A majority of New York City voters thinks embattled Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y. should not resign from Congress, according to a new NY1-Marist poll taken the same day Weiner admitted sending lewd messages and photographs to numerous women before and during his marriage.
Just 30 percent of Big Apple voters think Weiner should resign, while 51 percent believe he should not. Weiner's hope to occupy Gracie Mansion after the 2013 citywide election have taken a big hit, however: A 56-percent majority do not want him to run for mayor in 2013, while only a quarter of voters want to see him make a bid.
Notably, the poll was conducted "just hours" after Weiner admitted sending the salacious material to six different women, so many respondents to the poll may not have heard the latest developments. The poll was also conducted citywide, not just in the 9th Congressional District, which Weiner has represented since 1999.
The poll was conducted Monday evening among 379 New York City registered voters. The margin of error is +/- 5.0 percent.