(CNN) - Anthony Weiner, who once led the field of Democratic candidates for New York City mayor before the reemergence of a "sexting" scandal rocked his campaign, is currently in fourth place, a poll released Thursday showed.
The New York Times/Siena poll was the second survey showing the former congressman running behind three Democratic other hopefuls in the Big Apple. A Quinnipiac University poll released at the end of July also indicated Weiner had fallen in the aftermath of scandal.
In Thursday's survey, 25% of Democratic primary voters backed City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, while 16% supported former Comptroller Bill Thompson and 14% backed Public Advocate Bill de Blasio. Weiner was at 10%.
In the poll, no candidate reached the 40% threshold needed to avoid a run-off.
Weiner admitted in July to sending raunchy messages and photos to women online as early as last summer. He left Congress in 2011 after admitting to similar acts.
Despite calls from some of his rivals to drop his bid, Weiner has pressed on, saying voters should have the ultimate say in who represents them at City Hall.
In the race for comptroller, former Gov. Eliot Spitzer leads his Democratic rival Scott Stringer 44%-35%. Stringer currently serves as Manhattan borough president.
The New York Times/Siena University poll was conducted by telephone from August 2-7 from 505 registered Democrats. The sampling error was plus or minus 4 percentage points.
Spitzer, the former governor, was forced from office over a prostitution scandal in 2008.
This should be no surprise to anyone, except apparently, to Wiener.
It is clear that Weiner has a mental problem and needs help. How can he take care of New York City when he can't even help himself. He has a cumplusive disorder which can affect his handling of his job in making the right decisions. Hope he comes to his senses and take himself off the ballet.
We all have our shortcomings and most of us don't have to live under a spotlight. That being said, I don't think this man has the impulse control to be an effective leader.
Man go home, can!t you take a low profile
Wow..they called 500 people out of 6 MILLION New Yorkers ...Surveys are a waste of time and are used for Media propaganda
Crazy world !
Quinn, the Lesbian, supports STOP & FRISK. She's a user. She support her civil rights for marriage equality but, as mayor, would continue to infringe on the rights of the BLACK & LATINO males that get harassed via S&F. She does not deserve [get] a true liberals vote for this reason.
I could see people voting for Spitzer. He's just a very smart and well-spoken guy. But you can't trust Weiner. Yet he's got nothing to lose by staying in the race, but his wife's face. The longer he stays, the more shame she endures.