Anthony Weiner drops to fourth place in latest New York mayoral race poll

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Things aren’t looking so good for Democratic New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner.

In fact, they haven’t been looking good since about last week when Weiner held a painful press conference alongside his wife, Huma Abedin, to discuss his latest online scandal, one that has him exchanging sexual messages and photos with at least one woman while using the name “Carlos Danger.”

Today, the people have spoken. The latest poll in the New York mayoral race shows one-time leader Weiner in a slump down to fourth place among likely Democratic primary voters. The poll, conducted by Quinnipiac University, also found that 40 per cent of voters said that Weiner should drop out of the race altogether.

“He’s in a free-fall,” poll director Maurice Carroll told The Associated Press. “He can’t win. He simply can’t win.”

The winner in the situation appears to be City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who is now leading the polls, with support from 27 per cent of decided voters.

New Yorkers vote on Sept. 10. A democratic representative has to get at least 40 per cent of the vote before they go up against the Republican nominee in November.