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Weiner Continues Slide In Polls But Won't Quit Mayoral Race

Story By: Larry Stine

 

 

 
 
 
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  Original Published: 7/31/2013  In a matter of days, Anthony Weiner has fallen from front runner of the New York City mayoral race to fourth.    This comes after news he had an inappropriate online relationship with a woman after he resigned from Congress for that very reason.   But despite sliding poll numbers and calls for him to drop out of the race, Weiner says he's not leaving.   Ed Payne has the story.   "I know there are newspaper editors and other politicians that say 'Boy i wish that guy Weiner would quit.' You don't know New York, you certainly don't know me. Quit isn't the way we roll in NYC."   In his latest attempt to quiet the critics, Anthony Weiner released this video Tuesday, responding to the calls for him to step aside by focusing on voters.   "It's really not about the campaign, about the candidates and it's not about me," says Weiner. "This is about helping New Yorkers."   With six weeks until the primaries, voters' opinions are shifting.   In the latest Quinnipiac University Poll, just 16 percent of likely Democratic voters said they would vote for Weiner.   Even former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, who is also trying to make a political comeback as New York City Comptroller, isn't giving Weiner his vote.   When aksed if he should be the mayor of New York, Spitzer responded, "Fair point. That is correct."   New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn now leads the race.   She says it's not her place to tell an opponent to drop out. But she's not rallying for his second chance.   "For me the question is, let's give us the first chance," she says. "When I'm elected mayor, I'll be the first woman and openly gay mayor of the city of New York."   And Quinn's confidence isn't unwarranted.   The Quinnipiac Poll indicates 30 percent of likely Democrat voters would support Quinn, if Anthony Weiner left the race.   Weiner's campaign is also dealing with another gaffe.   Communications Director Barbara Morgan apologized Tuesday night for bashing an intern during a conversation with a reporter.
   
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