Friday, August 30, 2013

Super Strong Poll Jump for Stringer Against Spitzer in Race for Comptroller

NyPo reports:
Little-known Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer has caught up to the mighty "Steamroller" in the race for Comptroller -- wiping out a 19-point deficit in just two weeks, according to new poll numbers.

The survey of Democrats likely to vote in the September 10th primary now shows Stringer in a dead heat with former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer -- 46 to 46.

Only two weeks earlier, Spitzer -- who had been well ahead in the polls since he first stepped into the race in early July -- had a commanding 56 to 37 percent lead.

But Stringer has won countless of strong endorsements from celebrities and media firms alike in recent weeks -- including the support of The Post and the city's two other major dailies.

"The entire political and media world has jumped on Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer’s bandwagon, helping him poll-vault from 19 points down to dead even in just two weeks,” said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. The numbers showed no major gender gaps, but had the majority of white voters backing Stringers and the bulk of black voters standing with Spitzer.