Anthony Weiner has soared in pre-election poll and now is sharing the lead with two other candidates, according to one poll, while a second survey puts him the lead.
Anew Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday puts Weiner in a statistical three-way tie with former frontrunner City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and former city comptroller William Thompson for the Democratic party nomination. The primaries will be held September 10, and there will be a run-off unless one candidate in the nine-candidate field can win a 40 percent plurality.
Technically, Quinn leads Weiner by two percentage points and is ahead of Thompson by three points, but the margin of error in the survey leaves all three of them in a more-or-less tie.
A new Marist/NBC/Wall Street Journal poll gives Weiner a five-point lead over Quinn, with 25 percent support from Democratic voters. Quinn received 15 percent support and Thompson was backed by only 13 percent of the respondents.