Marist is out with the first poll of the NYC Democratic Mayoral Primary Race after the latest Weiner revelations aired and it shows Weiner dropping behind Quinn for the first time in a while….
Weiner stays in second place…Bill Thompson is tied for third with de Blasio….
In light of new revelations that Anthony Weiner continued to engage in lewd online behavior after he resigned from Congress two years ago, Weiner now trails Christine Quinn in the Democratic primary for New York City mayor. In this first poll conducted entirely after the latest scandalous details emerged, Quinn now outdistances Weiner by 9 percentage points.
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:
- 25% Christine Quinn
- 16% Anthony Weiner
- 14% Bill de Blasio
- 14% Bill Thompson
- 7% John Liu
- 2% Erick Salgado
- 1% Sal Albanese
- 2% Other
- 19% Undecided
“For many Democrats the latest revelations about Anthony Weiner are more of the same, only more so,” says Dr. Lee M. Miringoff, Director of The Marist College Institute for Public Opinion. “Weiner has lost his lead and his negatives are at an all-time high.”
There has been a 14 percentage point swing in the contest between Quinn and Weiner. As noted, Quinn leads Weiner by 9 percentage points….
Come back in a week about a moth out from the election and we’ll see how hard Weiner is damaged.
At this point he’s still in a probable run-off position….