According to a poll released Monday by Quinnipiac University, Anthony Weiner has dropped from the front of the pack to fourth place in the Democratic primary for New York City's mayoral race with voters increasingly viewing his personal history as a legitimate issue in the election.
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn leads the Democratic pack with 27 percent, with 21 percent for Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, 20 percent for former Comptroller William Thompson, 6 percent for Comptroller John Liu and 2 percent for former Council member Sal Albanese, the poll finds. Seven percent of likely Democratic primary voters remain undecided.
These are troubled times for Anthony Weiner who last week admitted that he is “Carlos Danger,” an internet handle he used to sext with various women after he resigned from Congress when nude pictures of him that he sent to various women were made public.
Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer appeared on MSNBC for an interview with Chris Matthews and expressed his views on Anthony Weiner’s candidacy in the New York mayoral race.
When Matthews pressed Spitzer to say who he plans to vote for in the primary race, the former New York Governor was hesitant at first but finally gave in saying that he will not be voting for Weiner at all.
The host said, "You're not going to vote for Anthony Weiner, can you just say that now? You don't think he should be mayor of New York?"
"Fair point. That is correct," Spitzer said. And Matthews asked him again, "He should not be mayor of New York, then?"
"That is correct," Spitzer replied.
That’s one more voter down for Weiner.