Chart of the Day: Anthony Weiner's Poll Collapse

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July 25 2013 1:44 PM

Chart of the Day: Anthony Weiner's Poll Collapse

Eschewing the obvious pun opportunities, and hopefully writing no more about the guy today, I see this as the saddest piece of Weiner news in the post-scandal NBC 4 New York/WSJ/Marist poll of the NYC mayoral primary.

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It matters a little that Weiner's fallen in the ballot test, but it matters more that he's less popular now than when voters first heard, and guffawed, about his possible comeback. You get second chances after scandals. You do not typically get third chances. Weiner has until Sept. 10 to turn this around, and the Slate-pitchy "Huma's support will boost him" theory endures, but he's now a weak horse against anyone if he gets to a runoff. The short-term result: More attention on the non-Weiner opponents who might make it into a runoff with Christine Quinn. As we learned yesterday, former city Comptroller Bill Thompson strongly leads Quinn if he makes it to round two.

David Weigel, a former Slate politics reporter, is a reporter for Bloomberg Politics



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