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09/04/2013 02:58 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Spitzer, Stringer In Dead Heat In NYC Comptroller Race, According To Poll

Manhattan borough president Scott Stringer, left, and former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer, both Democrats, talk at the conclus
Manhattan borough president Scott Stringer, left, and former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer, both Democrats, talk at the conclusion of the first primary debate for New York City comptroller in the WABC-TV studios, Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, in New York. The Democratic primary is Sept. 10. (AP Photo/New York Daily News, James Keivom, Pool)

With less than a week left before election day, the race for the Democratic nomination for New York City comptroller, is "too close to call."

The latest poll from Quinnipiac University, released Wednesday, has Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer with 47 percent support among likely Democratic voters, slightly above Spitzer's 45 percent. The poll has a margin of error of 3.6 percentage points.

"The Democratic primary for New York City comptroller is no longer an Eliot Spitzer romp," said director of the Quinnipiac Polling Institute, Maurice Carroll. "Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer has made the comptroller race a nail-biter, too close to call."

A previous poll had the two candidates virtually tied at 46 percent, a dramatic shift in a race that earlier this summer had Spitzer leading by 19 points.

The primary will be held on Tuesday, September 10.

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