Spitzer tops poll but his lead varies
Two polls released Thursday show Eliot Spitzer leading Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer in the city comptroller race, although the former governor’s lead varies in both surveys.
A NBC 4/Wall Street Journal/Marist College poll conducted Wednesday has Spitzer leading 49% to 32% among registered Democrats. But a Quinnipiac University poll of Democratic likely voters conducted between July 18-23 showed that race was tighter as Spitzer led 49% to 45%.
“Both candidates’ supporters seemed to be fairly well locked in,” Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac poll, said in a statement.