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New York City mayor poll: Anthony Weiner in 2nd place

New York City mayor poll Anthony Weiner in 2nd place

Half of New York City’s registered Democrats say they wouldn’t consider backing Anthony Weiner if he were to run for mayor, according to a poll released Tuesday, but the disgraced former congressman trails only frontrunner Christine Quinn in a crowded primary.

Only 46 percent of Democrats would consider voting for Weiner, and only four in 10 want him to run, according to the NBC New York/Marist poll. But those numbers are improved from October, when only 28 percent wanted him to run and 57 percent did not. Weiner has also flipped his likability numbers, with his favorable number climbing from 34 percent to 45 percent and his unfavorable score dropping from 43 percent to 41 percent.

Weiner resigned from Congress in 2011 cialis sale after he was caught sending explicit photos to women on Twitter. The liberal’s public reemergence began in earnest earlier this month with a New York Times Magazine profile of Weiner and his wife, former Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin. The story features an occasionally tearful Weiner apologizing for hurting his wife and wondering if voters could give him a second chance.


Weiner would have a long way to go to close the gap with Quinn, the city’s council speaker. She leads the poll with 26 percent of the vote. Weiner receives 15 percent, with other candidates trailing. A Democrat needs to garner 40 percent of the vote in the September to avoid a run-off. Former MTA administrator Joe Lhota is the GOP front-runner.

Source: Politico

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/04/new-york-city-mayor-poll-anthony-weiner-90174.html?hp=r4

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