NY Dems Willing to Consider Weiner for Mayor: Poll

If former Congressman Anthony Weiner decides to run for mayor, he'll be the No. 2 Democrat. That's the finding of a new NBC New York-Marist poll that shows him nine points behind the frontrunner Christine Quinn and ahead of all the other Democrats.

Weiner would pull support from Quinn, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, former Comptroller Bill Thompson.

"There's actually been a fairly significant increase in his standing with New Yorkers, as there has been in the number of Democrats who want to see him run," said Marist Poll director Lee Miringoff. "I think this reflects in many ways the fact that the announced candidates have not exactly connected with voters either."

Weiner resigned from Congress two years ago after he admitted to sending sexually explicit photos to women over the internet. The poll found no major gender gap in opinions of Weiner.