New York City - The Democrat hoping to challenge Mayor Michael Bloomberg in the general election has gained some ground against the billionaire Republican-turned-independent.
A new Quinnipiac University poll shows City Comptroller William Thompson trails Bloomberg 47 to 37 percent. That compares with Bloomberg’s 54 to 32 percent lead last month.
Quinnipiac notes another change. In June, pollsters described Thompson as the Democrat and Bloomberg as the independent.
In Tuesday’s poll, Bloomberg was identified as a candidate who was running as both a Republican and an independent.
The mayor is not running as a Republican but has secured the GOP ballot line.
The poll surveyed 1,290 registered city voters from July 21 to July 27. The margin of error is plus or minus 2.7 percentage points.
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