New York City

Poll Puts Weiner Ahead of Quinn for NYC Mayor

Support is inching upward


Disgraced U.S. Congressman Anthony Weiner could be roaring back to prominence as a new poll shows he is surging to the forefront of the New York City Democratic mayoral race.

Weiner leads the other Democratic candidates to replace outgoing Mayor Michael Bloomberg, according to a new NBC 4 New York/Marist College/Wall Street Journal poll, and appears to have transformed from a scandal-marred politician to mayoral frontrunner for the United States' largest city.

"In many ways, it doesn't change anything," he told reporters. "We're going to keep talking about ideas for the middle class."