Post-"Carlos Danger," Quinn pulls ahead of Weiner

A new Marist poll surveys New York City Democrats for the first time since the "Carlos Danger" revelations

By Jillian Rayfield
Published July 25, 2013 5:22PM (EDT)

A new poll by Marist, surveying New York City voters for the first time since the new Anthony Weiner sexting revelations, finds Christine Quinn taking a nine-point lead in the Democratic primary.

The poll finds that Quinn is now ahead of Weiner by a margin of 25-16 percent, with Bill de Blasio and Bill Thompson tied for third at 14 percent. From Marist:

There has been a 14 percentage point swing in the contest between Quinn and Weiner. As noted, Quinn leads Weiner by 9 percentage points. When the NBC 4 New York/Wall Street Journal/Marist Poll last reported this question in June, Weiner -- 25% -- edged Quinn -- 20% -- by 5 percentage points among New York City Democrats including those who were undecided yet leaning toward a candidate.

Before the scandal re-broke, a New York Times/Siena poll also found that Quinn had a 9-point lead over Weiner, at 27-18 percent.

Jillian Rayfield

Jillian Rayfield is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on politics. Follow her on Twitter at @jillrayfield or email her at

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