Anthony Weiner has made a splash. Following a week of national headlines declaring that his campaign for New York City mayor had began disastrously, Weiner actually picked up 4pt in support. The latest Marist poll of the race has Christine Quinn as the very weak front-runner at 24%, Weiner at 19%, Bill de Blasio at 14%, Bill Thompson at 13%, John Liu at 8%, and Sal Albanese at 1%. Should no candidate reach 40% in the initial round of voting this September, the top two finishers will face each other in a runoff.
The big news, though, is that the poll greatly upsets the general consensus that Quinn is a near lock to make the runoff. [cont.]
Harry Enten, The Guardian