Anthony Weiner's making gains in his bid for New York City mayor this year, according to a new poll conducted after the former congressman announced his candidacy last week.
And a Marist poll released Tuesday also indicates that a majority of New York City voters say Weiner deserves a second chance. Weiner was in his seventh term in Congress, representing parts of the boroughs of Queens and Brooklyn, when he resigned from the House of Representatives in 2011 amid scandal over lewd photos sent via Twitter.
According to the poll, 19% of registered Democrats say they'd back Weiner in their party's September mayoral primary. Twenty-four percent say support City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who has long been the Democratic front-runner in the race, and if she's elected in the November general election, she'd become Gotham's first female and first openly gay mayor.
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