The worst place to be in a four candidate pack is fourth place, and that is where New York City Mayoral Candidate Anthony Weiner finds himself now in the New York City mayoral race. A new poll released by Quinnipiac University shows Christine Quinn leading the four candidate pack with 27% of the Democratic vote. She leads Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, who is second with 21%, and former Comptroller Bill Thompson who is at 20%.
Weiner is currently at 16%, which is the same number of undecideds in the poll.
The previous Quinnipiac poll had Weiner ahead of Quinn by four points.
The number of Democrats who say that Weiner’s history of sexting is a legitimate issue rose to 65% from 50%, and the number who find his behavior a disqualifying factor rose nearly twenty points to 40%.
53% of Democratic voters stated that Weiner should quit the race, and the majority of those who currently still support Weiner would go to Quinn.
Weiner’s campaign has rapidly lost steam after came to light that he continued to sext with women not his wife after he was ousted from Congress in 2011. Most people had assumed that his behavior had ended when he left Congress, and this was partially helped by the media campaign he and his wife, Huma Abedin, engaged in after he left Congress.
Over the weekend, Weiner’s campaign manager quit, and it came to light that most of his remaining staff are inexperienced. It also was reported that he spent tens of thousands of dollars on investigating the fake Twitter hacking he claimed occurred when the scandal first broke back in 2011.