More than half of likely Democratic primary voters say they've seen enough of Anthony Weiner, according to a new Quinnpiac poll out today.
By a 53%-40% margin, voters say Weiner should get out of the mayor's race, the survey says.
“With six weeks to go, anything can happen, but it looks like former Congressman Anthony Weiner may have sexted himself right out of the race for New York City mayor,” said Quinnpiac's Maurice Carroll. “And with Weiner in free-fall, it begins to look like a three-way race again.”
As of now, Quinnipiac reports, "City Council Speaker Christine Quinn leads the Democratic pack with 27%, with 21% for Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, 20% for former Comptroller William Thompson, six percent for Comptroller John Liu and two percent for former Council member Sal Albanese, the poll finds. Seven percent of likely Democratic primary voters remain undecided."
This is the second poll in a row showing De Blasio surging to second place.
His growth in support looks for a real and we now have a three candidate race - Quinn, Thompson, and De Blasio.
It still looks like Quinn will be one of the candidates to make the runoff and Thompson and De Blasio will be fighting it out for the second slot.
Quinnipiac polled Thompson/Quinn in a runoff and found Thompson beating her by 10 points.
They didn't poll De Blasio/Quinn in a runoff, but Quinn's negatives are quite high and she likely would have a battle on her hands if she faced De Blasio in the runoff.
These are great poll numbers if you're an ABQ and ABW person - Weiner continues to plummet in the race and Quinn, while gaining some support, is going to have to face a runoff and she is not positioned well to come out of that a winner.