NEW YORK (AP) — A new poll shows Anthony Weiner among top contenders in the New York City Democratic primary campaign for mayor ahead of news about his latest sexting scandal.
The Quinnipiac (KWIN'-uhp-ee-ak) University poll surveyed 507 likely Democratic primary voters between Thursday and Tuesday. On Tuesday, Weiner acknowledged exchanging sexually explicit messages online after similar behavior spurred his resignation from Congress in 2011.
The poll showed Weiner getting 26 percent of the primary vote, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn at 22 percent and former city Comptroller Bill Thompson with 20 percent. The differences are within the margin of error of 4.4 percentage points.
Public Advocate Bill de Blasio got 15 percent, current Comptroller John Liu 7 percent and former City Councilman Sal Albanese 1 percent.