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Posted by on Aug 12, 2013 in Politics | 2 comments

Anthony Weiner sets polling record (highest unfavorable)

Sean Delonas,

Sean Delonas,

Anothony Weiner is finally ahead of the pack in a poll which finds him one of New York’s most embarrassing candidates. Weiner may be proving impotent in other polls, but in this he rises to the top in his unfavorability rating.

More than two-thirds of New Yorkers find Anthony Weiner and Eliot Spitzer’s campaigns “embarrassing” and Weiner’s unfavorable rating has set a record, a new poll found on Monday.

According to the Siena College poll, 68 percent of New York voters, including 62 percent of those in New York City, say the national attention placed on Weiner and Spitzer’s campaigns is embarrassing.

Spitzer fares better than Weiner, boasting a 59 percent unfavorable rating, versus Weiner’s 80 percent unfavorable rating among New Yorkers.

“Weiner has set a new all-time Siena College Poll record with 80 percent of voters viewing him unfavorably — including three-quarters of Democrats and New York City voters — compared to only 11 percent who have a favorable view of America’s most infamous tweeter,” Siena College pollster Steven Greenberg said in a statement.

Meanwhile, Weiner has his first campaign ad out in which he promises to stick up for the little guy and not stiff working people in favor of big interests: