NYDN to Spitzer: You’re not getting our endorsement
posted at 10:16 am on August 18, 2013 by Ed Morrissey
Actually, that’s how a Midwestern paper would have put it. In New York City, the newspapers are a little more … blunt.
Can't really tell if New York Daily News wants Spitzer to win. pic.twitter.com/y5PrO3aAvI
— Ben White (@morningmoneyben) August 18, 2013
Will this make a difference? Spitzer has a commanding lead with a month left to go against a relative unknown in the primary:
Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer, propelled by strong support in the black community, leads Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer 56% to 37% among likely Democratic primary voters in the race for city comptroller, a poll released Wednesday showed.
According to the survey from the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, Mr. Spitzer leads Mr. Stringer among black voters (68% to 21%), among men (58% to 37%) and among women (54% to 36%). Mr. Stringer is leading among white voters, 53% to 43%. …
Supporters of both candidates say their backing is firm – 68% of Mr. Spitzer’s voters and 74% of Mr. Stringer’s voters say they will definitely vote for their candidate on Election Day, according to the poll.