Weiner Drops to 4th in NYC Mayoral Poll

Anthony Weiner has dropped to fourth place among Democrats seeking to be New York City mayor after admitting he continued to exchange sexually explicit online messages and photos following his 2011 resignation from Congress, with 53% of likely voters saying he should withdraw from the race, a poll released Monday showed.
July 30, 2013

Anthony Weiner has dropped to fourth place among Democrats seeking to be New York City mayor after admitting he continued to exchange sexually explicit online messages and photos following his 2011 resignation from Congress, with 53% of likely voters saying he should withdraw from the race, a poll released Monday showed.

 
The latest poll in the mayor's race comes as the embattled former congressman declared he won't allow television pundits, newspaper publishers and his opponents to elbow him out of the race, arguing on Monday that it is up to the public to decide who should be the next chief executive of the nation's most populous city.
 
Mr. Weiner on Monday also was jabbed by former Gov. Eliot Spitzer, who himself is seeking forgiveness from voters as he campaigns to become city comptroller. Mr. Spitzer, who resigned his governorship in 2008 after he was caught patronizing a high-priced prostitution ring, said on MSNBC that he doesn't believe Mr. Weiner should be elected the city's 109th mayor.

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