Poll: Weiner Spurts Ahead in NYC Mayor's Race

Poll: Weiner Spurts Ahead in NYC Mayor's Race

Sending pictures of his genitals to random women via Twitter wasn’t enough to turn the people of New York City off to former Congressman and mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner, according to the latest poll from the Wall Street Journal-NBC New York-Marist. He now leads City Council Speaker Christine Quinn by a margin of 25 percent to 20 percent. Trailing far behind are former Comptroller Bill Thompson (13 percent), Public Advocate Bill de Blasio (10 percent) and city Comptroller John Liu (8 percent). Quinn’s numbers have slowly deflated, and Weiner’s have solidified as the race has developed.

Barbara Morgan, spokeswoman for Weiner, stated, “This won’t change our focus one bit. Anthony is going to keep talking about the issues and how to stand up for New Yorkers who want a middle class fighter in City Hall.”

Weiner’s campaign to stand up for New Yorkers is apparently penetrating the public consciousness – he’s ahead on all fronts, even leading Quinn by one point among females. 

Ben Shapiro is Editor-At-Large of Breitbart News and author of the New York Times bestseller “Bullies: How the Left’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences America” (Threshold Editions, January 8, 2013).