Stringer, Spitzer Tied in Race for Comptroller: Poll

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Scott Stringer and David Paterson in Harlem

The race for city comptroller is heating up.

Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer and former Governor Eliot Spitzer are now tied at 46-46 percent, according to a new poll from Quinnipiac University.

Spitzer had a 19-point lead in an August 14 poll of likely Democratic Primary voters.

The new poll also shows the candidates are getting nearly equal support from men and women. Stringer is getting 45 percent of men and 48 percent of women. And 47 percent of men and 45 percent of women are supporting Spitzer.

The poll was conducted from August 22 to 27 among 602 likely Democratic primary voters. It has a margin of error of 4 percentage points.