New Poll Shows Weiner Fallen to Fourth Place, Won't Drop Out of Race

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Least surprising headline ever? A new poll shows New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner has now plummeted from first to fourth place, but is still staunchly remaining in the race.

According to the Quinippiac poll released Monday, Weiner is now behind Christine Quinn, Bill de Blasio, and Bill Thompson — with 53 percent of likely voters saying he should withdraw from the race entirely.

Just before the survey came out, Weiner defiantly restated his commitment to the race, saying, "I'm going to let the citizens of the city of New York decide who's going to be their mayor." 

He added: "I'm not going to ask pundits, I'm not going to ask other politicians. I'm going to let the people decide."

Looks like they have.

Even when asked what he would do if the Clintons asked him to drop out, Weiner simply stated: "I am not terribly interested in what people who are not voters in the city of New York have to say."

But after the survey was released, Weiner said in a statement that polls "don't change anything."

Meanwhile, in the most hilarious case of pot-and-kettle, Eliot Spitzer — the comptroller hopeful who had to leave his governorship in 2008 following a prostitution scandal — stated on MSNBC Monday that he wouldn't vote for Weiner, and doesn't believe he should be mayor.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo sums up the current circumstances perfectly: "My take on the situation is this: This is summer political theater in New York. We laugh, because if we didn't laugh, we would cry."

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