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Anthony Weiner in fourth place for NYC mayor after recent texting scandal

According to a poll released Monday afternoon by the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, Anthony Weiner is coming up short in his run for New York City mayor.

Just 16% of likely Democratic primary voters now say they support him, a number that shrank from 26% less than a week ago.

Anthony Weiner, who once led the pack, is now in a disappointing fourth place.

And a majority of those same voters said Anthony Weiner should withdraw from the race entirely, by a 53-40 margin.

Anthony Weiner falls to fourth place in New York City mayoral poll after texting scandal

Anthony Weiner falls to fourth place in New York City mayoral poll after texting scandal

Black voters were the only demographic group that seems to be hanging on to their support for the embattled former congressman, whose latest round of texting accusations have brought journalists past the blushing point and brought his long-suffering wife out of the shadows to defend him.

Black voters also say Anthony Weiner should stay in the race, by a 53-42 margin. White voters say he should go, by a larger 64-25 split.

Anthony Weiner’s downfall has created opportunities for his rivals, including City Council Speaker Christine Quinn who now leads the Democratic pack with 27% support. Public Advocate Bill de Blasio and Comptroller William Thompson are in a dead heat for second place, polling 21 and 20%, respectively.

If Anthony Weiner should drop out of the race, the remaining contenders would stay in the same positions. Christine Quinn would jump to 30% and Bill de Blasio and William Thompson would each hover at 25%.

Anthony Weiner spokeswoman Barbara Morgan did not respond to a request for comment about her candidate’s determination to remain in the hunt. The Democratic primary is September 10.

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