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Weiner gains ground in NYC mayor's poll after rocky start

When former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) announced his candidacy last week for mayor of New York City, he pleaded with voters to give him a “second chance” to serve following the 2011 sexting scandal that derailed his political career. 

According to a new poll, a majority of New Yorkers believe Weiner deserves that chance.

But the Marist poll, which found 53 percent of Big Apple voters feel Weiner should have the opportunity to redeem himself, also found 4 in 10 don’t believe he has the character to be mayor of the nation's largest city.