From the NY Times:
...in a hypothetical matchup against Mr. Thompson, Mr. Bloomberg leads by 47 to 37 percent. Mr. Thompson, who is black, has made strides in particular among black voters, who support him by 56-30 percent, and Democrats, who narrowly support him by 45 to 42 percent.
In the previous Quinnipiac poll, released on June 16, Mr. Bloomberg led Mr. Thompson by 54 to 32 percent, and led among blacks and Democrats. But there is an important difference: in the June poll, Mr. Bloomberg was identified as an independent, while in the July one, he is identified as an independent and a Republican, suggesting that party labels are beginning to help Mr. Thompson.
More voters also say that Mr. Bloomberg, who has spent $36 million of his fortune on the campaign so far, is “a case of overkill,” according to the poll, with 61 percent saying so in July, and 56 percent saying so the previous month.
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