Poll: Weiner’s Lead Disappears In NYC Mayor’s Race

Source: Catalina Camia / USA Today

WASHINGTON — Anthony Weiner has lost his lead in the New York City mayor’s race following revelations he continued to send lewd messages online to women after he resigning from Congress in 2011, according to a poll released Thursday.

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn now garners 25% support among Democratic primary voters compared with 16% for Weiner, according to the poll by NBC 4 New York, The Wall Street Journal and the Marist Institute for Public Opinion.

It’s the first survey since Weiner acknowledged Tuesday that he sent more salacious messages. Last month, the same poll showed Weiner leading Quinn by 5 percentage points.

“For many Democrats the latest revelations about Anthony Weiner are more of the same, only more so,” said Lee Miringoff, director of the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion. “Weiner has lost his lead and his negatives are at an all-time high.”

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