Anthony Weiner NY Mayoral Poll Flaccid Following New Sexting Scandal

The mayoral candidate now trails Christie Quinn as he admits to "at least" three Internet affairs after resignation

Last Updated: July 24, 2014 @ 11:45 AM

New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner has dropped sharply in the first polls taken in the wake of his latest sexting scandal.

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Weiner now trails his Democratic opponent Christine Quinn after leading the race in May. June polls had Weiner leading the pack of Democratic candidates with 25 percent; Quinn was in second place with 20. Now, Quinn leads with 25 percent and Weiner has fallen to 16, according to an NBC 4 New York/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll of registered Democrats.

Weiner spoke to reporters in a press conference Thursday morning where he admitted that Sydney Leathers was not his only online dalliance after he resigned from Congress in 2011. He couldn't recall the exact number, saying "it's not dozens and dozens" before settling on "I don't believe I had any more than three."

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So far, Weiner has refused to drop out of the mayoral race, despite demands from numerous city papers that he do so.