Anthony Weiner is leading the pack in a new Quinnipiac University poll released on Monday, with a three percentage point lead over City Council Speaker Christine Quinn. His 25 percent support still is far less than the 40 percent needed to prevent a run-off vote after the primaries elections in early September.
The same poll shows that former Comptroller Bill Thompson’s support for mayor dropped to 11 percent.
Former Gov. Eliot Spitzer also is on top for comptroller, with a solid 15-point lead over Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer 48 percent to 33 percent.
Pollster Maurice Carroll said in a statement, “Notoriety has earned the ‘Tabloid Twins,’ former Gov. Eliot Spitzer as Client 9 and former Congressman Anthony (Tweets) Weiner, good initial numbers in the polls. Whether those numbers hold up in the real poll on Primary Election Day is the big question.”