NY Post: Weiner’s Poll Rising

Posted by on Apr 17, 2013 at 8:07 am

We suspect the Post, among others, are hoping this tool enters the mayor’s race, if only for the fun headlines it’ll generate.

Anthony Weiner is on a roll.

A week after floating his name as a possible mayoral candidate, the disgraced former congressman finishes second when he’s included in the field of Democrats, a new poll reveals.

Weiner — who resigned from office in 2011 after getting caught in a sexting scandal — said he’s mulling a political comeback by running for mayor.

The Marist poll is the first to include Weiner, and shows him pulling 15 percent of the Democratic vote in a hypothetical race — trailing only Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who garners 26 percent.

Weiner outpolls two current citywide officeholders — Comptroller John Liu and Public Advocate Bill de Blasio — and former city Comptroller Bill Thompson, the 2009 Democratic nominee for mayor.

Liu receives 12 percent of the vote, and de Blasio and Thompson get 11 percent apiece.

A sizable 22 percent of the Democratic electorate is still undecided and 3 percent support goes to former City Councilman Sal Albanese or other candidates.

And, in a head-to-head general election match-up against Republican front-runner Joe Lhota, Weiner is ahead, 51 percent to 28 percent.

His ego is so massive it may be impossible for him to resist the urge to run, especially since he’s sitting on a $4 million pile of cash to play with. Meanwhile, as loathsome and detestable as Nanny Bloomberg is, he has managed to do a decent job on fiscal issues. Whoever replaces him from this sorry lot of Democrats is pretty much guaranteed to be a disaster.

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One Response to “NY Post: Weiner’s Poll Rising”

  1. James on 17/17/13 at 6:21 pm

    Pole rising, lol.

    I can’t stand the guy and think he is a fool for even thinking about running but, any form of candidacy is sure to be comedy gold.

    If not Mayor of NYC, we can all hope there is a Weiner-Holder presidential bid.