Quinnipiac poll: NYC Democrats want sagging Weiner to pull out

posted at 6:11 pm on July 29, 2013 by Allahpundit

Eventually the day will come, my friends, when I’ll be able to resist sophomoric headlines about Weiner’s polling. Today is not that day.

From first place to fourth.

Congressman Anthony Weiner drops to fourth place among likely Democratic primary voters in the race for New York City mayor as these likely voters say 53 – 40 percent he should drop out, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

There is almost no gender gap, but a wide racial gap on this question: Women say 54 – 42 percent that Weiner should drop out, compared to men at 52 – 37 percent. But black voters say 53 – 42 percent that Weiner should stay in the race, while white voters say 64 – 25 percent he should get out…

In today’s survey, Weiner gets 24 percent of black Democratic likely primary voters, down from 31 percent last week. Thompson gets 22 percent, with 21 percent for Quinn and 16 percent for de Blasio. Weiner’s support among white voters drops from 23 percent last week to 7 percent today.

Even if Weiner makes the runoff, both Christine Quinn and Bill Thompson now top 60 percent against him. His bet going into the race, I think, was that if more sexts surfaced, the public would largely shrug it off as old news. Everyone knows what he did and he flatly admitted before the campaign got going that more would come out. Maybe there’d be a blip of disapproval, but soon all the people who were in his corner would return to the fold. If this is a blip, though, it’s some blip. Here’s the trend over the course of just five days among people who think his sexting is a legit issue:

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And here’s the trend over the same span among people who think it’s disqualifying:

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Why did the sexting revelations hurt him more than he expected? One reason, obviously, is that they weren’t really “old news.” The sexting with Sydney Leathers was happening a year after he was chased from Congress because of it. Whether that’s evidence of a compulsion or just really, really poor judgment, it ain’t mayoral material. The other reason, I think, was the press conference. If Weiner ever was truly remorseful for what he’s done, he clearly isn’t at this point. To have Huma out there enabling him in the interest of pure ambition made the whole spectacle even sleazier. Acculturated has a post up today wondering whether Weiner meets the clinical definition of a psychopath; I’ll resist the urge to make an armchair diagnosis except to say that people who know him well have used similar terms before. Whatever his damage is, even people he used to serve with in Congress think something’s seriously amiss. That’s his real problem, I think — not the sexting per se but the disquieting spectacle of a guy willing to incinerate the remains of his dignity in a quixotic, delusional attempt to reclaim power. Who’d trust a guy like that with police power?

Exit quotations:

Update: Hoo boy. “First of all, the kid’s going to grow up in Gracie Mansion.”


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WryTrvllr on July 29, 2013 at 6:15 PM

Americans are forgiving. Redemption is a good thing.

However, Weiner has proven to be a liar, and a slippery one at that. They compare this to Bill & Hillary, but Bill was never caught cheating again & again. If he had been, I doubt his popularity would have rebounded at all.

portlandon on July 29, 2013 at 6:18 PM

If he does pull out, I hope he’ll have one more press conference to show us his amazing staff.

Huma will take it on the chin, though…

Kensington on July 29, 2013 at 6:21 PM

His bet going into the race, I think, was that if more sexts surfaced, the public would largely shrug it off as old news.

Bingo.

That’s been Weiner’s answer to anyone who brings up the subject to him…the ol’ “Let the voters decide” shtick. Unfortunately for him, they will.

I’d just hate to escape the Bloomberg era and dive straight in to the same old same old. This city needs a Rudy stat.

JetBoy on July 29, 2013 at 6:22 PM

Hillary and obama gave up drinking.

Schadenfreude on July 29, 2013 at 6:24 PM

premature capitulation. . .

socaguy on July 29, 2013 at 6:24 PM

If he does pull out, I hope he’ll have one more press conference to show us his amazing staff.

Huma will take it on the chin, though…

Kensington on July 29, 2013 at 6:21 PM

I don’t think she rolls that way. Wonder if Carlos turns her on when he talks dirty?

arnold ziffel on July 29, 2013 at 6:25 PM

portlandon on July 29, 2013 at 6:18 PM

Redemption and forgiveness also used to only be possible, and by no means guaranteed, after someone made restitution. Now they’re demanded after no such efforts by creeps like Weiner.

Stoic Patriot on July 29, 2013 at 6:25 PM

AP, you could have a promising career writing headlines for the NY Post.

KS Rex on July 29, 2013 at 6:26 PM

If New Yorkers erect him they are Screw Yorkers.

Even they might have their limits, though.

Feminazis, on the other hand, are most all hypocritical sows.

Schadenfreude on July 29, 2013 at 6:26 PM

Hillary and obama gave up drinking.

Schadenfreude on July 29, 2013 at 6:24 PM

Yahoo pulled the picture. It was hilariously poor staging for the “friendship” lunch.

batterup on July 29, 2013 at 6:29 PM

No, but if you Huma few bars …

exhelodrvr on July 29, 2013 at 6:29 PM

Eventually the day will come, my friends, when I’ll be able to resist sophomoric headlines about Weiner’s polling.

Schadenfreude on July 29, 2013 at 6:30 PM

So Spitzer, the criminal scum, is now the moral authority on Weiner’s behavior?

What comes after “disgust”?

MTF on July 29, 2013 at 6:30 PM

Now, they are wondering where they got the money for their very expensive wedding. That was three years ago and now they are investigating???

Blake on July 29, 2013 at 6:31 PM

The guys is sick. But there’s a lot of Dems in NY that are saying that has nothing to do with his ability to govern. “His personal life should be separate from his public life.” But it isn’t. He keeps taking his clothes off and taking pictures of himself and his junk, and these pictures keep exploding into the public domain. Maybe the perv wants it that way. But in the back of the liberal NY Dem’s mind is the idea that Weiner would just add to the new morality and new diversity. Ideally he’d be a Muslim radical too. But his wife is! (At least I hear that she is tied to the Muslim Brootherhood.)

So many of the Dems are having a hard time letting him go. What he has done is really disturbing, and it would negatively affect all his business and interactions as mayor, and it would probably happen again while he was mayor, but these Dems just love the idea of the new gay world of wide open diversity so they still want him to win.

anotherJoe on July 29, 2013 at 6:31 PM

The guy is a trench coat away from being a registered sex offender. He’s remorseless and detached from reality. He should be our UN ambassador, not Mayor of NY.

trubble on July 29, 2013 at 6:33 PM

Those flaccid numbers will give him a case of post-sexting tristesse.

Drained Brain on July 29, 2013 at 6:34 PM

Whether that’s evidence of a compulsion or just really, really poor judgment, it ain’t mayoral material.

And this in a city filled with worthless people who gave an angry garden gnome three terms despite the fact he all but mandated city employees inspect and ensure condoms are properly installed before intercourse can commence.

Happy Nomad on July 29, 2013 at 6:35 PM

The interview over, Weiner said he had to get back home to take care of Jordan.
“It’s easily the best part of my day,”

He’s clincally delusional.

Sorry, kid. You have two bad parents.

Schadenfreude on July 29, 2013 at 6:35 PM

Drudge:

SHRIVELS…
Poll: Younger Women Love Weiner…
Obama Hasn’t Expressed Opinion…

“If I had a pervert white-Jewish cousin it w/b Weiner” — obama.

Schadenfreude on July 29, 2013 at 6:37 PM

Eliot Spitzer not voting for Anthony Weiner
http://www.politico.com/story/2013/07/eliot-spitzer-not-voting-for-anthony-weiner-94883.html

Best comment so far:

chalons: When you lose the fellow scumbag demographic, you’re in trouble.

Southern by choice22 on July 29, 2013 at 6:37 PM

Now, they are wondering where they got the money for their very expensive wedding. That was three years ago and now they are investigating???

Blake on July 29, 2013 at 6:31 PM

I still can’t get over the fact that Bill Clinton officiated. Talk about foreshadowing! It’s like having Dr. Kevorkian as your attending physician.

Happy Nomad on July 29, 2013 at 6:38 PM

The media love these sex-scandal circuses. They’ve taken to following Wiener’s sexting partner even to the beach, and she’s eating up the attention. Of course, it’s all a big joke because Wiener is a Democrat. If he were a Republican, this would be most heinous of sex scandals ever.

Liam on July 29, 2013 at 6:43 PM

Maybe Weiner needs to talk to George Costanza about shrinkage.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DoARSlv-HU

BuckeyeSam on July 29, 2013 at 6:45 PM

Understandable that Bill/Hillary are piqued at the Weiner/Huma comparison; Hillary helped to rehabilitate Bill’s image. Huma? Not so much. Granted, Anthony was publicly working against her efforts.

socalcon on July 29, 2013 at 6:49 PM

AP, keep in mind, for every “sophomoric” headline like yours above, the Right looses a little more of what should be the moral high ground against the Left who have delighted in equally “sophomoric” teabagging jokes.

Scopper on July 29, 2013 at 6:52 PM

AP writes: Shrinkage.


Elaine:
It shrinks?
Jerry: Like a frightened turtle!
Elaine: Why does it shrink?
George Costanza: It just does.
Elaine: I don’t know how you guys walk around with those things.

Paul-Cincy on July 29, 2013 at 6:57 PM

He’ll win the election. He’s sucking all the air out of room. No one even knows who the other candidates are, and the media will make sure that’s the case right up until election day. People will pull the lever for the one name they recognize – the perv.

Rational Thought on July 29, 2013 at 6:59 PM

Maybe Weiner needs to talk to George Costanza about shrinkage.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DoARSlv-HU

BuckeyeSam on July 29, 2013 at 6:45 PM

Elaine: I don’t know how you guys walk around with those things.

Paul-Cincy on July 29, 2013 at 6:57 PM

Sigh. We Cincinnatians think alike.

Paul-Cincy on July 29, 2013 at 6:59 PM

Hie needs to stiffen his resolve and nut up!

michaelo on July 29, 2013 at 7:00 PM

AP, keep in mind, for every “sophomoric” headline like yours above, the Right looses a little more of what should be the moral high ground against the Left who have delighted in equally “sophomoric” teabagging jokes.

Scopper on July 29, 2013 at 6:52 PM

Sex sells. Scandal sells. And I’m sick of losing the salacious vote to the collectivist party, simply because they know we’re too prudish too take advantage.

Put simply, and with regards to all those who said it before me: My friend, f**k the moral high ground…

JohnGalt23 on July 29, 2013 at 7:02 PM

AP, keep in mind, for every “sophomoric” headline like yours above, the Right looses a little more of what should be the moral high ground against the Left who have delighted in equally “sophomoric” teabagging jokes.

Scopper on July 29, 2013 at 6:52 PM

There is no moral high ground when a politician can send pictures of his junk, blame it on a hacker, leave Congress in disgrace, and still be a contender for mayor of the nation’s largest city, and even for a while after it comes out that he continues to send pictures of his junk to strange women.

Happy Nomad on July 29, 2013 at 7:02 PM

Sex sells. Scandal sells. And I’m sick of losing the salacious vote to the collectivist party, simply because they know we’re too prudish too take advantage.

Put simply, and with regards to all those who said it before me: My friend, f**k the moral high ground…

JohnGalt23 on July 29, 2013 at 7:02 PM

Exactly, the Honey Boo Boo and Snookie crowd don’t care about moral high ground.

Happy Nomad on July 29, 2013 at 7:03 PM

Eliot Spitzer says on @hardball he would fire a government employee who engaged in Weiner’s behavior

Paging Kafka. You’re needed at the office.

Has anyone noticed lately that the Dems have completely lost their minds? Or at least any semblance of moral coherence? Clearly, moral relativity is the fodder of the power hungry.

paul1149 on July 29, 2013 at 7:14 PM

Yep, this is why I keep reading HA…LOL.

d1carter on July 29, 2013 at 7:18 PM

Has anyone noticed lately that the Dems have completely lost their minds? Or at least any semblance of moral coherence? Clearly, moral relativity is the fodder of the power hungry.

paul1149 on July 29, 2013 at 7:14 PM

Yes.

I have also noticed that the general public could care less.

portlandon on July 29, 2013 at 7:18 PM

Looks like younger NY women still want more Wiener!!

gracie on July 29, 2013 at 7:22 PM

He’ll win the election. He’s sucking all the air out of room. No one even knows who the other candidates are, and the media will make sure that’s the case right up until election day. People will pull the lever for the one name they recognize – the perv.

Rational Thought on July 29, 2013 at 6:59 PM

you know that’s right!

gracie on July 29, 2013 at 7:25 PM

I have also noticed that the general public could care less.

portlandon on July 29, 2013 at 7:18 PM

That would mean that the general public cares some. So there is hope.

Happy Nomad on July 29, 2013 at 7:26 PM

Quinnipiac poll: NYC Democrats want sagging Weiner to pull out

..you’re really having fun with this, aren’t you, AP? Like G. D. Spradlin said in Apocalypse now, “[You're] out there operating without any decent restraint, totally beyond the pale of any acceptable human conduct.”

Do you kiss your mother with that keyboard?

;-)

The War Planner on July 29, 2013 at 7:32 PM

Allah, sophomoric headlines? No sirreeee!!. This is PhD level in brilliant headline compositions!!!

My favorite ever here at HotAir.

Kudos!!!!!!!!!!!

karenhasfreedom on July 29, 2013 at 7:34 PM

I am no longer interested in this story, but on it goes, however, this one is more scandal-ly more salacious and accusatory. It says Bill Clinton married the couple, but did not have any credentials to do so in NYS. Obviously these two are in politics for the freebies. They want free trips to Mahtha’s Vinyed and Oahooo. Democrat Greed.

http://dailycaller.com/2013/07/29/weiner-didnt-declare-costs-for-lavish-2010-wedding-to-long-suffering-wife/

Fleuries on July 29, 2013 at 7:42 PM

premature emasculation

dont taze me bro on July 29, 2013 at 7:42 PM

If he wins, it’ll be like that old “Escape From New York” movie where the entire city is nothing but one big penile colony.

Zombie on July 29, 2013 at 7:46 PM

Eventually the day will come, my friends, when I’ll be able to resist sophomoric headlines about Weiner’s polling. Today is not that day.

Yes, it will end on that cool Wednesday morning when all of NewYork City will wake to see their mayor’s Weiner.

ROCnPhilly on July 29, 2013 at 7:47 PM

All of you blogging type gentleman are sure having a good time with the double entendres.

Cindy Munford on July 29, 2013 at 7:47 PM

This guy is a sick egomaniac and every day he stays in the race is one more day he should be ridiculed to the nth degree. Let it reflect upon all of the democrats. It’s stomach turning but he is only bringing it upon himself.

Keep up those sophomoric yet spot-on headlines. Ewww. Even that could be misconstrued.

tru2tx on July 29, 2013 at 7:48 PM

MeanWhile.back at the Big Apple,..Spitzer Spitts out Weiner:

Anthony Weiner explicit messages 2013

Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer: Anthony Weiner shouldn’t be mayor of New York City – @thehill

40 mins ago from thehill.com by editor
==========================================

https://twitter.com/thehill

canopfor on July 29, 2013 at 7:57 PM

This is a hard decision but I’d say Weiner is deflated not only in this race but the dog catcher one as well. Even dogs have standards.

ExpressoBold on July 29, 2013 at 8:14 PM

NYC Democrats want sagging Weiner to pull out

…how do they know he is sagging?…has he sexted them all?

KOOLAID2 on July 29, 2013 at 8:27 PM

Weiner and his wife are pathetic vile human beings. Politics is their religion. They’re missionaries for the State and cannot fathom a life without it. Morals and family be damned. Disgusting actually.

But…sagging Weiner pulls out??? The gift that just keeps on giving.

Jabez01 on July 29, 2013 at 8:42 PM

So his former colleagues think Weiner’s a psychopath? And in addition to the chronic dishonesty, lack of impulse control, sexual immaturity, etc., we now hear from the sexting partner that he also has a serious foot/shoe fetish.

This freak is like a walking DSM-IV manual. Which makes me that much more curious about why Huma Abedin would marry and have a child with such an obvious nutjob.

I wonder which diagnostic category in the DSM Huma fits in?

AZCoyote on July 29, 2013 at 8:46 PM

Campaignus interruptus

TexasDan on July 29, 2013 at 8:58 PM

I heard Mike Lee on Levin. Go to

Cindy Munford on July 29, 2013 at 9:02 PM

I heard Mike Lee on Levin. Go to

Cindy Munford on July 29, 2013 at 9:02 PM

Cindy Munford on July 29, 2013 at 9:03 PM

Unless they are registered voters in NYC, who cares what they want? Voters can pull him out through the ballot box.

Blake on July 29, 2013 at 9:14 PM

So if Bill Clinton wasn’t authorized to perform a legal wedding in NY, are Huma and Weinie-Boy really married? How could we find out?

Maybe the Muslim Brotherhood is content if their marriage is really a sham instead of the “mixed” marriage that it appears to be. I have always believed that she was planted with Hillary (and Hillary’s full agreement) in order to further the acceptance of the Brotherhood and enhance the political future of Muslim candidates in the US. Huma for Senate? Huma for President?

She’s got the glamor, the designer clothes, the Clinton backing, but she’s stuck with a jerk of a husband. That didn’t hurt Hillary, but let’s face it. Weiner has less that 1% of Bill Clinton’s charm, political savvy, and public affection.

Qzsusy on July 29, 2013 at 9:37 PM

AP:

As far as sophomoric headlines go, you are about 35 behind Drudge.

But it is hard to write a Weiner headline without a double entendre.

slp on July 29, 2013 at 9:43 PM

Did Huma’s face freeze? Remember when you were warned as a kid that your face would freeze if you scrunched it up? Maybe that happened to her…

22044 on July 29, 2013 at 10:37 PM

Between you guys and Drudge, it has become as or more ridiculous than the Teabagging days. Seriously, can’t we just move on? He’s done. Even if he doesn’t quit, he’s done. The question now is, who gets sloppy seconds?

JeffinOrlando on July 30, 2013 at 1:06 AM

LOL. Nice “Drudging” of the headline.

Theworldisnotenough on July 30, 2013 at 8:56 AM

I wonder which diagnostic category in the DSM Huma fits in?

AZCoyote on July 29, 2013 at 8:46 PM

Weiner would be narcissistic with paraphilias (not that there’s anything wrong with THAT). Maybe a mood disorder. Maybe a sexual predator. Maybe an exhibitionist.

Huma would just be on that growing list of successful women in our country whose limited emotional intelligence cause them to get involved with remarkable assh jerks.

Paul-Cincy on July 30, 2013 at 9:15 AM

The interview over, Weiner said he had to get back home to take care of Jordan Johnson.
“It’s easily the best part of my day,”

Fixed it for Weiner.

Steve Z on July 30, 2013 at 9:24 AM

Eliot Spitzer says on @hardball he would fire a government employee who engaged in Weiner’s behavior

Says Ashley Dupree’s Client Number 9. Would Weiner fire Spitzer if they were both erected?

Steve Z on July 30, 2013 at 9:34 AM