(CNN) - Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer confirmed Monday that he will not be voting for Anthony Weiner in the New York mayoral race.
Spitzer, a fellow former disgraced politician who also is attempting to make a political comeback, was short with his answers Monday in a television interview, but revealed that Weiner will not be getting his support in the upcoming Democratic primary.
MSNBC's Chris Matthews pressed Spitzer, urging him to say who he plans to vote for in the primary race. Spitzer didn't take the bait at first, but Matthews nudged him again.
"You're not going to vote for Anthony Weiner, can you just say that now? You don't think he should be mayor of New York?"
"Fair point. That is correct," Spitzer said.
"He should not be mayor of New York, then?" Matthews asked.
"That is correct," Spitzer replied.
A new poll released Monday indicated a majority, 53%, of New York voters believe Weiner should drop out of the race. The Quinnipiac University poll comes after the former congressman admitted last week that he continued to send lewd messages to women after he resigned from Congress in 2011 for the same actions.
The same survey also showed that Weiner had tumbled to fourth place in the race for the Democratic nomination, despite once being a front-runner.
Spitzer, who resigned in 2008 amid a prostitution scandal, also said in answer to a question that if a public employee under his watch were caught using public office equipment to send racy messages and photos, that person should be fired.
Spitzer's opponent in the Democratic race for city comptroller, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, was quick to pounce on the answers.
"It's clear that Eliot Spitzer thinks there are two standards - one for him, and one for everybody else. His comments are the height of hypocrisy," Stringer's campaign said in a statement.
- CNN's Kevin Liptak contributed to this report.