(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.
Both Sptizer & Weiner are mockeries of demockrazy.
Spitzer, Weiner...Like the setup for a bad, bad joke.
Now this makes a person wonder about the theory of "which is the lesser evil" here....
Too many politicians are hypocrites.
Weiner and Spitzer should become best buds and disappear into the sunset.
Weinberg will stick it out.....
What's more interesting is that 47% of New Yorkers thinks Weiner should stay in the race.
Matthews would vote for Weiner in a NY minute.
Spitzer's indiscretion was rather conventional in nature. Nothing new there. Didn't make it right but nothing unusual.
Wiener 's texting photo's of his genitals to young women is creepy stuff. He is this fruity looking oddball that capitalized on his position in government to prey on young, easily taken advantage of people. He also continued his activities after his resignation and lied about it.
There is little comparison between the two men and what got them jammed up. I don't think Spitzer should have ever resigned. He is a huge talent and has much to offer. Wiener is easily replaced.
WeinerSpitzer – the everyday arrogance displayed by so many pols – Sanford and "Feelin Her" come to mind too – is just unbelievable.
No good.. as a member of the "Cheaters Organization", I expected that he will back up his co-cheater
Lots of disgusting weasels in New York.
I thought disgraced politicians were all equal. I guess some are more equal than others.
Spitzer and Weiner are both jokes
Pot meet kettle.
Neither should you be Comptroller of the State of NY, hypocrite.
I voted for Marion Barry, and I'll vote for Weiner.
Well, I'll be voting for him. But not for Spitzer. :)
The biggest shame is that prior to his scandal, Weiner was very good at speaking about underrepresented issues that effect the middle-class. Too bad he had to screw things up so bad.
The Democrats War on Women continues unabated. Hypocrites!
Whether you like Wiener or not, the fact that he's still trying to stay in the mayoral race is nothing less than remarkable...but, of course, he probably cannot stay in. After all, the press is all too important in deciding this election outcome. Now if only his wife would run instead!
Chris Matthews the GOP worker is pushing the issue while he was the biggest cheerleader to fire Spitzer in 2008. Matthews like other Republicans knew Spitzer was about to indict AIG and Banks and he had to be stopped. Matthews ignored the news of Vice President Cheney exposed as a long time client of the DC Madam as even the NY Times skipped over that news. Spitzer's smile said more then his words as he sees the political attacks on Weiner and his wife will back fire as Matthews will act like he was all for Weiner once elected. Spitzer knows the game and the players and laughed as he knew the GOP political Journalist, Press and Talk Show host will use this but NY citizens will decide who they want. My bet is Spitzer will vote for Weiner and laugh as he does it.
Proving once again that New York is smarter than South Carolina who voted their lying, cheating former governor into congress. I applaud Democrats for setting the bar high for their candidates. South Carolina Republicans are complete morons voting Sanford back into office.
Well I guess Spitzer loses the Weiner vote also.
Who really cares what fetishes these guys have, as long as you do what you need to do in office. I really wouldn't give a crap.