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Poll: Anthony Weiner leading Christine Quinn for first time in mayoral race

Anthony Weiner has the most support among Democratic voters for the first time since the race began, according to a Wall Street Journal poll.

Anthony Weiner greets supporters outside the Time Warner Center on Columbus Circle before a debate with other Democratic mayoral hopefuls on August 16, 2005. Credit: Getty Images Anthony Weiner greets supporters outside the Time Warner Center on Columbus Circle before a debate with other Democratic mayoral hopefuls on August 16, 2005. Credit: Getty Images

The Wall Street Journal released a new poll today that found Anthony Weiner is leading Christine Quinn in the New York City mayoral race.

The poll, conducted with NBC New York and Marist College Institute, found that Weiner has 25 percent of the vote among Democrats while Quinn has 20 percent, her lowest level of support since the first polls of the race, the Journal said.

"The race has been scrambled by Weiner's candidacy," said Lee Miringhoff, director at the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion. "Weiner's candidacy has gotten more acceptable... Quinn's having a difficult time reversing what has been a slow but steady decline in her numbers."

Former Comptroller Bill Thompson came in third, at 13 percent, with Public Advocate Bill de Blasio and city Comptroller John Liu trailing at 10 and 8 percent respectively.

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