Spitzer, Weiner Top Names in New Poll

NEW YORK (AP) -

Eliot Spitzer and Anthony Weiner are leading in their respective fields in New York City races, a new poll showed Monday.

Spitzer tops Democratic rival Scott Stringer in the city comptroller’s race by a commanding 48-33 percent, while Weiner is about even with his closest rival Christine Quinn — 25 percent to 22 percent — in the Democratic mayoral field, according to the Quinnipiac University poll.

Former city comptroller Bill Thompson fell to 11 percent. In June he was in a three-way tie in the high teens with Quinn and Weiner; now, he’s closer to Public Advocate Bill de Blasio at 10 percent and current comptroller John Liu at 7 percent.

“Bad early polls don’t freak me out; good early polls don’t make me dance,” said Thompson campaign manager Jonathan Prince.