Poll: Weiner tied with rivals in close NYC mayor race

The race for New York City mayor is all tied up, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll. In the survey, 17 percent of respondents voiced support for disgraced former Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., putting him about even with City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and former City Comptroller William Thompson, who have 19 and 16 percent, respectively.

Those numbers show a slight increase in NYC voters' willingness to back Weiner from right before his candidacy announcement last month, when a Quinnipiac poll found 15 percent would cast a ballot for him. At that time, Quinn led the field with 25 percent support. The increasingly close numbers demonstrate how tight the November 2013 race to replace New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is becoming - and poll numbers are bound to fluctuate.

Weiner's favorability rating also increased to 37 percent from last month when it was 33 percent, according to the poll. But the percent of NYC voters who view Weiner unfavorably also increased from 41 to 43 percent.

Conducted from June 19 to 25, the poll includes 1,238 New York City voters, 830 of whom are Democrats. With a margin of error at +/- 2.8 percentage points, the disparities between Weiner, Quinn and Thompson are statistically negligible.


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