Anthony Weiner sets new poll record (and it's not a good one)


Former US Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) speaks to the media regarding a lewd photo tweet May 31, 2011 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.



Disgraced New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner has set a new record in his latest poll — and it's not a good one.

Embroiled in yet another sex scandal and widely panned this past week for derogatory remarks toward one of his opponents and a female British TV reporter, Weiner's frat-boy antics appear to be catching up with him, according to a new poll by Siena College.

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The poll shows his unfavorability rating has hit a new record at 80 percent.

“Weiner has set a new all-time Siena College Poll record with 80 percent of voters viewing him unfavorably — including three-quarters of Democrats and New York City voters — compared to only 11 percent who have a favorable view of America’s most infamous tweeter,” Siena College pollster Steven Greenberg said in a statement.

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Weiner was once a front-runner in the mayoral race, but his campaign collapsed last month after he admitted to continuing to send inappropriate text messages and pictures following his resignation from Congress over a similar scandal in 2011.

But Weiner refuses to quit the race despite dismal poll numbers and a dearth of campaign donations.

His chief of staff quit late last month.