Former Congressman Anthony Weiner's numbers have plummeted in New York's Democratic mayoral race, according to a new NBC4 New York/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll that was conducted after the new revelations of Weiner's lewd and racy communication with a young woman.
In this new poll, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn leads at 25% among registered Democrats, followed by Weiner at 16%, and Public Advocate Bill de Blasio and former Comptroller Bill Thompson tied at 14%.
Yet back in June, Weiner was in front at 25% -- followed by Quinn at 20%, Thompson at 13%, and de Blasio at 10%.
What's more, Weiner's favorability numbers have been turned upside down: 55% now view him negatively, compared with 30% who view him positively.
Back in June, Weiner's numbers were 52% positive-36% negative.
The poll also shows that 47% of New York Democrats want him to stay in the race, while 43% want him to drop out.
The one-day NBC4 New York/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll was conducted July 24 among 551 Democratic voters, and has a margin of error of plus-minus 4.2 percentage points.
First published July 25 2013, 9:34 AM