Anthony Weiner's Popularity (Unsurprisingly) Plummets

Anthony Weiner knows a thing or two about polls, right?
70% of voters nationally have an unfavorable opinion of Weiner compared to just 8% with a positive one. He's really burned his bridges with pretty much everyone. Certainly his numbers are their worst with Republicans. He has a 3/85 favorability spread with them. But it's hard to take much positive from his 14/60 standing with independents or the 8/63 he pulls with Democrats either.

60% of voters think he should resign to only 25% who think he should stay in office and 15% who don't offer an opinion. A plurality of Democrats (46/34) think he should step aside as do a majority of independents (54/28) and pretty much all Republicans (81/11). Interestingly men (66%) feel much strongly than women (55%) that Weiner needs to go.

If there is a silver lining for the notoriously publicity hungry Congressman it is this- the 78% of voters nationally with an opinion about Weiner exceeds the 64% who said they had an opinion about House Speaker John Boehner on the poll. Only in America can sending a dirty tweet make you more well known than being one of the most powerful people in the country.
My emphasis.


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