Weiner beats Boehner in name recognition

Rep. Anthony Weiner's (D-N.Y.) tweeting habits have given him more name recognition than Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), according to a new poll.

Seventy-eight percent of voters have formed an opinion about Weiner, compared to the 64 percent who have an opinion on Boehner, according to a new Public Policy Polling poll.

"Only in America can sending a dirty tweet make you more well known than being one of the most powerful people in the country," pollster Tom Jensen noted in his analysis.

Boehner can take heart in one thing. His official twitter account has almost twice as many followers as Weiner's. Boehner had 152,304 followers as of Tuesday afternoon, while Weiner only had 80,393.

The poll also found Weiner's favorability ratings were in the negatives: 70 percent had an unfavorable opinion of him compared to the 8 percent who have a favorable opinion.

Jensen noted that "Weiner has become one of the most unpopular figures in the history of PPP's polling."

Plus, 60 percent said Weiner should resign, while 25 percent thought he should stay in office. Fifteen percent had no opinion.

Weiner is on leave from the House while in a treatment facility, following admissions he sent sexually-suggestive photographs to women via social media sites. He's facing calls to resign from the leadership of his party, including House Minority Leader Nancy (D-Calif.) and Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

President Obama hasn't outright called for Weiner's resignation but told NBC News: “I can tell you that if it was me, I would resign."

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