Anthony Weiner’s favorability has plunged by more than 20 points and he has lost the lead in the New York mayor’s race after acknowledging more explicit online relationships took place after his resignation from Congress, a new poll Thursday shows.
Weiner trailed opponent Christine Quinn in the Democratic primary 25 percent to 16 percent in the NBC 4 New York/Wall Street Journal/Marist Poll conducted on Wednesday, after the new revelations about Weiner were made public.
In the same poll in June, Weiner had been leading 25 percent to 20 percent.
New York Democrats’ view of Weiner also took a hit, the poll found. Fifty-five percent of Democrats viewed Weiner unfavorably, compared with 30 percent who see him favorably. That’s a dramatic reveral from June, when 52 percent had a favorable view of him, compared to 36 percent who did not.