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Half of NYC Voters Don’t Like Weiner, Spitzer

One-out-of-two New York City voters hold an unfavorable opinion of disgraced politicians Anthony Weiner and Eliot Spitzer who are both hoping to be returned to public office this fall.

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone poll finds that 50% of Registered New York City Voters continue to view Weiner unfavorably, unchanged from mid-May. But now 40% have a favorable opinion of the married former congressman who was forced to resign after he was caught texting sexually suggestive photos of himself to women around the country. That’s up from 34% in the earlier survey.  The new findings include 18% with a Very Favorable opinion of Weiner and 29% with a Very Unfavorable one. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Registered New York Voters was conducted on July 16-17, 2013 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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