NEW YORK CITY — Council Speaker Christine Quinn continued to lead among all her Democratic primary rivals with 26 percent of likely primary voters surveyed supporting her, according to a New York Times/Siena College poll.
Meanwhile, former congressman Anthony Weiner, who had briefly led in polls before additional sexting revelations surfaced last month, continued to slip among likely voters, falling behind former comptroller Bill Thompson, who got 19 percent of support from those polled.
Public Advocate Bill de Blasio netted 14 percent of support in the poll.
Former governor Eliot Spitzer, who resigned in 2008 after admitting to hiring prostitutes, continued to lead his Democratic primary opponent, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, 44 percent to 35 percent among Democratic voters, the Times reported.
The poll was conducted between August 2 and 7, and was conducted on landlines and cellphones with 505 registered Democrats across New York City participating. It had a margin of error of plus or minus four percentage points, according to the paper.