nthony Weiner's quixotic campaign to become New York City's next mayor has taken yet another turn for the worse.
Fully 80 percent of New York voters have an unfavorable opinion of Weiner, according to a Siena College poll out Monday. That's the worst showing Siena has ever found for any politician, topping the 79 percent unfavorable mark New York City comptroller candidate and former Gov. Eliot Spitzer (D) posted in 2008 following his resignation amid a prostitution scandal.
Eleven percent of voters still have a favorable view of Wiener, and 9 percent have somehow managed to have no opinion on the matter.
In addition, 68 percent of New York voters — including 62 percent of those in New York City — think Weiner and Spitzer's campaigns are an embarrassment.
Weiner stormed to the front of the mayoral field after formally launching his campaign earlier this summer. Yet revelations that he continued to sext random women on the internet even after his resignation from Congress (itself a result of sexts and lies) sent his campaign into a tailspin from which it hasn't recovered.
With little room left for his campaign to fall, Weiner opted not to take a British reporter seriously last week, instead mocking her accent and comparing her interview to a Monty Python sketch.
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