After more than a month of trailing in the polls, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer has closed the gap on former governor Eliot Spitzer in the race for the Democratic nomination for New York City Comptroller.
The latest poll by Quinnipiac on the race, released Thursday afternoon, found that voters were evenly split between Spitzer and Stringer, with 46 percent of voters preferring each candidate.
In a similar poll two weeks ago, Spitzer led by nearly a 20-point margin.
The news actually gets better for Stringer: 77 percent of those voters who chose him say they are firmly in his camp, five percent more than those who are solidly behind Spitzer.
Stringer is also the choice among more progressive Democrats.
Spitzer's lead among minority voters shrank, nearly as much as his overall vote did, the poll said, despite his long hours campaigning in the outer boroughs, as he did in Brooklyn earlier this week.
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