Skip to comments.Weiner Shows Gains on Heels of Candidacy Announcement (within margin of error 24-19%: Marist Poll)
Posted on 05/28/2013 1:07:49 PM PDT by drewh
In the first poll since his announcement, Weiner places second with the support of 19% of the citys registered Democrats. New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn still leads but with only 24% of Democrats support, the lowest she has had in this race.
Among registered Democrats in New York City, including those who are undecided yet leaning toward a candidate, if the Democratic primary were held today, here is how the contest would stand: 24% Christine Quinn 19% Anthony Weiner 12% Bill de Blasio 11% Bill Thompson 8% John Liu 1% Sal Albanese <1% Erick Salgado 1% Other 23% Undecided Click Here for Complete May 28, 2013 NYC Marist Poll Release and Tables
The Democratic primary for mayor remains wide open, says Dr. Lee M. Miringoff, Director of The Marist College Institute for Public Opinion. It is likely to come down to who can punch their ticket for the runoff.
Majority Willing to Give Weiner a Second Chance How do registered voters in New York City react to Anthony Weiners candidacy when considering the sexting scandal that resulted in his resignation from Congress? A majority of voters 53% say he deserves a second chance. 39% believe Weiner does not have the character to be mayor, and 8% are unsure.
Among Democrats, 59% think he deserves a second chance. 58% of non-enrolled voters feel the same. However, six in ten Republicans 61% believe he does not have the character to be mayor. But registered Democrats divide when asked about their impressions of Weiner.
44% of Democrats view him favorably, while 44% do not. 12% are unsure. In April, 45% of the citys Democrats had a favorable view of Weiner, and 41% had a negative view of him. 15% were unsure at the time.
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I think a high profile prostitute would have the best chance at winning .... at least she would be the only honest one running!
Another Weiner pun thread! I think we may need a (ahem) bang list!
Weiner is moving up.
Weiner is rising.
Weiner might make a fun mayor for New York. Got to be better than the guy they have now. Might be just crazy enough to really do something great. one thing, he will work harder to re-build his shattered reputation-—He might do a good job.
Fun? Crazy enough to do something great?
Are you nuts???
He’s married to Huma...he’ll be turning NYC into little Mecca!!
Weiner pulls a head!
Forget “New York,” use the new name: Wienerville.