Council Speaker Christine Quinn holds the lead in the latest poll of the Democratic nomination for New York City mayor with 25 percent of the vote.
Rep. Anthony Weiner has 15 percent of the Democratic vote in the latest Quinnipiac University poll, released on Wednesday.
The former congressman officially announced via a YouTube clip late Tuesday that he's running. His mayoral bid comes two years after he resigned from Congress in the wake of a sexting scandal.
Public Advocate Bill de Blasio and former 2009 nominee Bill Thompson both received 10 percent of the Democratic vote, with Comptroller John Liu at 6 percent. Over a quarter of those polled were undecided about which candidate would get their vote for the mayoral primary on September 10th next.
A whopping 45 percent of New York City voters say Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly should run for mayor. A total of 32 percent of voters say they "definitely" or "probably" would vote for Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, if he did enter the race.
“With former Congressman Anthony Weiner seeking the Democratic nod, it still looks like Council Speaker Christine Quinn against the guys,” Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, said.
"But where she once was brushing up against the magic 40 percent number that could get her past a run-off, the wear and tear of the campaign, and possibly the addition of Weiner, are taking a toll on the front-runner.
He added, “This poll says there’s a run-off. It just doesn’t say who’s in the runoff.”
Quinnipiac surveyed 1,082 New York City voters from May 14 through Monday. The margin of error is plus or minus 3 percentage points.
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