Final Polls Show Bill de Blasio Riding High

(Photo: Andrew Hinderaker for The Wall Street Journal)
The five leading Democrats. (Photo: Andrew Hinderaker for The Wall Street Journal)

The question for Tuesday–at least according to two new polls–is not whether Bill de Blasio will come in first, but whether he’ll sail through without a runoff or go head-to-head with Bill Thompson.

The city’s public advocate remains far ahead of his mayoral rivals a day before the primary, according to two new polls out last night and this morning. But one shows Mr. Thompson gaining steam.

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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”