(CNN) - A little more than half of New York City residents want embattled Rep. Anthony Weiner to remain in Congress, according to a poll taken hours after the New York Democrat admitted he engaged in inappropriate online activity with women outside his marriage.
The NY1-Marist Poll released Tuesday indicated that 51 percent of those surveyed believed Weiner should not resign, 30 percent thought he should step down and 18 percent were unsure.
CNN Radio's Steve Kastenbaum spent much of Tuesday talking to Weiner's constituents in New York. Listen here.
However, they were less likely to support him for NYC mayor in 2013, a position he was rumored to want. Fifty-six percent said Weiner should stay out of the race, 25 percent wanted to see him campaign and 19 percent were unsure.
Weiner remains adamant he will stay in Congress, representing the 9th district that includes parts of Queens and the Bronx, which are NYC boroughs, despite increasing requests for him to step down. House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi called for an ethics investigation to determine if he violated the Rules of the House.
The poll surveyed 500 New York City adults on June 6th by telephone with a sampling error of plus or minus 4.5 percentage points.
Good for NYC voters are wise not to crucify Wiener for something personal and has nothing to do to what they elected him for. What is the use to do something which is not beneficial to them!
In the end it is the people he represents who will decide his fate, however speaking in the context of the being a Party Democrat, he needs to step down. Mind you what he did I could care less about, but when you lie to cover it up then you are moving into bigger territory. I mean if he thinks that just because Bill Clinton did it he can too then he is seriously mistaken. He will hurt the party!!! LEAVE!!
Its a New York problem. I hope he can get the sex out of his system.
What he did was kind of naive and disgusting. But much worse than that, he can't even lie in a credible manner.
His amateur and ridiculous attempt to tell the story of the hacker was so pathetc, that nobody should ever trust him
with enough brains and talent to represent them in government.
Okay...okay...so he's a jerk....but, who in politics isn't? He has lots of good stuff ON his side. Stick to the voting and where
the man stands re: The people!
Personally, I support Weiner's politics, but abhor his personal behavior. For some reason, marry an intelligent, beautiful, hard-working, well-respected woman was not enough for him – and he put that relationship, as well as his representation of the people he swore to serve, at risk.
That said, it's up to Weiner's constituents whether they want to keep him.