Skip to comments.Anthony Weiner Surges to Lead in Democratic Mayoral Race: NBC NY/WSJ/Marist Poll
Posted on 06/26/2013 12:14:15 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
Democratic mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner has surged ahead of his opponents in a new NBC 4 New York/Wall Street Journal poll, transforming himself in just a few weeks from disgraced has-been to mayoral front-runner.
Weiner, who entered the race two years after resigning his congressional seat amid a sexting scandal, now leads City Council Speaker Christine Quinn 25 percent to 20 percent among registered Democrats, the poll by Marist found. That's a flip-flop from the last survey in May, when Quinn, the longtime front-runner, led Weiner 24 percent to 19 percent.
And a runoff in the Democratic contest seems increasingly likely -- no candidate appears close to capturing the 40 percent needed on Sept. 10, which would force a second contest between the top two finishers.
The poll shows that, in those scenarios, Weiner does not lead, but has gained a great deal of ground since the previous survey. In a runoff between Quinn and Weiner, she beats him 44 percent to 42 percent, with 14 percent undecided. That's a change from last month's poll that found 48 percent for Quinn, 33 percent for Weiner and 18 percent undecided.
In a runoff scenario between Quinn and former Comptroller Bill Thompson, 42 percent backed Quinn and 40 percent support Thompson, with 18 percent undecided. And if Thompson were to face Weiner, he would narrowly beat the former congressman by 42 percent to 41 percent, with 18 percent undecided.
Another good sign for Weiner is the number of registered New York voters who said they might vote for Weiner. Forty-nine percent said theyd consider it, up from 40 percent two months ago, before Weiner entered the race. Those who said they wouldnt consider voting for him dropped from 52 percent to 45 percent.
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We have reached the point where this guy is a paragon of what passes for human decency in America.
Doesn’t matter what this guy has done. Dems will support him anyway.
Heck, I coulda moved there and run. I would have beat him as a DINO.
Well if it’s between him and the lesbo, I’d have to go with Weiner.
Are there any Republicans in New York?
Yes, and neither one likes Weiner.
So, we have a rising weiner.
I don’t know, I guess I’d take a surging Weiner over the flaccid little putz that holds the office now.
DWFG ‘SHO ME DA WEENIE’
Weiner is coming on hard.
And don’t forget. You get two for one.
Huma and al Qaeda AS well as the Exposed One.
Anthony Weiner could go in the down square and murder a puppy and the Dems would vote for him
No comment on the general stupidity of the average Rat Noow Yawk voter.
The ladies love Weiner. They know not about honor or dignity or oaths or decency. The BEST example the ladies of America can set for their children is to vote for a pervert! America is truly sick. Lies are truth. Perverts and traitors are idolized by the female voter. WTF is going on?
A lipstick lezbo and a perv.
Politics as freak show.
A muslim-woman-dominated self-loathing exhibitionist with no moral core. Sounds like a perfect replacement for Napoleon Bloomberg. You own it, New Yorkers....you own it.
Well, all the ladies except for his opponent.
They consider him a better choice than Quinn. Maybe.
Something is bad wrong when you wouldn’t allow your wife or daughter to be alone in a room with a President of the United States (Clinton) or exchange electronic messages with the man who probably will be the next mayor of New York City.
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