A recent poll shows that Anthony Weiner has dropped from 1st to 4th place in the race for mayor in New York City. We won’t have to report about his activities much longer, he is becoming old news.
In a poll collected Wednesday through Sunday, Democratic voters said he should end his ‘comeback’ campaign 53 to 40 percent.
Quinnipiac University conducted the poll after Weiner admitted to additional sexting a year after he resigned from congress.
The poll showed Weiner with only 16 percent of the vote in the mayoral primary. He lost 10 points from his previous lead over the group when he was at 26 percent.
In addition, his campaign manager resigned.
The poll indicates New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn at 27%, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio at 21%, and former New York City Comptroller Bill Thompson at 20%, all ahead of Weiner.
“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 Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.
Weiner insists that he will not quit. He told reporters, “you’re stuck with me.” He said that he will attend all previously planned events.
“In short, I’m going to keep doing what I’ve always done. I’m going to keep on fighting for my city,” he said.
Six weeks is a long time. But New York voters and the public in general obviously believe he is not trustworthy, and is undeserving of another chance.
For many of us who write the news, Anthony Weiner is nothing more than old news.
Alfred James reporting