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File photo/Photo courtesy of Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer's Flickr
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A newly released poll found that Democratic voters support former governor Eliot Spitzer over Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer in the city comptroller race.

Voters seem ready to give Eliot Spitzer a second chance.

The results of a NBC 4 New York/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll show the former Governor with a 9-point lead over Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer in the city comptroller race.

The poll found that 42 percent of registered Democratic voters support Spitzer, while 33 percent support Stringer.

Despite the prostitution scandal that led to Spitzer’s resignation as governor five years ago, 67 percent polled said he deserved a second chance, and 44 percent said he was a changed man. Voters also said they have a more positive opinion of Spitzer than Stringer, according to the poll results.

Stringer was considered the front-runner until Spitzer announced his plans to run on Sunday.

But it’s still not certain that Spitzer will make the September primary ballot.

He has until midnight Thursday to collect 3,750 signatures from registered Democratic voters.

 

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