Bill de Blasio Finds Himself an Indirect Beneficiary of the Weiner Scandal

Bill de Blasio.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Bill de Blasio. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Just weeks ago, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio’s campaign appeared to be treading water.

He was behind in the public polls. He had failed to unify labor. And the unlikely comeback candidacy of former Congressman Anthony Weiner—another outspoken, progressive with outer borough branding—seemed like the nail in the proverbial coffin, eliminating his path to victory.

But as it turns out, Mr. Weiner’s entry has turned into a blessing for Mr. de Blasio, at least as far as public polling is concerned. trans Bill de Blasio Finds Himself an Indirect Beneficiary of the Weiner Scandal

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Poll: Weiner Support Drops After Latest Sexting Controversy

Anthony Weiner's Tuesday press conference.
Anthony Weiner’s Tuesday press conference.

Anthony Weiner’s new sexting scandal is taking its toll both on the former congressman himself and his standing in the mayoral race.

In the first poll taken since Mr. Weiner admitted Tuesday to continuing digital affairs after his resignation–and after proclaiming himself to be a changed man a year later–Mr. Weiner’s one-time lead has whittled.

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