65% of NY voters now consider the former congressman's behavior a legitimate issue in the race.
Anthony Weiner has dropped to 4th place in the most recent NY mayoral race poll, released Monday by Quinnipiac University.
“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 the first poll conducted since July 24, Anthony Weiner has lost first place and more than a third of his support, according to the 449 Democrats interviewed for the survey. His support decreased from 26% of all democratic voters to only 16%– in light of recent sexting revelations.
Currently, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn has overtaken Weiner as the favored candidate; 27% of primary voters polled support her (a number which would jump to 30% if Weiner drops out).
Although 53% of democrats polled say that Weiner should drop out of the race, his campaign is tenacious. The former US Representative said Sunday during a campaign stop at a Brooklyn church that “We've gotten more volunteers and more people coming over the transom to help the campaign in the last several days than any time since the campaign started.”
Weiner is certainly down, but he may not be out. Maurice Carroll advises, “Don't bet your paycheck. This is a really goofy election year.”
See complete poll results from Quinnipiac University here.