Weiner Slips in Poll as Unfavorability Peaks

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Anthony Weiner (Stephen Nessen/WNYC)

Anthony Weiner has dropped among Democrats in the mayoral race – and New York Democrats remain split about whether the disgraced Congressman should stay in the mayor’s race, according to a new poll out today.

The NBC 4 New York/Wall Street Journal/Marist Poll found that Democrats only slight favored him continuing his run, 47 to 43 percent. The poll was taken the day after Weiner admitted sending sexually explicit texts and chats after similar behavior forced him to resign from Congress.

The survey also found Weiner’s unfavorability is at its highest levels of the campaign season, and that’s helping Council Speaker Christine Quinn. She is now the frontrunner among Democratic voters, up nine points over Weiner, who still leads Bill Thompson and Bill de Blasio. The poll’s margin of error is 4.2 percent.

Meanwhile, Weiner admitted on Thursday to trading racy messages with as many as three women after he resigned from Congress. He insists his indiscretions have now stopped.

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Comments [2]

West Villager

Unfavorability? WNYC, your editors are flagging.

Jul. 25 2013 04:28 PM

The unbiased version of this headline would be: "As unpopularity rises (or popularity sinks)."

"Unfavorability peaks" implies that his favorability was lower in the past and will be lower in the future.

Additionally, according to WNYC's spellcheck, unfavorability is not a word.

I don't care one way or another but I listen to WNYC enough to cringe when I see an easy fix to a possibly biased assertion presented as news.

Jul. 25 2013 03:58 PM

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