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.
In the state, yes; in the city, probably not many if any.
RE: Are there any Republicans in New York?
Two are running for the nomination:
John Catsamatides, A Super market mogul billionaire. A self-made man who started from scratch.
Joe Lhotta, former Deputy Mayor of Rudy Giulliani and former MTA head.
Both are preferable IMHO than any of the Dems. Whether they can win is another matter.
I hold the trust on my uncle’s house in Queens. I’m tempted to move my voting address there for this year just so I can vote for Weiner and then watch the city crumble. Think of the scene in The Last Hurrah where Skeffington makes Norman Cass’ son the fire commissioner to have him and the Cass family be humiliated.
RE: the only name they have heard before.
It looks like if you’re a capable but unknown guy, the first thing you have to do in order to be “heard” of is to expose yourself....
NYC = Sodom and Gomorrah. No surprises.
RE: I hold the trust on my uncles house in Queens. Im tempted to move my voting address there for this year just so I can vote for Weiner and then watch the city crumble.
What’s going to happen to the House in Queens after that?
> Are there any Republicans in New York?
The GOPe will put up a token that will be soundly defeated by whatever the demonRAT candidate is. The GOPe token will then sink into obscurity.
No question he’s up.
Search images for Christine Quinn and her wife...She’s far from a lipstick lezbo. More like a Rosie ODonnell. I think she and Weiner represent their party perfectly.
Considering the fact that most voters of the rotten apple are a bunch of stupid p****$, they are now just chosing one big p**** to govern them.
Why can’t Manhattan and the other rotten boroughs just get sawn off and allowed to drift off to sea? Barry Goldwater had that idea back in the 1960s and had we followed his advice, we might have been spared the more egregious democorat offenders of recent times - not to mention their colonizing New Jersey, New York State, New Hampshire and Florida with their wacky ideas..
I hope he gets elected. Then the big apple will be a bigger joke than it is already.
Go ahead bite the Big Apple, don’t mind the maggots.
His middle name is Smegma.
Whoever the next Mayor of NYC is we can be sure of one thing — HE/SHE WILL BE FACING A HUGE BUDGET CRISIS.
In 2002, city-funded spending was $26.4 billion. In the budget for the fiscal year that starts next week, spending will be $53.7 billion twice as much. We spend $19 billion more than if the budget had kept up with inflation. Over Bloomberg’s third term, spending is up 17 percent nearly twice inflation.
The culprits, as everyone knows, are public-employee benefits. Next year, the city will spend $17.1 billion on pensions, health care and other fringe benefits 12 times what it will spend on welfare.
The federal government has helped New York more than it has hurt over the past five years most specifically through zero-percent interest rates. Banks can borrow nearly for free and make money speculating. New York faces big budget risks now because the Fed may soon raise rates.
But costs arent going down as interest rates go up. Toward the end of the next mayors first term, pensions and health care will run $19.7 billion annually 33 percent of city-funded spending (up from 22 when the mayor took office). And as interest rates rise, the next mayor will face another crunch: It will cost more to borrow.
We can be sure of one thing -— NONE OF THESE CURRENT CROP OF MAYORAL CANDIDATES WANT TO EVEN TALK ABOUT REINING IN SPENDING....
This will not end well.
A wiener, a lesbian and a greek walk into a bar...........
After today and this, can you imagine sitting on the couch have a conversation with Billy Graham just to hear what he would say about all this?
Looking quickly at Catsamatides and Lhota, Catsamatides is th ebest bet. Lhota was tied to Giuliani who almost was nominated as a presidential candidate (BAD). Catsamatides, who has supported both Dems and RINOs, is not American by birth so he can’t rise from the ashes of the big apple to threaten the rest of America in the GOP Presidential Primary - although I remember a handful of jerks who wanted to change the Constitution so that other moron Schwarenegger could run after he got elected Gubernator of Kalipornia.
Funny, Detroit will be coming out of it's funk by then with our without chapter 9 dealing with those exact issues, and NY will go belly up. Who would have thunk it..
New Yorkers set to embarrass the ENTIRE COUNTRY.
In their ignorance, they’ll make Huma Abedin “First Lady of New York”——moslems will REJOICE and build mosques on every streetcorner!
Attack Twin Towers, then install Huma as a symbol of their victory.
LOL! From the Nanny to Weiner,this will prove to be a death knell for NYC. Talk about material for comics. With Obama, the SCOTUS the gay and lesbo military, the partisan IRS, the spying on us and all the rest of the bs, we’re finished as a country.
New Yawkers love dem Weiners.
One Weiner replacing a total prick in NYC is appropriate for that city.
I’ll find an illegal alien with a govt mortgage.
They are testing a new campaign slogan ‘A. Weiner is hard to beat!”
Don't know if anyone in New York can lick him.
You know what’s funny? Clinton had sex and lied about it, and he kept his job. Anthony Weiner didn’t have sex and lied about it, and lost his. I guess the lesson here is, if you’re gonna lie, have sex.
Believe me, he has thought long and hard about running for Mayor.