Spitzer and Stringer Pull No Punches at Final Debate as Election Day Nears

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Eliot Spitzer and Scott Stringer this morning.

If there were any remaining questions on the subject, they have been answered: Eliot Spitzer and Scott Stringer are certainly not buddies anymore.

The two comptroller candidates squared off for the last time this morning, trading blow after blow at a Midtown forum hosted by the Council of Urban Professionals. Mr. Stringer was especially aggressive, pummeling the former governor again and again for resigning in the wake of a prostitution scandal five years ago. Mr. Spitzer, meanwhile, tried to brush off the attacks, while offering hits of his own. Continue reading “Spitzer and Stringer Pull No Punches at Final Debate as Election Day Nears”

Latest Poll Conflicts With Others and Shows Spitzer Still Ahead

Eliot Spitzer Collects Signatures For NYC Comptroller Run
Eliot Spitzer. (Photo: Getty)

A day after two polls came out showing ex-Gov. Eliot Spitzer’s once-commanding lead in the comptroller’s race had vanished, another new poll tells quite a different story.

A New York Times poll released today found that Mr. Spitzer is still leading his opponent, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, 50 to 35 percent among likely voters–a far cry from yesterday’s Quinnipiac poll, showing them tied, and another, from amNewYork and News 12 Long Island, showing them locked in a dead heat less than two weeks before the September 10 Democratic primary.

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