Ex-borough Rep. Weiner tops Quinn in latest poll

Photo by Ken Maldonado
By Bianca Fortis

Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner is leading the New York City mayoral race, according to a poll released Wednesday.

The Wall Street Journal/NBC New York/Marist Poll survey asked voters last week who they would vote for if the primary were held then. Among registered Democrats in New York, Weiner would lead with 25 percent of the vote over City Council Speaker Christine Quinn’s (D-Manhattan) 20 percent.

But the results are not concrete: 18 percent of voters remained undecided and almost two-thirds are not committed to their candidate, according to the poll.

The disgraced politician left public politics in 2011 when he was caught sending sexually suggestive images of himself to a woman via Twitter. The scandal led to his resignation from Congress.

But now the Queens native is making another run for politics after he threw his hat into the ring of the hotly contested mayoral race last month. He has gradually edged out Quinn, who has led the race until now.

The survey questioned 1,118 voters in the city and was taken June 17-21. It included 689 Democrats.

Reach reporter Bianca Fortis by email at bfortis@cnglocal.com or by phone at 718-260-4546.

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