The troubled mayoral candidacy of Anthony Weiner continued its slide today as a Quinnipiac University poll showed him dropping to fourth in the race, and a majority of voters said he should drop out of the race.
By a 53 percent to 40 percent margin, New York City likely Democratic primary voters said Weiner should pack it in. Weiner got support from 16 percent of likely Democratic primary voters, Quinnipiac said. On July 24, he was in first place with 26 percent of voters’ support.
“With six weeks to go, anything can happen, but it looks like former Congressman Anthony Weiner may have sexted himself right out of the race for New York City mayor,” said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, in a statement.
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn led the Democratic field with 27 percent, and Public Advocate Bill de Blasio had 21 percent.
The support was 20 percent for former Comptroller William Thompson, 6 percent for Comptroller John Liu and 2 percent for former Council member Sal Albanese, the poll found
If Weiner drops out, Quinn got 30 percent, with 25 percent each for Thompson and de Blasio and 9 percent for Liu, the poll said.
Women said 54 percent to 42 percent that Weiner should drop out. It was similar for men: 52 percent to 37 percent. Black voters said 53 percent to 42 percent that Weiner should stay in the race, while white voters said 64 percent to 25 percent he should leave the race.