinnipiac pollster Mickey Carroll in a statement.
From Sept. 6 – 8, Quinnipiac surveyed 782 likely Democratic primary voters in New York. The poll had a margin of error of 3.5 percentage points.