Anthony Weiner Slides In First Mayoral Poll Taken Since Carlos Danger Scandal
has a recap of the first poll taken since the Carlos Danger flap:
Weiner's standing in the race has clearly slipped due to the scandal, though he's not entirely out of contention. The poll showed him in second place in the Democratic primary with 16 percent compared to 25 percent for City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and 14 percent for both Public Advocate Bill de Blasio and former Comptroller Bill Thompson. Prior to the scandal, Weiner had been leading his rivals in multiple polls. The last Marist poll, which was released June 26, had Weiner with 25 percent, Quinn with 20 percent for Quinn, and Thompson with 13 percent. Weiner has dropped nine points since then.By city election law if no candidate gets 40% in the primary, the top two finishers go into a runoff.