A new poll released Tuesday night shows Democratic mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner as the front-runner in the race one month after announcing his bid.
The NBC New York/Wall Street Journal/Marist Poll found that 25 percent of registered Democrats would vote for the former congressmember in the primary. City Council Speaker Christine Quinn came in second with 20 percent, followed by former Comptroller Bill Thompson, at 13 percent, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio at 10 percent and city Comptroller John Liu at 8 percent.
In earlier polls, Quinn was the candidate to beat.
A May 28 Marist poll showed Christine Quinn with 24 percent and Anthony Weiner with 19 percent.
But even with Weiner in the lead, a primary runoff, which is required if a candidate receives fewer than 40 percent of the vote, seems likely.
Though Weiner would lose in a runoff to Quinn, he still has gained ground since the May Marist poll.
Tuesday’s poll found that Quinn would win 44 percent to 42 percent, with 14 percent undecided. Last month, the Marist poll showed Council Speaker beating him 48 percent to 33 percent, with 18 percent undecided.
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