Weiner, Spitzer Leading Polls
New poll finds scandal-plagued candidates are leading primary races
By Ruth Brown, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 15, 2013 6:11 PM CDT
New York City mayoral hopeful Anthony Weiner .   (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

(Newser) – Perhaps any publicity really is good publicity. Despite their high-profile sex scandals—or maybe because of them—both Anthony Weiner and Eliot Spitzer are leading their respective Democratic primary races, according to a new poll by Quinnipiac University. The poll of 738 Democratic voters found 25% supported Weiner for mayor of New York—though only just ahead of Christine Quinn at 22%, and with a 4% margin of error on the poll, technically they're neck and neck—and 48% supported Spitzer for comptroller, the New York Times reports. Of course, that's much better news for Spitzer than Weiner, as the latter is nowhere near the 40% needed to avoid a run-off after the September 10 primary, and will likely have to face off with Quinn again in October.

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Jul 16, 2013 11:15 AM CDT
NY or Chicago, same politically challenged populace there who will elect anything and anyone.
Jul 16, 2013 10:56 AM CDT
Shows you how dumb New Yorkers really are and that goes hand in hand with being liberal. Democrats are just box of rocks stupid. And the idiot that said these guys are excellent leaders is a case in point character evidently doesn't matter in the liberal world. Say what you will about Bush and I am no fan, but the man had character and class something neither of there candidates do.
Jul 16, 2013 10:00 AM CDT
I hope they both win, because other than their personal sex lives, they are excellent leaders. I wish them luck, because it is wrong to judge people based on their sexuality. We need to stay out of of peoples' bedrooms and judge based on merits.