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Anthony Weiner Surges to Lead in Democratic Mayoral Race: NBC NY/WSJ/Marist Poll
NBC New York ^ | 06/26/2013 | By Jon Schuppe

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 they’d consider it, up from 40 percent two months ago, before Weiner entered the race. Those who said they wouldn’t consider voting for him dropped from 52 percent to 45 percent.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: anthonyweiner; mayor; newyork
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1 posted on 06/26/2013 12:14:15 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

No comment.


2 posted on 06/26/2013 12:15:33 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: SeekAndFind

No comment.


3 posted on 06/26/2013 12:15:55 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (The RINO/amnesty argument goes like this: 1) If we pander to Hispanics, we will save the GOP, at le)
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To: SeekAndFind

We have reached the point where this guy is a paragon of what passes for human decency in America.


4 posted on 06/26/2013 12:16:44 PM PDT by madprof98
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To: SeekAndFind

Doesn’t matter what this guy has done. Dems will support him anyway.


5 posted on 06/26/2013 12:16:48 PM PDT by conservaterian (Time for a CONSERVATIVE party, but no, if we do that the libs will win !)
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To: SeekAndFind

Heck, I coulda moved there and run. I would have beat him as a DINO.


6 posted on 06/26/2013 12:17:02 PM PDT by GreatRoad (O < 0)
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To: SeekAndFind

Well if it’s between him and the lesbo, I’d have to go with Weiner.

Are there any Republicans in New York?


7 posted on 06/26/2013 12:17:08 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Yes, and neither one likes Weiner.


8 posted on 06/26/2013 12:18:20 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Jim Robinson

So, we have a rising weiner.

Disgusting!


9 posted on 06/26/2013 12:18:55 PM PDT by Rushmore Rocks
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To: SeekAndFind

I don’t know, I guess I’d take a surging Weiner over the flaccid little putz that holds the office now.


10 posted on 06/26/2013 12:19:16 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: dfwgator

DWFG ‘SHO ME DA WEENIE’


11 posted on 06/26/2013 12:19:17 PM PDT by jimsin
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To: SeekAndFind

Weiner is coming on hard.

And don’t forget. You get two for one.

Huma and al Qaeda AS well as the Exposed One.


12 posted on 06/26/2013 12:19:24 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: SeekAndFind

Anthony Weiner could go in the down square and murder a puppy and the Dems would vote for him


13 posted on 06/26/2013 12:19:49 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: SeekAndFind

No comment on the general stupidity of the average Rat Noow Yawk voter.


14 posted on 06/26/2013 12:19:53 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: SeekAndFind

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?


15 posted on 06/26/2013 12:20:13 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: SeekAndFind

A lipstick lezbo and a perv.

Politics as freak show.


16 posted on 06/26/2013 12:20:21 PM PDT by Regulator
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


17 posted on 06/26/2013 12:20:22 PM PDT by clintonh8r ("Europe was created by history. America was created by a philosophy." Baroness Thatcher)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
The ladies love Weiner.

Well, all the ladies except for his opponent.

18 posted on 06/26/2013 12:21:00 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind

They consider him a better choice than Quinn. Maybe.


19 posted on 06/26/2013 12:21:05 PM PDT by SMGFan (SMGfan is not "Sub Machine Gun" fan)
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To: conservaterian

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.

Filth.


20 posted on 06/26/2013 12:21:34 PM PDT by July4
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To: dfwgator

In the state, yes; in the city, probably not many if any.


21 posted on 06/26/2013 12:21:49 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: dfwgator

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.


22 posted on 06/26/2013 12:22:14 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
They pick the lowest common denominator - the only name they have heard before. Their drug addled brains don't remember why.
The New Yerkers deserve what they get.

23 posted on 06/26/2013 12:22:26 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


24 posted on 06/26/2013 12:23:18 PM PDT by xkaydet65
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To: BitWielder1

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....


25 posted on 06/26/2013 12:24:19 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

NYC = Sodom and Gomorrah. No surprises.


26 posted on 06/26/2013 12:24:23 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: xkaydet65

RE: 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.

What’s going to happen to the House in Queens after that?


27 posted on 06/26/2013 12:24:56 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: dfwgator

> 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.


28 posted on 06/26/2013 12:28:32 PM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: SeekAndFind

No question he’s up.


29 posted on 06/26/2013 12:28:35 PM PDT by jimfree (In November 2016 my 12 y/o granddaughter will have more quality exec experience than Barack Obama)
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To: Regulator

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.


30 posted on 06/26/2013 12:30:15 PM PDT by clintonh8r ("Europe was created by history. America was created by a philosophy." Baroness Thatcher)
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To: SeekAndFind

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..


31 posted on 06/26/2013 12:31:09 PM PDT by ZULU ((See: http://gatesofvienna.net/) Obama, do you hear me?)
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To: SeekAndFind

I hope he gets elected. Then the big apple will be a bigger joke than it is already.


32 posted on 06/26/2013 12:32:52 PM PDT by I want the USA back (If I Pi$$ed off just one liberal today my mission has been accomplished.)
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To: ZULU

Go ahead bite the Big Apple, don’t mind the maggots.


33 posted on 06/26/2013 12:32:53 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Rushmore Rocks

His middle name is Smegma.


34 posted on 06/26/2013 12:33:53 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: SeekAndFind

No comment.


35 posted on 06/26/2013 12:35:58 PM PDT by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~ I drink good wine, listen to good music and dream good dreams.)
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To: ZULU

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 aren’t going down as interest rates go up. Toward the end of the next mayor’s 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.


36 posted on 06/26/2013 12:36:41 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

A wiener, a lesbian and a greek walk into a bar...........


37 posted on 06/26/2013 12:38:18 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (Yesterdays conspiracies are todays truths)
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To: SeekAndFind; All

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?


38 posted on 06/26/2013 12:38:44 PM PDT by taildragger (( Tighten the 5 point harness and brace for Impact Freepers, ya know it's coming..... ))
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


39 posted on 06/26/2013 12:41:00 PM PDT by ZULU ((See: http://gatesofvienna.net/) Obama, do you hear me?)
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To: SeekAndFind
The culprits, as everyone knows, are public-employee benefits.

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..

40 posted on 06/26/2013 12:45:26 PM PDT by taildragger (( Tighten the 5 point harness and brace for Impact Freepers, ya know it's coming..... ))
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


41 posted on 06/26/2013 12:47:17 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


42 posted on 06/26/2013 12:55:00 PM PDT by kenmcg (scapegoat)
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To: SeekAndFind

New Yawkers love dem Weiners.


43 posted on 06/26/2013 12:55:23 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Osama tried and failed. Obama got it done.)
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To: SeekAndFind

One Weiner replacing a total prick in NYC is appropriate for that city.


44 posted on 06/26/2013 1:02:59 PM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’ll find an illegal alien with a govt mortgage.


45 posted on 06/26/2013 1:12:15 PM PDT by xkaydet65
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To: SeekAndFind

They are testing a new campaign slogan ‘A. Weiner is hard to beat!”


46 posted on 06/26/2013 1:23:05 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: jimfree
No question he’s up.

Don't know if anyone in New York can lick him.

47 posted on 06/26/2013 1:31:00 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: Mastador1

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.


48 posted on 06/26/2013 1:36:36 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

LOL!


49 posted on 06/26/2013 1:38:18 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (The RINO/amnesty argument goes like this: 1) If we pander to Hispanics, we will save the GOP, at le)
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To: GreenHornet

Believe me, he has thought long and hard about running for Mayor.


50 posted on 06/26/2013 1:38:31 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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