Fresh revelations of inappropriate texting appear to have bombed Weiner’s chances.
New York City Democrats may have been willing to give Anthony Weiner a second chance, but they appear to be less likely to offer him a third.
According to a¬†WSJ/NBC-4/Marist poll¬†released on Thursday, Weiner has fallen to third place among likely voters in the crowded Democratic primary to succeed Michael Bloomberg as mayor.
In the¬†poll, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn led with 25 percent of the vote, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio came in second at 17 percent, and Weiner slipped to third place at 16 percent, edging out former Comptroller Bill Thompson, who earned the support of 15 percent of likely voters.
The poll was conducted a day after¬†Weiner admitted¬†that he continued to engage in sending sexually explicit messages over the Internet, even after resigning from Congress in 2011. The survey provides the first statistical evidence of the extent of the damage to his campaign that the new revelations have caused.
In the previous¬†WSJ/NBC-4/Marist poll¬†released late last month, Weiner led the field with 25 percent of the vote to Quinn‚Äôs 21 percent.¬† Read more »