Majority of New Yorkers Embarrassed by Weiner, Spitzer
And Weiner's popularity rating hits record low
By Ruth Brown, Newser Staff
Posted Aug 12, 2013 2:31 PM CDT
New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner talks to voters in the Queens borough of New York.   (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

(Newser) – The attempted comebacks of scandalized politicians Anthony Weiner and Eliot Spitzer are doing the city of New York no great favors—or so say New Yorkers. A new Siena College poll found 68% of New York State voters and 62% of New York City voters are embarrassed by the "great deal of attention across the country" shown towards the two men and their campaigns, the Christian Science Monitor reports. The shame skewed even higher for women—72% said they were embarrassed versus 63% of men. (The 814 voters in the poll also had the option to label it "entertaining" or "no big deal.")

The news was even worse for Anthony Weiner, with the poll finding 80% of New Yorkers now have an unfavorable view of Mr. Danger—a record high (or low, depending on which way you look at it) for a Siena poll. Spitzer fared better on that front, with only a 59% unfavorable rating, considerably better than the 79% he had following his resignation in 2008.

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dopenstein
Aug 13, 2013 1:26 PM CDT
I've tried too be as adult about this as possible, we have too take politics more seriously and care. But for some damn reason I can't help but laugh anytime I see " Weiner for Mayor" call it immature either way I blame Steven Colbert for his many creative gaffs on his name. " Vote for Weiner." is this an acceptable slogan for female voters, only time and stand tall Weiner will tell.
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Aug 13, 2013 3:35 AM CDT
Dude got balls. I can respect that but not cheating on his woman.
Ucantusethatname
Aug 12, 2013 11:19 PM CDT
Yes, it's embarrassing, but the story is too good to lose. So many headlines to come. "Weiner Decides to Hang in There" "Weiner Commits a New Boner" "Weiner Faces a Hard Road Ahead" "Wife Urges Weiner to Withdraw Quickly" "Weiner Promises Not to E-mail Any More Junk" "Weiner Won't Swallow His Pride" "Weiner Lacks Enough to Make It" A feast of humor continues.