“Notoriety has earned the ‘Tabloid Twins,’ former Gov. Eliot Spitzer as Client 9 and former Congressman Anthony (Tweets) Weiner, good initial numbers in the polls,” said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, in a statement. “Whether those numbers hold up in the real poll on Primary Election Day is the big question.”
Both candidates are driven by support among black voters. Weiner holds a 15-point advantage over Quinn among blacks, while Spitzer leads Stringer 61-26 percent among blacks.
The survey also showed Democratic primary voters were forgiving of sexual misconduct relative to other potential offenses by an elected official. Asked which was worse — sexual misconduct or financial impropriety — the latter prevailed 69-22 percent.
The Democratic primary will be held on September 10. The poll carried a 3.6 percent margin of error.