So far, Eliot Spitzer has had better luck asking New Yorkers for a second chance than Anthony Weiner has. But a new poll shows Spitzer's comeback won't be as easy as it looked two weeks ago. Quinnipiac University finds Spitzer tied with Scott Stringer at 46 percent in the Democratic primary for the New York City comptroller's race. On August 14, Quinnipiac found Spitzer leading 56 percent to 37 percent.
In the New York City mayoral race, Weiner briefly led the polls until his support crashed following new sexting revelations. Bill de Blasio is now leading the mayor's race with 36 percent of the vote to Christine Quinn's 21 percent, according to Quinnipiac. Weiner has 8 percent. The Democratic primary is September 10.
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