Poll: Spitzer has big lead in NYC comptroller race
FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2013 file poto, Manhattan borough president Scott Stringer, left, and former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer, both Democrats, talk at the conclusion of their first primary debate for the office of New York City comptroller in the WABC-TV studios in New York. According to a Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, Stringer has wiped out Spitzer's 19-point lead in the Democratic primary for New York City comptroller and now is locked in a 46 - 46 percent dead heat. (AP Photo/New York Daily News, James Keivom, Pool, File)
Posted: Thursday, August 29, 2013 12:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) - A day after one poll showed Eliot Spitzer in a tie with rival Scott Stringer in the Democratic primary for New York City comptroller, another has the disgraced former governor sporting a sizeable lead.
The unpredictable race, in which Spitzer chose to launch his political comeback following a prostitution scandal, took another turn when a poll released Friday by Siena College and The New York Times showed that Spitzer was the choice of 50 percent of likely Democratic voters.
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Thursday, August 29, 2013 12:00 am.