NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A new poll shows a dramatic falloff in support for former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer‘s comeback campaign to become New York City comptroller. He’s now tied with Democratic rival Scott Stringer.
A Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday shows Stringer and the scandal-scarred Spitzer at 46 percent each among likely Democratic primary voters.
According to the poll, those who describe themselves as “very liberal” back Stringer 60 percent to 35 percent; “somewhat liberal” Democrats back Spitzer, 51-40, and moderate or conservative Democrats back Spitzer 47 to 44, CBS 2’s Marcia Kramer reported.
Stringer is delighted with the results, WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb reported.
“I’ve been out talking to people in our neighborhood. They want change. They want a comptroller who they feel they could trust, someone who gets it,” said Stringer, who is Manhattan’s borough president. “The bottom line is New Yorkers are looking for a comptroller with a proven record of honesty, integrity and putting the middle class first.”