Sixty-eight percent of New York state voters — and 62 percent of New York City voters — say they are embarrassed by the attention from Weiner’s mayoral bid and Spitzer’s campaign for city comptroller. Sixteen percent said the national attention was “no big deal,” with 8 percent calling it entertaining.
Both are viewed unfavorably by a majority of New York voters. Spitzer has a 59 percent negative rating, though that figure is well below his 79 percent unfavorable mark when he resigned from office.
Weiner, however, who has seen his polling numbers drop since admitting that he continued to send lewd messages to women well after leaving Congress, set a Siena poll record with an 80 percent disapproval. Eleven percent had a favorable view of the mayoral candidate.
Polls show Spitzer in a close race with Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, his opponent for comptroller.
Weiner, however, has fallen to fourth place in the mayor’s race, according to a poll last week, with just 10 percent support, well behind front-runner Christine Quinn, the city council speaker.